Friday 13 July 2018

The Genealogy Event, Adare, Co Limerick, 31 Aug-1 Sept, an online magazine aimed at Irish-Americans, has acquired The Genealogy Event, an annual 2-day Irish family history and DNA conference held in Adare in County Limerick. It will be held on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September.

Presentations include researching religious ancestors, Irish placenames, photo history, an overview on DNA, the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, emigration records, visiting key research repositories in Ireland, using Roots Ireland, researching common surnames, and researching across Irish government bodies.

The Friday will offer a level one DNA bootcamp ideally suited to those that have just received their DNA results and are ready to learn how to use them; Saturday sees a level two DNA bootcamp suited to those seeking advanced research techniques and result analytics.

One-to-one consultations will also be available.

The conference was founded and run by BBNY Group and has been held each summer since 2014. Under its new management, this year’s event returns to the Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel in Adare. As previously, special events are held on the eve of the conference and on the Friday and Saturday evenings, providing opportunities for delegates to connect with other researchers in a more relaxed, social atmosphere.

Sponsors include Ireland of the Welcomes and The Irish Family History Foundation. The latter organisation, which manages a network of heritage centres across the island, will have three representatives presenting talks.

You can download the 2018 conference and social programme from, while tickets for the special events, conference days + lunch, DNA bootcamps, and consultations can be purchased at EventBrite.