Monday 15 April 2019

8-week Introduction to Genealogy course at NLI, Dublin

The well-known lecturer and genealogist Sean Murphy MA will once again be teaching this summer's Introduction to Genealogy course at the National Library of Ireland (NLI).

National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2
Held on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4:30pm, the eight-week course will begin on 1 May. Classes will be held at the NLI in Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Participants are expected to have experience of using computers, and it is strongly recommended that they bring a laptop, tablet or other Internet-connected device to classes. They will also need to hold an NLI Reader's Ticket.

A summary of the programme is below. You can download the full syllabus from the NLI site.

  • First Steps
  • Computers and the Internet
  • Place names, Forenames and Surnames
  • Census Records
  • Vital Records and Property Valuation Records
  • Church Records, Wills and Deeds
  • Memorial Inscriptions and Miscellaneous Sources
  • Conclusion and Recaptitulation

The course fee is €100 and class size will be limited to 30 students. For more information or to book a place on the course, contact Brid O'Sullivan by emailing: Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. (This course has been over-subscribed each time it has been offered, so if you're keen to be on the register, don't delay your booking.)