The Spring term sees a small number of new Irish famiily history courses starting, all aimed at beginners and improvers.
Belfast: Monday 6 – Friday 10 February — Full-time
Irish Genealogy Essentials: An intensive week-long Family History Course by Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF). Includes a day and a half of guided research at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Participants have full access to the UHF's research and newspaper library, electronic resources, and research staff.
Venue: The Corn Exchange, 31 Gordon Street, BT1 2LG Belfast. Cost £399.99. Details.
Dublin & online: 10 weeks starting Thursday 2 February — evenings or online
Diploma in Family History, with John Grenham. Course is designed to assist students to develop the skills necessary to trace genealogical lineage using online search records as well as resources in historical libraries and archives. Students will investigate death certificates, wills, census records, birth certificates and other primary records. Venue: City Colleges, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Costs: Classroom-based €945; online €845 (instalment plan available). Details.
Malahide: 10 weeks starting Tuesday 31 January — evenings
How to research your family history, with Claire Bradley. Course explores census records, birth, marriage and death records, church registers, land valuations, wills and newspapers. No prior knowledge necessary, but some familiarity with computers is desirable. Classes 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Venue: Malahide Community School, Malahide, Dublin. Enrolment at the school on Monday 23 January, 7:30 to 9pm, or online at easypaymentsplus.ie. Cost: €110. Details (see page 15)
(The National Library of Ireland's afternoon course with Sean J Murphy is fully booked.)