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Monday, 7 March 2016

Irish genealogy and history events, 7–19 March

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.

Tuesday 8 March: Book Launch: Richmond Barracks 1916: We were there; 77 women of the Easter Rising, by Mary McAuliffe and Liz Gillis. Host: Dublin City Council. Venue: The Chapel, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8. 5pm.

Tuesday 8 March: The role of women in the Irish revolution, 1916&nash;1923, with Dr Marie Coleman. A special lecture to mark International Women's Day. Host and venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 7pm. Free. No booking required.

Wednesday 9 March: Emigration to Australia in the mid-19th Century, with Michael Martin. 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).

Thursday 10 March: Researching Your Irish family history from Canada, with Ruth Blair. Host: Oakville Public Library. Venue: Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 2Z4, Canada. 7pm to 8:30pm. Details.

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. $8. 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.

Saturday 12 March: 20th National Irish Studies Conference. Host: Manchester Irish Edutcation Group, and part of the Manchester Irish Festival. Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1, Irish Town Way ( next to Queen's Road Metrolink stop), Cheetham, Manchester UK M8 0AE. £20 in advance or £25 on the door; includes lunch and refreshments, lectures and workshops. Details: ManIrishEdGroup@gmail.com.

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.

Monday 14 March: Guided tour of Cork City and County Archives services, focussing on resources relating to the 1912–1922 revolutionary period. Venue: Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O'Brien St, Cork City. Free. Contact for time and booking: Email archivist@corkcity.ie; Phone:+353 21 450 5886.

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

Monday 14 March: Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Lewis County Genealogical Society. Venue: Bethel Assembly of God Church, 132 Kirkland Road, Chehalis, WA 98532, USA. 9am to 4:40pm. Download Programme. Details: wa.lcgs@hotmail.com

Tuesday 15 March: Using newspapers for family history research, a workshop with Mike McKeag. Host, North of Ireland Family History Society, Unit C4, 67, Valley Business Centre, Church Rd, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim BT36 7LS, UK. 11am to 12:30pm. NIFHS Members £5; non-members £10 - payable on the day. Email to enrol.

Tuesday 15 March: What were your family doing in 1916? An afternoon of genealogy with Eneclann and FindMyPast. Host and venue: Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon, Co Clare. 2pm to 6pm. Free. Talks and one-to-one consultations. Booking may be required: T (0)61 364 266.

Tuesday 15 March:  Finding your Irish ancestors online, with John Grenham MAGI. Host: Libraries NI. Venue: Armagh City Library, Market St, Armagh BT61 7BU. 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Free, but booking is advised. Phone: 028 3752 4072.

Wednesday 16 March: Irish Genealogy – Resources for Success, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: The Plainfield Public Library and the Fountaindale Public Library. Venue: Fountaindale Public Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA. 9:30am to 5:30pm. Light refreshments included. Email: ddudek@fountaindale.org. Fully booked.

Thursday 17 March: Tracing your Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Tennessee Genealogical Society. Venue: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown, Tennessee, USA. 12:30–8pm. Programme & booking (pdf). $30 TnGS members/$35 non-members. Includes BBQ dinner and light refreshments.

Saturday 19 March: Researching your Irish family history from this side of the Pond, with Ruth Blair. Host: Ontario Genealogical Society, Kingston Branch. Venue: Seniors Centre, 56 Francis Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 10am. All welcome. Details.

Saturday 19 March: Finding your ancestors, a day conference. Hosts: Irish Genealogical Research Society and Cork Genealogical Society. Venue: Clayton Hotel, Silversprings, Cork City. Three lectures, a workshop, IGRS AGM, book launch, table stands. 9:20am to 5pm. €20 including a light lunch, for members and non-members alike. Need to book. Details.