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Monday, 11 January 2016

Tracing your Ancestors in the Revolutionary Period: a week-long series of lectures at the National Library

The National Library of Ireland has partnered with Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) to present a special family history lecture series as part of its 1916 centenary commemorative programme.

Members of AGI will introduce genealogical sources that might be used to document ancestors who were alive in 1916 or who were active during the Rising. While the sources will be discussed in the context of the Rising, they are not all exclusive to that period or specifically for Dublin City.

The lectures will be presented at 1pm during Adult Learners' Week, as follows:

Monday 22 February: Were your Ancestors active in 1916?: Sources in the Irish Military Archives

Tuesday 23 February: Reporting on the Rising: Using Irish Newspapers in the National Library of Ireland

Wednesday 24 February: Census Returns, Electoral Rolls and Covenants: Where were your ancestors in 1916?

Thursday 25 February: The records of Dublin’s Congregations at the time of the Rising

Friday 26 February: Researching the Rising: a case study from the National Archives of Ireland

Booking is not required. All welcome.