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Monday, 29 February 2016

Irish genealogy & history events, 29 Feb to 13 March

Monday 29 February: The Kildare connection to the Easter Rising, 1916, with Seamus Cullen. Host: Clonalkin Historical Society. Venue: Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. 8pm.

Monday 29 February: What were your family doing in 1916? An afternoon of genealogy with Eneclann and FindMyPast. Host and venue: Sligo Central Library, Stephen St, Sligo. Noon to 5pm. Free. Talks and one-to-one consultations. Booking may be required: T (0)71 911 1850.

Monday 29 February: The Poets' Rising, with Deirdre O'Byrne. Part of the 1916 and Beyond lecture series. Host: Nottingham Irish Studies Group. Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop. 14a Long Row, Nottingham UK, NG1 2DH. Admission £3. Refreshments available. 7pm–8:30pm. Book by email.

From 1 March to end of the year: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and the 1916 Rising: an exhibition. Host and venue: Deansgrange Cemetery, 2 Dean's Grange Rd, Dublin. Open during cemetery hours.

Tuesday 1 March: The Stack family – A 19th-century clerical dynasty with Vincent Brogan MAGI. North of Ireland Family History Society, Omagh branch. Venue: Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, BT78 1HL. 7:15pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 1 March: The Irish Volunteers, with Daithí Ó Corráin. Host: Kerry Archaeological & History Society. Venue: Killarney Library, Rock Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 7.30pm–8.30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 2 March: Researching family history in the Military Archives – a focus on 1916, with Capt Claire Mortimer. Part of Dublin City Council@s 1916/2016 Centenary Programme. Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. 1pm. Free, but booking essential: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie or telephone (0)1 497 3539.

Wednesday 2 March: What were your family doing in 1916? Day of genealogy with Eneclann and FindMyPast. Host and venue: Portlaoise Library, Dunamaise House, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 11am to 4pm. Free. Talks and one-to-one consultations. Booking may be required: T (0)57 862 2333.

Wednesday 2 March: Explore the Easter Rising, with Dr Brian Hanley. Second of a three-part lecture series examining the lead up, events and impact of the Rising. 3rd parts on 9 March. Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. 6:30pm. Free, but booking essential: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie or telephone (0)1 497 3539.

Thursday 3 March: Waterford men and the Gallipoli campaign, 1915–1916, with Pat McCarthy. Host: 10th series of Julian Walton Winter Lectures series. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre, Dunhill Ecopark, Ballyphilip, Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm, followed by Q&A and light refreshments. €5. No need to book. Enquiries: T (0)51 396 934.

Thursday 3 March:
Ulster-Scots emigration, with Dr Paddy Fitzgerald. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 3 March: Voluntary charities for the poor in Belfast, 1800–1838, with Robyn Atcheson. Part of the Surviving the City: Lunchtime Lecture Series. Host and Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free. Booking recommended: E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk / T: 028 90534800.

Thursday 3 March: The History of Spike Island and its Future, with Tom O'Neill. Host: Blarney & District Historical Society. Venue: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork. 8pm. All welcome.

Thursday 3 March: Journalism, the last refuge of the middle class boy: the professionalisation of journalism in 19th century Ireland, with Michael Foley. Host: Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class. Venue: Room GO11, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway. 4pm to 6pm. All welcome.

Friday 4 March: Personalities of the decade, 1912–1922, exploring the people who helped shape the political and social landscape of contemporary Ireland. Host and Venue: Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry BT48 6AL. Free. Tea/coffee/refreshments provided. 1:30–4pm. To register, E mhetherington@thejunction-ni.org or T: 02871 361942.

Saturday 5 March: Aspects of Irish family history, a day seminar. Host: Genealogical Society of Victoria. Venue: The Celtic Club, 316-320 Queen Street, Melbourne, Australia. 10am–4pm. $60. Lectures: Breaking down Brick Walls, with Liz Pidgeon; Irish Convict Petitions & Ships’ Journals, with Colleen Arulappu; Movements in, out & around Ireland, with Maureen Doyle; BDMs on line – the RC Films & more, with Beryl O'Gorman. Registration.

Saturday 5 March: Scotland and the Easter Rising. A day of talks, readings and workshops rounded off by a ceili in the evening. 11am to 3:30pm and 7pm to 11:30pm. Host and venue: Scottish Trades Union Congress, 333, Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG. Registration 10:30–10:45am. Admission: £6 for the day event. £6 for the ceili. £10 for both. Details and tickets.

Saturday 5 March: Ormond, Cromwell and the battle for Ireland, 1649–1650, with Michael O Siochru. Part of the Power & Privilege – the Butlers of Ormond lecture series. Host: Tipperary County Museum. Venue: Clonmel Library, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. €5, includes refreshments. 10am–12noon. To book: T: Julia on 076 106 5564 or email julia.walsh@tipperarycoco.ie.

Saturday 5 March: Finding your Irish Ancestors, with Paul Milner. A day seminar. Hosts: Midwest Genealogy Center and Kansas City Irish Center. Venue: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055, USA. $60, includes the seminar and buffect lunch.9am to 4pm. Register by 26 February by calling 816-252-7228.

Saturday 5 March: Finding your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society and Canadiana Dept, North York Central Library. Venue: North York Civic Centre, Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room, 5110 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5W4 Canada. $70 ($65 for OGS members). 9am to 4:30pm. Details.

Sunday 6 March: Irish family history day, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: New England Historic Genealogical  Society. Venue: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, USA. 9am–4pm. Booking T: 617 226 1226. $85. Registration details.

Monday 7 March: The road to 1916, with Pat Murphy. Part of the 1916 and Beyond lecture series. Host: Nottingham Irish Studies Group. Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop. 14a Long Row, Nottingham UK, NG1 2DH. Admission £3. Refreshments available. 7pm–8:30pm. Book by email.

Tuesday 8 March: What were your family doing in 1916? Host and venue: Mountmellick Library, O'Moore St, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. 11am to 4pm. Free. Talks and one-to-one consultations, with Eneclann and FindMyPast. Booking may be required: T (0)57 864 4572.

Tuesday 8 March: Celebrating Your Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestors, with the Ulster Historial Foundation. Host: The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Venue: Moriarty's Pub and Restaurant, 1116 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.. 4pm8pm. $60 in advance for members; $65 at the door and for non-members; buffet dinner and cash bar included. Details.

Tuesday 8 March: History of Police Records, with Hugh Forrester. North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free.

Tuesday 8 March: Cumann na mBan and the 1916 Rising, with Ann Matthews. Host: South Dublin Libraries. Venue: Lucan Library, Unit 16, Superquinn Shopping Centre, Newcastle Rd, Lucan, Co. Dublin. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 9 March: The 1916 Rising in Galway, with Gerry Burke. Host: Western Family History Association. Venue: Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Co Galway. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 9 March: Explore the Easter Rising, with Dr Brian Hanley. Last of a three-part lecture series examining the lead up, events and impact of the Rising. Venue: Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. 6:30pm. Free, but booking essential: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie or telephone (0)1 497 3539.

Wednesday 9 March: Finding your Irish ancestors online, with John Grenham MAGI. Host: Libraries NI. Venue: Holywood Library,Sullivan Building, 86-88 High St, Holywood, Co. Down BT18 9AE. 2pm to 3:30pm. Free, but booking is advised: T 028 9042 4232.

Wednesday 9 March: Married to a soldier: Irishwomen and the Separation Allowance, with Ann Matthews. Host: Malahide Historical Society. Venue: Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €4.

Wednesday 9 March: Tracing Irish ancestors, with Ulster Historical Foundation. Host and venue: Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA, 20176, USA. Tickets: In advance: $15 for members of the Friends of Thomas Balch Library and $25 for non-members. At the door: $30. Details. 9am to 4pm.

Thursday 10 March: Tracing Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host and venue: Venue: The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA. Details. Noon to 4pm. Free. No registration required. Tel: +1 312-943-9090 (ask for the Genealogy and Local History department)

Friday 11 March: Born Ireland... What next...?, a full day workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Heritage Journeys. Venue: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, 122 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA. Details. $55 per ticket, or $75 at the door.

Friday 11 March: Personalities of the decade, 1912–1922, exploring the people who helped shape the political and social landscape of contemporary Ireland. Host and Venue: Derry Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry BT48 6AL. Free. Tea/coffee/refreshments provided. 1:30–4pm. To register, email mhetherington@thejunction-ni.org or T: 02871 361942.

Saturday 12 March: Problems with Irish ancestors? with Audrey Leonard. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library, 1185 Concord St N, S St Paul, Minnesota, MN 55075. USA. $15 to members/$20 to non-members. 10:30am to Noon. Register.

Saturday 12 March: Family History Day. Host and venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 9:45am to 5pm. No booking required. All welcome. Free.

Saturday 12 March: Discover your Irish roots, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Genealogical Forum of Oregon. Venue: Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222, USA. Details (pdf download). 9am to 4:30pm. $45 members; $55 non-members.

Sunday 13 March: Irish land records workshop, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Genealogical Forum of Oregon, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite B-18, Portland, Oregon 97202, USA. 9:30am to 12:30pm. Details.