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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

IGRS Dublin Open Day: Saturday 21 May

The Irish Genealogical Research Society's Ireland Branch will be holding its Open Day on Saturday 21 May at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

This friendly and informative event will run from 10am to 4pm and will have a slightly different format this year with three full-length lectures followed by three 'lightning talks', as below:
  • Dr Paddy Fitzgerald will discuss the neglected area of Irish internal migration
  • Marita Conlon McKenna's topic will be the famous Gifford sisters, whose lives and loves were so intertwined with the Easter Rising of 1916
  • Mike Maguire will detail the immense online resources of Limerick City Local Studies
  • 'Lightning talks'
    1. Claire Bradley will set out her top tips for searching the census
    2. Aileen Wynne will discuss family tree software
    3. Joanna Fennell will deliver some hints about using immigration records
There will, as always, be plenty of time for Q&As.

The event is open to everyone, members and non-members alike, and there's no need to book.