Monday 11 June 2018

Irish family history and heritage events, 11 - 24 June

Monday 11 June: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service operating as normal. Details.

Monday 11 June: Researching surnames & the Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS), with Michelle Patient (10am), and Marrying DNA and Irish family tree research (noon), with Maurice Gleeson. Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Papamoa DNA Special Interest Group. Venue: Tohora Room, Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa, New Zealand. No booking required. Contact.

Tuesday 12 June: History and Genealogy – you can’t have one without the other, with Declan F Brady. Host: GSI. Venue: Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland St, Dun Laoghaire. All welcome. 8pm. €3.

Wednesday 13 June: Family history – Searching for your Cork ancestors, one-to-one beginner sessions. Host and venue: Youghal Library, The River Gate Mall, N Main St, Youghal-Lands, Youghal, Co. Cork. Free but booking essential on 021-4546499.

Thursday 14 June: National Library - late opening. All NLI venues in Dublin will be closed until 11am to facilitate staff development meeting.

Saturday 16 June: What's a shrink like me doing in a place like this? (a review of the software and tools that I use in my day to day work), with Irish genealogist Maurice Gleeson. Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Auckland branch Genealogical Computing Group. Venue: St Andrew's Church Hall, corner of Ridge Road and Vincent Street, Howick, New Zealand.

Thursday 14 June: Spanish Flu conference. Event marks the centenary of the onset of the 1918 flu pandemic. Host and venue: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free but booking is essential. Details. Admission is FREE, however, booking is essential.

Thursday 14 June: Tonagh Ladies, Women in World War One, with Sarah Jane Paterson. Host: Western Front Association, Antrim and Down branch. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ. 6:30pm. All welcome. Free.

Thursday 21 June: Rebel women of the 20th century - Mother Jones, with Rosemary Feurer: GPO Witness Visitor Centre, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. 5:30pm. All welcome. Free, but need to book ticket.

Thursday 21 June: Hunger, History and Memory: The Great Famines of Ireland and Finland Compared. A symposium and exhibition (the latter runs to late-August). Host and venue: GO11 Moore Institute, University Road, NUI Galway. 1:30pm–4:30pm. Free. All welcome. Details.

Sunday 24 June: Free genealogy help session. Host and venue: Library of the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630, USA. From 1pm to 4pm. Free. All welcome.