Monday 25 July 2016

John Grenham launches a six-part series of Irish genealogy webinars
Genealogist John Grenham MAGI FIGRS has been busy creating a series of webinars for Irish family historians of beginner to intermediate levels of experience.

Called The Foundations of Irish Genealogy, the six-part series was launched last week within the Legacy Family Tree Webinar Library.

The individual webinars are as follows:
  • The Raw Materials of Irish Genealogy - 1 hour 21 minutes
  • The Major Records I - General Register Office – 1 hour 4 minutes
  • The Major Records II - Irish Censuses – 52 minues
  • The Major Records III - Irish Church Records – 1 hour 6 minutes
  • The Major Records IV - C19th Irish Property Records – 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Bringing the Major Records Together - 48 minutes.
While each webinar is available individually, the full series is included in the monthly membership subscription of US$9.95, along with handout notes.

John sets out at the beginning of the series to quash many of the myths about Irish genealogy, especially the one about all the records were destroyed in 1922. He told Irish Genealogy News: "If you really, really, really want to look on the bright side, you could say that the destruction of all those records in 1922 simplified Irish research. Which is what makes it possible to get a good overview of almost everything that's relevant to almost all researchers. And that's what the series tries to provide. Plus it's a chance to tell all my old jokes to a fresh set of victims."