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Monday, 9 January 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 9–21 January

Until end of February: From a whisper to a roar – exhibition exploring the untold story of Monaghan 1916. Venue: Monaghan County Museum, 1 Hill St, Mullaghmonaghan, Monaghan. Monday to Friday 11am–5pm; Saturday 12pm–5pm. Free. Details.

Monday 9 January: "It's All About Me!" - Researching Yourself, with Kathleen Morrison. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre of Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. 7pm–9pm. Free. Details.

Tuesday 10 January: Researching Early Ulster Ancestors, with Dr William Roulston. First 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: 028 2563 3950, ballymena.library@librariesni.org.uk.

Tuesday 10 January: Databases for genealogical research at Dublin City Library & Archive, with Dr Mary Clark. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. All welcome. €3.

Tuesday 10 January: Using the Newspaper Archives, with Mike McKeag. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm–9:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 11 January: Researching your family tree, with Denver Boyd. Host: Maghera Historical Society. Venue: Heritage Centre, 17 Coleraine Rd, Maghera, Co Londonderry. All welcome. £5 (members £3), light refreshments included. 8pm.

Thursday 12 January: Delayed Opening at National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. To facilitate a staff development meeting, all NLI locations will be closed until 11am. The free Genealogy Service is included.

Saturday 14 January: Finding and Using Private Land Records, with Tom Rice. Host: Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 1185 North Concord, South St Paul, Minnesota, USA. 10:30am–12 noon. The cost is $15 for IGSI members and $20 for non-members. Need to book.

Saturday 14 January: The Huguenot Jack Family of Ardstraw 1360-2015, with Frank Collins. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone Branch. Venue: Seminar Room, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 1HL.

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.