Thursday 10 October 2013

Free Offaly genealogy training starts 15 October

A new training project – County Offaly Genealogy, Historical Placenames and Mapping Training – gets underway next week in Belmont. Sponsored by Offaly Local Development Company and organised by IrelandX0, the project will use a combination of lectures and computer-based training to help delegates kick-start their genealogy projects. All four evening workshops will be presented by Offaly Historical Society and will have a strong practical focus using Internet sources.

Here's the programme:

Tuesday 15 October Introduction to Irish Genealogy
Tuesday 22 October Genealogy Sources of County Offaly
Tuesday 29 October Offaly Land ownership, land records and evictions
Tuesday 5 November Historical place names, map reading and territorial divisions

The lectures will be held 8:00pm to 10:30pm, which includes a coffee/tea break, at High Street Hall, Belmont, Co Offaly. They are free to attend (although a contribution of voluteer hours to the IrelandX0 project would be appreciated) but places are limited so you need to book.

Send your full contact details – parish, telephone number and email address – by Email or telephone (085) 1925466 and await confirmation of your booking.