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Monday, 14 March 2016

Irish genealogy & history events: 14–26 March

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.

Sunday 20 March: Fundamentals of Irish Genealogical Research, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host:South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Venue: Meeting Hall, York County Heritage Trust, 250 East Market St, York, PA 17403, USA. Details. 1:30pm to 5pm.

Monday 21 March: The Easter Rising: 1916–2016 – the second 50 years, with Eddie Walsh. 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 21 March: Genealogy information sessions, with Margaret Bonar and Elizabeth Craven. Morning and afternoon sessions. Morning venue: Raheny Library, Howth Rd, Dublin 5 from 10:30am to 11:45am. Afternoon venue: Donaghmede library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13 from 2:30pm to 4pm. Free. Bookings to 085 1444883 or impossibleancestors@gmail.com. Cancelled.

Tuesday 22 March: Belfast Corporation and the management of public health, 1880-1914, with Stuart Irwin. Last 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.

Tuesday 22 March: Finding your Irish ancestors online, with John Grenham MAGI. Host: Libraries NI. Venue: Larne Library, 36 Pound St, Larne, Co. Antrim BT40 1SQ. 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Free, but booking is advised. Phone: 028 2827 7047.

Tuesday 22 March: Recovering marginalised narratives of Revolutionary Ireland: the Kilmainham Gaol Graffiti project, with Dr Laura McAtackney. Part of the Modern Irish History Seminar Series. Host: School of History, University of Edinburgh, Room G13, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh. Free. All welcome. 6pm.

Tuesday 22 March: Finding your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors - a day conference, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia. Venue: The Debert Hospitality Centre, 130 Ventura Dr, Debert, NS B0M 1G0, Canada. Cost CAN$50.00 members / CAN$65.00 non-members. Lunch and refreshments included. Programme and booking details.

Wednesday 23 March: Finding your Irish ancestors online, with John Grenham MAGI. Host: Libraries NI. Venue: Coleraine Library, Queen Street, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1BE. 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Free, but booking is advised. Phone:028 7034 2561.

Thursday 24 March: Introduction to PRONI, a practical workshop covering online sources, use of microfilm, a guided tour and presentation of documents. HOst and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 2–4pm. Spaces limited. Free. Need to book by email to proni@dcalni.gov.uk, or telephone: 02890 534800.

Thursday 24 March: Easter 1916: Two MacDermotts, Sean and Frank &ndash and two visions of Ireland, with Julian Walton. 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.