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Monday, 16 January 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 16 – 28 January

Monday 16 January: Irish genealogy records, with Jill Williams FIGRS. Host: Scottish Genealogy Society. Venue: Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, UK. 7pm for 7:30pm lecture. All welcome. No booking. Free to members. Non-members are encouraged to make a small donation.

Monday 16 January: Understanding DNA Genealogy, with Martin McDowell. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Foyle Branch. Venue: Lecture Room of Derry City’s Central Library, 35 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AL. Free. 7pm. All welcome.

Monday 16 January: 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 087 6491605 or impossibleancestors@gmail.com.

Monday 16 January: Larne’s American Links, with David Hume. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 17 January: Researching Early Ulster Ancestors, with Dr William Roulston. Second of four in lecture series. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue. Ballymena Central library, 5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena, BT43 5AX. 10:30am-12:30pm. Booking Essential t: 028 2563 3950 e: Ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk.

Wednesday 18 January: Carlow Graveyards, with Eoin Lyng. Host: Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society. Venue: Tullow Community School, The Mullawn, Tullow, Co Carlow. 8pm. Details. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 18 January: Show and Tell, with Branch Members. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, BT66 8TD. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 18 January: The story of Titanic and her importance in history, with Chris Woods. Host: Libraries NI. Venue: Carryduff Library, Church Rd, Carryduff, Co Down, BT8 8DT. Booking advised: T 028 9081 3568, E carryduff.library@librariesni.org.uk. Free. 7pm. All welcome.

Thursday 19 January: Researching Court Records, with Wesley Geddis. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down and Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Thursday 17 January: Tipperary Catholic landed gentry of the 18th Century, with Paddy Ryan. Part of the Tipperary People and Places Lecture series. Host: Tipperary Studies. Venue: Gallery of the Source Library, Thurles, co Tipperary. Details. 7:30pm. Admission free. Tea served. All welcome.

Saturday 21 January: Genealogy in The Clogher Story, with Jack Johnston. Host: Fermanagh Genealogy. Venue: Enniskillen Library, Halls Lane, BT74 7 Enniskillen. Free admission for FG members. Non-members £3. All welcome. 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Tea/coffee at 1:30pm.

Tuesday 24 January: Estate Records for the Family Historian, with Valerie Adams. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down and Ards Branch. Venue: C S Lewis Room, Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. All welcome. 7:30pm. Free.

Tuesday 24 January: Tracking "Bad Bridget": Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918, with Dr Elaine Farrell. The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Annual Lecture. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. Free. All welcome. No booking required.

Tuesday 24 January: Researching Early Ulster Ancestors, with Dr William Roulston. Third of four in lecture series. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue. Ballymena Central library, 5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena, BT43 5AX. 10:30am-12:30pm. Booking Essential t: 028 2563 3950 e: Ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk.

Wednesday 25 January:
Ireland & the UK from 1916 to Brexit, a History Ireland Hedge School. Venue: London Irish Centre. 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB, UK. Panel: Tommy Graham, History Ireland editor; Dan Mulhall, Irish ambassador to the UK; Mary Kenny, writer and journalist; Michael Kennedy, RIA's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy; and Martin Mansergh, vice-chair of the Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations. Doors open 7pm. Free tickets.

Wednesday 25 January: Open Genealogy Consultation, with Lisa Dougherty. Host and venue: Paul O'Dwyer Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 USA. 11am-2pm. Free.

Thursday 26 January: The Rising and its aftermath in Phibsborough and Glasnevin, 1916-17, with Brian Hanley. First of the 'Ireland and the World after the Rising’ Winter Lecture Series 2017. Host: Glasnevin Trust & Trinity College Dublin. Venue: Museum’s Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery. Dublin 11. 7pm. Tickets for each lecture are €10 or book the full series of 6 for €50. Details and booking.

Thursday 26 January: Book Launch – The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America, by Damian Sheils. Host and venue: Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. 6pm–7pm. All welcome.

Thursday 26 January: The curious grave of Elizabeth Scrope, with Kieran Groeger. Host: Dunhill History Lecture Series XI, 2017. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opp GAA grounds), Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. €5. Lecture is followed by Q&A and light refreshments. All welcome. Details of lecture series.

Friday 27 January: The Reading Room of the National Archives will be closed until 2pm.

Saturday 28 January: People on the Move - Evidence for Migration from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, with Dr Jacinta Prunty. It's the 16th Annual Irish Migration Studies Lecture. Venue: Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park, Castletown, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 5QY. 11am to 2pm. Registration and Tea/coffee from 10:30. Admission £12, includes tea, coffee, finger buffet lunch, and lecture. Booking advised – see Details.

Saturday 28 January: Arbour Hill Prison and Cemetery – a history, with Jerry O'Reilly. Host: Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project. Venue: The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. 4pm. All welcome. Details.