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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Genealogy courses starting Autumn 2017, NI & ROI

The trees are starting to show their Autumnal colours, which means the start of the new academic year is just around the corner. Below are some of the genealogy courses due to start shortly across the island.

Belfast
Genealogy - Trace your family tree, an 8-week genealogy course taught by the Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Central building, Stranmillis University Collage, Belfast. Part of the college's LifeLong Learning programme. 7pm – 9pm. Starts Tuesday 10 October. Aimed at beginners. £55. Download brochure (see page 19).

Cork City
Genealogy: How to trace your family tree, with Tony McCarthy. Part of University College Cork's Adult Continuing Education programme. A 10-week evening course held on Tuesdays from 26 September. 7pm to 9pm. Venue: Western Gateway Building, Room 304, UCC. The course provides an introduction to the top ten Irish genealogical sources, methodology and historical/social context. Fee €230. Enrol by Monday 18 September. Details.

Dublin City (and online)
Diploma in Family History, with John Grenham MAGI FIGRS. Classroom-based and online, the course runs over 10 weeks, one evening per week from 6:30pm–9:30pm. Next course starts Thursday 28 September. Venue: City Colleges, Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2. The Institute of Commercial Management is the awarding body. Course fee from €845 online/€945 classroom, with instalment plans available. Details.

Malahide, Co Dublin
Beginners' genealogy course, with Claire Bradley. Venue: Malahide Community School, Broomfield, Malahide, Co Dublin. The 10-week course will start on Tuesday 26 September. No prior knowledge is required but ability to use a computer and the internet is essential. 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Cost €110. More details.

Newtownabbey, Co Antrim
The North of Ireland Family History Society is offering a range of 16 short courses, all starting between now and the end of November. Venue: Honneyman Room, NIFHS Research Centre, Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS. The fee for each course is £7 for 1 session, £12 for 2 sessions and £15 for 3 sessions; each session lasts 2 hours. All courses open to members and non-members.Details.

Waterford City
Go back in time and meet your ancestors - an evening course in genealogy, with Tony Hennessy MAGI. Venue: Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford. Held on Wednesdays, the course will run for 10 weeks from 4 October. 7pm – 9pm. Fee: €190. To book, contact Tony by tel: 087 152 8582 or email: waterfordorigins@gmail.com.