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Monday, 6 March 2017

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 6–19 March

Monday 6 March: The changing face of Dublin cemeteries and graveyards 1500-2000, with Lisa Marie Griffith. Host: 'Mondays at the Mess' lecture series. Venue: Richmond Barracks, off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8. 11am. All welcome. Entry €5 includes tea/coffee and a scone in the cafe. Tickets.

Monday 6 March: Proclaiming a (Fenian) Republic: The Fenian Movement in Co. Cork, with Martin Millerick. Host: Heritage Unit, Cork County Council. Venue: Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork City. All welcome. 3pm.

Monday 6 March:
A beginner’s guide to Gaelic place names, with Linda Ervine of the Skainos Centre. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Killyleagh Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, County Down. BT30 9QF. 8pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 7 March: Exploring your Scots-Irish genealogy, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host & venue: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, TN, USA. Evening seminar (6pm - 9pm). Afternoon: individual consultations. Details.

Tuesday 7 March: The Irish in London - Early Modern Era, with Gearóid Ó Faoleán. Second of The Irish in London lecture series. Host and venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. 7pm. All welcome. £6 per lecture. Booking.

Tuesday 7 March: Introduction to online resources for family history: civil registration and church records. A talk by John Grenham MAGI at 1pm will be followed by a workshop with Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) where participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with professional genealogists and members of AGI from 2:15pm-4pm. The event is part of Adult Learners Festival and is jointly hosted by the National Library of Ireland and AGI. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. No booking required. All welcome. First come-first served on the day. (See also Friday 10 March.) More details.

Tuesday 7 March: Common Myths about Immigrant Ancestors and how to find out the truth, with Lisa Dougherty. Host and venue: Paul O'Dwyer Library, Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 USA. 11am-2pm. $5 to non-members. Free to members. Booking.

Wednesday 8 March: King of all balloons: the first flight across the Irish Sea to Holyhead in 1817, and other Dublin aerial escapades, with Mark Davies. Host: The Old Dublin Society. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive Conference Room, 138–144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 6pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 8 March: The Women of Ireland – International Women’s Day Lecture, with Katie Liddane. Host and venue: Tyneside Irish Centre, 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. NE1 4SG. Free 7.30pm to 9:30pm. All welcome. Details.

Wednesday 8 March: Irish Republican Women, with Dr Azrini Wahidin. An International Women’s Day event. Host: Nottingham Irish Studies Group. Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, 14A Long Row, Nottingham, UK. 7pm to 8:30pm. Tickets: £3 on the door; register by email: fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com.

Wednesday 8 March: The Down Survey of Ireland, with Jimmy Laffey. Host: The Western Family History Association Venue: Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Turloughmore, Co Galway. 8pm. All welcome. Details: laffeyjimmy@gmail.com or(085) 2187544.

Thursday 9 March: The Redmonds and Waterford, 1891–1952, with Pat McCarthy. 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.

Thursday 9 March: Discover your Irish roots, a day seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: Michigan City Public Library and La Porte County Genealogical Society. Venue: Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, USA. 9:30am - 4pm. Register by calling 219-873-3049. Details.

Friday 10 March: Taking the next steps in family history research: understanding land and property records. A talk by Helen Kelly MAGI at 1pm will be followed by a workshop with Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) where participants will have the opportunity to discuss their research with professional genealogists and members of AGI from 2:15pm-4pm. The event is part of Adult Learners Festival and is jointly hosted by the National Library of Ireland and AGI. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. No booking required. All welcome. First come-first served on the day. More details.

Saturday 11 March: Four Irish research lectures, all presented by Donna Moughty: Using Griffith’s Valuation to identify your ancestors’ origins, Unpuzzling Ireland’s Church records, Sources for Irish research, and Seeking your Irish ancestors before and after the Famine. Host: DuPage County Genealogical Society Conference. Venue: NIU Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL,USA. Conference fee $70 includes lunch. See full conference programme. SOLD OUT.

Saturday 11 March: The Big House: Life & Living, a one-day seminar. Host: Tipperary County Council. Venue: Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. All welcome. 10am-5pm. Tickets €15. Details.

Saturday 11 March: Getting the most out of Ancestry, with Mary Wickersham. Host: Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 1185 North Concord, South St Paul, MN. USA. 10:30am–12 noon. The cost is $15 for IGSI members and $20 for non-members. Need to book.

Saturday 11 March: Family history seminar. Host and venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free. 9.45am to 3.30pm. (Lunch 1-2pm, not provided,) Booking not required. All welcome. Details.

Saturday 11 March: National Irish Studies Conference. Host: Manchester Irish Education Group. Venue: Irish World Heritage Centre, Irish Town (off Queens Road), Cheetham, Manchester, UK, M8 0AE. 9:15am to 4:30pm. Advance tickets £20/ £25 on the door. Includes lunch and refreshments. Details.

Saturday 11 March: Neighbours, landlords and tenants on the Mountjoy and Abercorn Estates, with Dr Brian Lambkin. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone Branch. Venue: Seminar Room, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 1HL. 10am. All welcome.

Saturday 11 March: Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors, a day seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society. Venue: Bentonville Community Center, 1101 SW Citizen’s Circle, Bentonville, AR, USA. 9:00am–4:00pm. Details (pdf download).

Sunday 12 March: Irish and Scots-Irish family history research, an afternoon seminar with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society. Venue: Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St, York County, PA, USA. 1:00pm–5:00pm. Details.

Monday 13 March: Researching your Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. Afternoon/evening seminar (3:15pm - 8:30pm). Bookable consultations on following morning. Details.

Tuesday 14 March: Sources of Hope? Cork Emigrants in North America, with Martin Millerick. Host: Heritage Unit, Cork County Council. Venue: Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork City. All welcome. Free. 4pm.

Tuesday 14 March: The Irish in London - The century and a half to the Great Hunger, with Gearóid Ó Faoleán. Last of The Irish in London lecture series. Host and venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. 7pm. All welcome. £6 per lecture. Booking.

Tuesday 14 March: Covenanters, with Mark Thompson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down & Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, BT20 4AG. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 March: The History of Belfast Hills, with Jim Bradley. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 March: National Library of Ireland: The Manuscript Collections of the Genealogical Office, with Ciara Kerrigan. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: DFEi, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. A donation of €3 is requested.

Wednesday 15 March: Why are Irish records so weird? Free webinar with John Grenham MAGI. 2pm EST. Need to register. Full details.

Wednesday 15 March: Roses from the Heart', an Irish/Australian Story, by Dr. Christina Henri. Host: Waterford County Museum. Venue: Green Room, Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan, County Waterford. 8pm. All welcome. €5. Details.

Wednesday 15 March: Commemorating contested identities in West Cork, with Vincent Duggan (focussing on commemorations arising from the Conflicts of 1914-23). Host: Bandon Historical Society. Venue: Parish Centre, Bandon, Co Cork.

Wednesday 15 March and Thursday 16 March: Irish Genealogy: Resources for success, with Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Plainfield Public Libraries. Venue: Fountaindale Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA> Full day seminars (9:30am - 4:30pm) with different programme on each day. Day 2 fully booked (waiting list available). Details. Fully booked. Waiting list available.

Thursday 16 March: The Irish Michelangelo: the life and work of Waterford artist Michelangelo Hayes, with William Fraher. 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.

Thursday 16 March: US Launch: The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America, by Damian Shiels. Venue: William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, USA. 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Free. Reserve a seat.

Friday 17 March. St Patrick's Day. Bank holiday in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, so no archives or libraries, nor their free genealogy services, will be open.

Friday 17 March. Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy research, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host and venue: Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, USA. Half-day seminar (9am - 12:30), followed by immigration and migration workshops by library staff. $25. Need to register. Details.

Saturday 18 March: Strategies for finding your Irish ancestors and Online sources for Irish research, both with Donna Moughty. Host: Pinellas Genealogy Society. Venue: Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771-2110, USA. 11am.

Saturday 18 March: Beginning Irish genealogy, with Theresa Liewer. Host: Iowa Genealogical Society. Venue: IGS Library, 628 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA. 10:30am to 12:30pm. $5 members and $15 non-members. All welcome. Need to book.

Saturday March 18: Building a Bridge Back from Here: Finding Your Irish Ancestral Place of Origin, with Terry Koch-Bostic. Host: The Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714, USA. 10am. All welcome.

Saturday 18 March: Celebrating Your Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Venue: Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA, USA. $100 for Members/ $125 for Non-Members includes buffet lunch. 9am to 4:30pm. Details.

Sunday 19 March: Irish genealogy workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: Heinz History Center (HHC) & Westmoreland County Historical Society. Venue: HHC, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Full day seminar (9:00am-4:30pm). Need to register in advance.