Wednesday 27 January 2016

Finding Your Ancestors conference, Cork, 19 March

The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) and Cork Genealogical Society (CGS) are to co-host a one-day conference in Cork on Saturday 19 March.

Finding Your Ancestors will be a friendly and relaxed event consisting of three lectures and a workshop (details below), a light lunch, and plenty of time to meet and chat with other family historians. It will run from 10am to 5pm, and the venue is the Clayton Hotel, Silversprings, Cork.


British Parliamentary Papers: their value in Irish family history, with Tony McCarthy
Well-known author and editor Tony McCarthy explores the immense body of material covering all aspects of Irish life found in the British Parliamentary Papers.

The Registry of Deeds – a treasure trove for researchers with Rosalind McCutcheon FIGRS
Roz has been exploring the many treasures of the Registry of Deeds for over thirty years. Along the way she has amassed a huge store of information, tit-bits and unexpected finds.

Early 20th Century Sources for Irish Family Historians: where they are and what they can tell us about our family, with Ann Marie Coghlan
Ann-Marie looks at both online and offline materials found in international collections.


Irish Church Records, with Claire Bradley
Claire will detail which records are where, and what you can expect to find in parish registers. This practical session will include online access to help users learn how to do it themselves.

As part of the programme, the IGRS, which is celebrating its 80th year, will also hold its AGM. This is free to attend but only members can vote.


The conference fee is €20, and includes a light lunch of soup, sandwiches and tea/coffee. The IGRS AGM is free to attend.

You can book tickets on either of the hosts' websites, or email for more information:
IGRS:   E:
CGS :   E: