Tuesday 27 September 2011

Two major genealogy conferences: last few spaces

This weekend sees two major genealogy conferences taking place – one in Ennis, co Clare, the other in London. There's still time to book, and both of them promise to be highly informative.

Clare Roots Society Genealogy & Family History Conference

The theme of this conference is The Future of our Past. It will be held at the Templegate Hotel, Ennis on Saturday 1st October, 8.45-5.15, but there are also a number of pre-event meetings and sessions. The main programme is as follows:

Liam Curran: The Irish soldier in the British Army in the First World War
Gregory O'Connor: Legal and Court Documents in Genealogy Research
Jim Herlihy: The Black & Tans and the Auxiliaries
Dr Jane Lyons: The Importance of Graveyards in Genealogical Research
Antoinette O'Brien: Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin and its records
Dr Nick Barratt: Family History and the Media
John Grenham: Jam Tomorrow: what's online and what's coming?

Tickets to the conference only are €30, with lunch €50, with conference dinner €80.
www.eventelephant.com/clarerootssocietyconference2011 for full details and bookings.

The Irish Genealogical Research Society Symposium

This symposium is part of the Society's 75th anniversary celebrations. It's theme is Some Irish Comings and Goings – Aspects of Irish Migration. It will be held on Saturday 1 October, 9.30-4.30, at the Society of Antiquities, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1. The main programme is as follows:

Dr Declan Downey and Dr Thomas O'Connor: The Wild Geese and the Flight of the Earls
Dr William Roulston: Scots planters in 17th-century Ulster
Dr Breandán Mac Suibhne: Irish Presbyterians who emigrated to America in the 18th century.

Registration fees, including refreshments and lunch: members £27; non-members £32.
Full details and bookings.