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Monday, 4 April 2016

Irish genealogy & history events, 4–17 April

Monday 4 April: South Dublin and the 1916 Rising in Oral Histories, with Maurice O'Keefe. Host: South Dublin County Council. Venue: Lucan Library, Unit 16, Superquinn Shopping Centre, Newcastle Rd, Lucan, Co. Dublin. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 4 April: Central Library's historical holdings, with Linda Ming. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle branch. Venue: Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Monday 4 April: The Strangford Stone, with Martin Todd. Plus AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High St, Killyleagh, Co Down. BT30 9QF. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 5 April: Sean Connolly, City Hall and the 1916 Rising, with Conor McNamara. Host: 'Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising' City Hall Lunchtime Lecture Series. Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. 1:10pm. Free. No booking required but arrive early to ensure you get a seat.

Thursday 7 April: The 1916 Rising and its aftermath, with Philip Orr. Plus AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Belfast branch. Venue: Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 April: WDYTYA?Live, Venue: NEC, Birmingham, UK. Three-day family history exhibition with packed programme of lectures and workshops. Irish contingent includes the Irish Genealogical Research Society, National Archives of Ireland & National Library of Ireland, IrishAncestors4U, Ireland XO. FindMyPastIreland/Eneclann, the Irish Family History Society and the North of Ireland Family History Society. Details.

Friday 8 April: Supplying the IRA: gunrunning from Britain 1919–1923, Gerard Noonan. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. 8pm. Non-members welcome.

Saturday 9 April: Finding the Source: A Survey of Irish Genealogical Websites and Databases, with Miles Davenport. This workshop is aimed at Intermediate level researchers. Venue: Norton Room, McClelland Library & Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA. $15 Library/ICC members; $20 non-members. 10:30am&12:30pm. Details.

Saturday 9 April: Genealogy for beginners, with Audrey Leonard, John Schade and Lois Mackin. Topics include forms, interviewing, records, websites and best practice. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library, 1185 Concord St N, South St Paul, MN, USA. 10:30am. $15 IGSI members/$20 non-members. Registration.

Sunday 10 April: Glasnevin in 1916; 1916 in Glasnevin, a HistoryIreland Hedge School, with editor Tommy Graham chairing a panel consisting of Conor Dodd, Joe Duffy, John Gibney and Liz Gillis. Venue: Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. 2pm. Free and no booking required but arrive early to be sure of a place. Details.

Tuesday 12 April: Tyrone records, with Ann Robinson, and AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 April: Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising, with Las Fallon. City Hall lunchtime lectures series. Host: Dublin City Council (1916/2016 Programme). Venue: Council Chambers, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Free. All welcome. 1:10pm. No booking but space limited.

Wednesday 13 April: South Dublin and the 1916 Rising in Oral Histories, with Maurice O'Keefe. Host: South Dublin County Council. Venue: Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Ave, Dublin 14. 7pm. All welcome.

Friday 15 April: This month's Late Opening at the Representative Church Body Library. Venue: RCBL, Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14. The Reading Room remains open until 7:30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Saturday 16 April: Using DNA in genealogy research, with Bennett Greenspan. Host: Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, New York, USA. Lecture at 11:15am, following Help Session at 10am with Kathleen McGee, and Ask The Experts session at 10:45am.

Saturday 16 April: Fermanagh and the Easter Rising, with Seamas MacAnnaid. Host: Fermanagh Genealogy Centre. Venue: Enniskillen Library (hall upstairs), Halls Ln, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh BT74 7DR. Free. 1.30-3.30. All welcome.