Wednesday 11 September 2019

Autumn 2019 Family History courses in Ireland

It's Autumn – time to tackle a new skill – and there's a good number of family history courses due to start across Ireland. Not all of them start in September, and, while they may have similar sounding titles, there's a lot of variation in how they cover the topic, so be sure to read the online details to ensure the course is what you are expecting.

If a course starts next week, would-be participants should contact the provider to enrol without delay.


City Centre
Irish Genealogy Essentials, a five-day course running 4 November to 8 November inclusive, run by the Ulster Historical Foundation, The Corn Exchange, 31 Gordon Street, Belfast. Classroom based sessions covers main and lesser known sources. The course includes assisted research at PRONI and a one-to-one consultation to help move your research forward. Course fee: £449.99. Details.


Cork City
An introduction to family history. Are you interested in tracing your family history, but don’t know where to start? This course, held on Mondays at Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork City, will provide you with the practical know-how to find your family records. Basic Internet knowledge required. Tutor: Karen O’Riordan BA. Starts 23 September. 8-week course. 7.00–9.00pm. Fee: €95. Brochure.

Research your Family History, a 6-week course starting on 1 October, will be held at St Colmans College, Midleton, Co Cork. Classes will take place on Tuesdays, 7.30-9.30pm. Course fee €80. Details of the class and enrolment here (catalogued under Empowerment, for some reason).


City Centre
Diploma In Family History. This 10-week course is tutored by John Grenham MAGI FIGRS at City Colleges, Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2. Both classroom based (fee from €995) and online (from €895) are available. 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Course starts Thursday 26 September. Syllabus and details.

Genealogy and Family History. This 10-week introductory course will run on Mondays, 7:30pm to 9pm, at Crumlin College, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12. It will start on 16 September and the fee is €120. Download the brochure for details of the class and enrolment.

Genealogy, a 5-week course, will be held at Liberties College, Bull Alley Street, Dublin 8 on Wednesdays from 23 October to 27 November inclusive. 7pm–9pm. Fee: €40. The course is for those who want to discover their ancestry and connect with past generations of their family. It will show delegates how to find surviving relatives with whom they may have lost contact (or, indeed, never met) due to a variety of circumstances such as generational emigration or adoption. Details.

Irish genealogy - How to research your family history, with Claire Bradley. This beginner class at Malahide Community School covers census; birth, death and marriage certificates; parish registers; newspapers; wills; land records; military records and DNA testing. No prior knowledge is required but ability to use a computer and the internet is essential. Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, from 17 September. Fee €110. Details and enrolment.


City Centre
Tracing your family history is a 10-week course suitable for anyone wishing to develop a broad array of historical research skills. Designed for those with any level of interest in history, the programme each week will include detailed instructions into the tools and sources that are available to conduct personal, family and community based history research and projects. Held at Limerick College of Further Education, Mulgrave St, Limerick City on Tuesdays, 7pm to 9:30pm. Fee:€130. Details.

University of Limerick Campus

The University's Certificate in History of Family & Genealogical Methods is now closed for 2019-20 enrolment.