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Monday, 4 September 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 4-17 September

Tuesday 5 September: Irish Genealogy Hour – hands-on research in the computer classroom, with different topic each week. Host and venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. All welcome. Noon to 1pm. For more information, T: (406) 657-8258.

Saturday 9 September: Out of the Frame and into the Picture, with Sheena McClure, plus Member Registration. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone branch. Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1HL. 10am. All welcome.

Saturday 9 September: Ship records (and immigration records), with Mary Wickersham. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Library, 1185 Concord St North, South St Paul, MN 55075, USA. Members $15/ Non-members $20. 10:30am to Noon. Register.

Saturday 9 September: Testing the Links: DNA and the Chain of Irish Ancestry, with Professor Dan Bradley. Host: Seamus Heaney's Human Chain weekend. Venue: Seamus Heaney HomePlace, 45 Main Street, Bellaghy, Magherafelt, Co LondonDerry BT45 8HT. 11.30am. Tickets £3.

Sunday 10 September: History of the Irish and The City of London (The Square mile), a guided walk. Host: London Easter 1916-1924 Centenary Committee. Meet at Holborn tube station, Kingsway, London WC2, UK. Noon to 2:30pm. Free, but donations to hosts appreciated. No booking necessary. Details.

Monday 11 September: 'The Big Four' of the White Star Fleet, with Mark Chirnside. Hosts: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Belfast Titanic Society. Venue: PRONI, 2 Titanic Blvd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 7:30pm to 9pm. Free. Need to register.

Monday 11 September: NIFHS 101 - An insight to the Society and the C4 Research Centre. 7pm. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey Co Antrim, BT36 5HP. 7pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 11 September
: Some residents of Killarney Road, Bray, with Brian White. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI). Venue: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. €3 donation. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 September: Irish Genealogy Hour, hands-on research in the computer classroom, with different topic each week. Host and venue: Billings Public Library, 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana, USA. Free. All welcome. Noon to 1pm. For more information, T: (406) 657-8258.

Tuesday 12 September: Irish Family History Group, monthly meeting. Host and venue: The Core Library, Theatre Square, Homer Road, Solihull, UK, B91 3RG. 10am to Noon. All welcome, for genealogy help and support.

Tuesday 12 September:
Beyond the 1901 Census, with Anne Johnston. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT 28 1XP. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 13 September: A unique approach to recording family history, with Mike Kilkelly. Host: Western Family History Association. Venue: Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Co Galway. 8pm to 10pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 13 September: Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, with Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Host: Gaelic Roots Program at Boston College. Venue: Connolly House, Boston College, 300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA. 6:30pm–8:30pm. All welcome; tickets are free but you need to register in advance. Details.

Thursday 14 September: Public tour of WWIreland Exhibition,exploring the Irish Experience at home and abroad. Host and Venue: National Library of Ireland, 2/3 Kildare Street (next door to main building), Dublin 2. Free. 2pm. No booking required.

Thursday 14 September: Drawn from our land: revealing maps from the collections, with Dr Glynn Kelso. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. First of the 'PRONI’s archives unlocked' Thursday lunchtime public talks. 1pm. Free. Need to book as spaces are limited. Details and registration.

Thursday 14 September: The Clogherney boys in World War 1: A mid-Tyrone story, with Robert Corbett. Hosts: Western Front Association and PRONI. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. All welcome. £4 donation requested. 6:30pm to 8:45pm. Details.

Thursday 14 September: Using the PRONI Historical Maps Viewer, a practical workshop. Host and venue: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Blvd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. Free. The workshop runs from 2.15pm to 3pm. Need to register.

Thursday 14 September: ‘Keeping the head down’? — the Protestant Folklore Project, a History Ireland Hedge School, with editor Tommy Graham, Deirdre Nuttall, Niall Meehan, Críostoir MacCartaigh and Malachy Hand. Host and Venue: Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan. 7.30pm.

Friday 15 September: The Irish in Canada: History and Achievements, with Professor Michael Kenneally. Host and venue: The Princess Grace Irish Library, 9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine, Monaco. 7:30 pm. Reservations are essential due to the limited number of seats; Tel +377 93 50 12 25 or Email pglib@monaco.mc. Entry €10 per person payable at the door. Details.