Monday 8 October 2018

Free tickets to BTOP and Genetic Genealogy Ireland

There's less than a fortnight to go until Back To Our Past (BTOP), incorporating the Genetic Genealogy Ireland (GGI) conference, opens at the RDS in Dublin 4.

It's the ninth outing of BTOP, Ireland's largest annual history fair. As usual, the show has attracted most* of the major Irish genealogical organisations from online database suppliers, societies and publishers, to dna test providers, course organisers and national repositories. As well as giving researchers of all levels the opportunity to ask questions, explore database collections and take advantage of show discounts on society memberships, database subscriptions, books, magazines and other products, free consultations will be available on the Accredited Genealogists Ireland stand.

Lectures on a wide selection of mainly traditional Irish family history themes will be presented on the hour from noon: five on both Friday and Saturday and three on Sunday.

The Genetic Genealogy Ireland conference is the largest of its kind on this side of the Atlantic and will once again present a schedule of talks by international dna experts. Sponsored by Family Tree DNA, the conference is held in a dedicated room above the main exhibition hall and features six talks each day, on the half hour from 11.30am. You can find out more here.

Free admission tickets can be booked in advance. Once you're inside the Hall, the exhibition can be explored at your leisure and lectures are free to attend on a first come, first served basis.

BTOP and GGI will be held in the Industries Hall, RDS (Anglesey Road entrance), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October. Doors open at 11am each morning and close at 6pm.

* As last year, FindMyPast is not expected to attend.