Wednesday 1 November 2017

Tony Hennessy appointed Resident Genealogist at Waterford's Medieval Museum

Tony Hennessy MAGI has been appointed Resident Genealogist at the Medieval Museum in Waterford's Viking Triangle. His arrival is being marked by a series of six lunchtime genealogy talks which start today (see below).

Tony Hennessy MAGI outside his new office
In his new role, Tony will be based at the Museum on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

As well as presenting his free lecture series, he will be available for one to one consultations (€30 for half an hour; €50 for an hour) and he'll be responding to the general genealogical queries that land on the desks of the local Council and Waterford Central Library.

He will also be involved in the development of public presentations of genealogy at the Museum; there are already plans for a visual heraldic display and a photographic display, both designed to encourage engagement with locals and visiting tourists.

Tony will also be happy to discuss commissions for genealogical research and for specialist family tree chart projects. He usually creates these attractive display charts for regular families in Ireland, the UK and the USA, but his work has also been presented to the mayors of Boston and Chicago and, more recently, US politician Bernie Sanders. You can find out more about these services and view examples of his charts at

The lunchtime lecture series will get underway today at the Medieval Museum (The Mall, Waterford City) at 1:15pm. There's a €5 admission fee for each 45-minute talk, and there's no need to book. You can just turn up. Here is the schedule of topics:

Wednesday 1 Nov.  Welcome to the Golden Age of Irish Genealogy

Wednesday 8 Nov.  Tracing your Family Tree: How to Start, Where to Start

Wednesday 15 Nov.  Making Sense of the Censuses

Wednesday 22 Nov.  Birth, Baptism, Marriage & Death

Wednesday 29 Nov.  Land Records - Walk in your Ancestor's Footsteps

Wednesday 6 Dec.  How to draw a Family Tree without using up four rolls of wallpaper