Tuesday 21 March 2017

Irish Ancestors & Irish Lives – a five-day Family History Getaway at the Society of Genealogists in London

The Society of Genealogists is to hold a Family History Getaway Week – Irish Ancestors & Irish Lives in June (5-9 June) at its Central London Library and HQ.

Each day runs from 10:30am to 5pm, and delegates will be able to attend talks and workshops for guidance on how to trace Irish ancestors and to learn about the resources that are available. The course is designed not only to help researchers find their ancestors but also to develop an understanding of how they lived and how the history of Ireland affected their lives.

The sessions will focus on some broad themes: basic church and civil records; 17th century records; 18th and 19th century life in Ireland; and lesser known and new sources.

As part of the programme, researchers can also explore books, documents and records in the SOG Library and catalogue, and have personal consultations with the SOG's Help & Advice Team. Even a daily sandwich lunch is included in the cost, which is £176 for SOG members/£220 for non members.

Download the detailed programme for more information and to view the timetable of individual sessions.

You can book a place on the Family History Getaway Week on the SOG website.