Thursday 26 June 2014

The Genealogy Event: two-month countdown

22-23 August 2014 in Limerick
The Genealogy Event in Limerick will be getting underway in less than two months and the line-up is now taking on its final shape.

The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) have joined the event and will be providing free one-on-one consultations for all ticketed attendees.

This a terrific opportunity for all researchers, whether they they're just starting out or have hit a tricky spot or need some advice on future direction, to receive advice from the real experts.

A new conference session has also been added to the Saturday programme. It's in partnership with the USA's National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and will be of great interest to those Irish-based researchers looking for more information on their ancestors who emigrated to the USA. Dorothy Dougherty is the Program Director for The National Archives at New York City and will be speaking about US naturalization records, Irish famine records and other key resources available through NARA. (The programme also includes two other lectures geared to research outside Ireland: Emigrants from Ireland, with Paddy Waldron, and Researching in North America, with Jane Halloran Ryan.)

For more about The Genealogy Event, see my interview with the organiser, Bridget Bray, here.