Monday 2 January 2017

Irish genealogy and history events, 2–14 January

Monday 2 January: The secrets of traditional music, with John Lawson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killyleagh Branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co Down, BT30 9QF. 8pm to 9:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 3 January: C4 - NIFHS Research Centre open. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society. Venue: Unit C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LS. 2pm–8pm. Loads of resources to explore. Details.

Wednesday 4 January: Family History Clinics. Two workshops to help beginners with their genealogy research queries. Host & venue: Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn. 10:30am–12:30pm and 2pm–4pm. Free. Booking essential: 028 9266 9345 or

Saturday 7 January: The Derrynaflan Hoard and its significance, with Raghnall Ó’ Floinn. Host and venue: Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. 10:30am. €5. All welcome. Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday 7 January: Webinar: Chain Migration from Ulster and One Name Studies, with Nick Cimino. Host: The Southern California Genealogical Society. Venue: Online. 1pm Eastern Time; 6pm Dublin/London time. Need to register in advance here.

Monday 9 January: "It's All About Me!" - Researching Yourself, with Kathleen Morrison. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre of Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. 7pm–9pm. Free. Details.

Tuesday 10 January: Researching Early Ulster Ancestors, with Dr William Roulston. First of four in lecture series. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue. Ballymena Central library, 5 Pat's Brae, Ballymena, BT43 5AX. 10:30am-12:30pm. Booking essential: 028 2563 3950,

Tuesday 10 January: Databases for genealogical research at Dublin City Library & Archive, with Dr Mary Clark. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. All welcome. €3.

Tuesday 10 January: Using the Newspaper Archives, with Mike McKeag. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm–9:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 11 January: Researching your family tree, with Denver Boyd. Host: Maghera Historical Society. Venue: Heritage Centre, 17 Coleraine Rd, Maghera, Co Londonderry. All welcome. £5 (members £3), light refreshments included. 8pm.

Thursday 12 January: Delayed Opening at National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. To facilitate a staff development meeting, all NLI locations will be closed until 11am. The free Genealogy Service is included.

Saturday 14 January: Finding and Using Private Land Records, with Tom Rice. Host: Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI). Venue: Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 1185 North Concord, South St Paul, Minnesota, USA. 10:30am–12 noon. The cost is $15 for IGSI members and $20 for non-members. Need to book.

Saturday 14 January: The Huguenot Jack Family of Ardstraw 1360-2015, with Frank Collins. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Tyrone Branch. Venue: Seminar Room, Omagh Library, Dublin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT78 1HL.