Monday 11 November 2019

Irish genealogy and history events, 11-24 November

Monday 11 November: Ireland and Europe, 1918–1920: Versailles Peace Treaty and Partition, with Dr Elaine Callinan and Dr Ida Milne. Host and venue: Carlow College, Cobden Hall, Carlow. 1:45pm. Free and all welcome.

Monday 11 November: Votes for Women: the Suffrage Movement in Ulster, with Myrtle Hill. Host: NIFHS, Newtownabbey branch. Venue: Glengormley High School, Ballyclare Rd, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. Free. 7pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 November: Griffiths Valuation and its place in Irish Genealogy, with Michael Walsh MAGI. Host and venue: National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. Free. 6pm. No booking required. All welcome. Details.

Tuesday 12 November: A Dander Down Railway Street, with Elizabeth Scott. Host: NIFHS, Lisburn branch. Venue: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 12 November: The 19th Century Valuation of Ireland, with Frances McGee. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: DFEi, Cumberland St, DĂșn Laoghaire, Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. €3.

Tuesday 12 November: The Forgotten Landlord: Francis Rawdon Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira, with Henry Wilson. Host and venue: Irish linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG. Free, but places must be booked in advance. 7pm to 9pm. Details.

Tuesday 12 November: The Goodwin Family of Hell's Kitchen, New York City: A case study tracking an Irish-American family, with Kevin Cassidy. Host: Pottawattamie County Genealogy Society. Venue: 622 4th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA. 6pm. Free. All welcome. Main doors lock shortly after 6pm.

Wednesday 13 November: Getting Started workshop for those interested in local and family history. Host and venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 11am to 1pm. Free. FULLY BOOKED.

Thursday 14 November: Using Land Records, with Andrew Kane. Host and venue: North of Ireland Family History Society Research Centre, C4, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 7LS. Fee: £8, payable at the session. 7pm–9pm. Details.

Friday 15 November: Connections and coincidences in emigration, with Dr Linde Lunney. Hosts: Ulster Historical Foundation and PRONI. Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9HQ. 1-2pm. Free, but need to book. All welcome.

Saturday 16 November: Finding Overseas Ancestors, with Lois Abromatis Mackin. Host: Irish Genealogical Society International. Venue: Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN, USA. 10:30am to Noon. All welcome. Non members fee: $20. Details and pre-registration.

Saturday 16 November: War of Independence seminar. Host: Federation of Local History Societies. Venue: Harbour Hotel, New Docks, Galway City. 10:30am to 4pm. Fee €20. Need to reserve your place but you can pay on the door. Details.

Sunday 17 November: The Life and Times of Napper Tandy, with Brendan Matthews. Host: Meath Archaeological and Historical Society. Venue: GAA Hall, Stamullen. Co Meath. 3pm. Free but donations accepted. Details.

Monday 18 November: The National Library of Ireland (all areas) will open at 11am. This includes the Genealogy Advisory Service and Reading Rooms.

Monday 18 November: Family history advice, with Margaret Bonar and Betty Craven. Two sessions: Mornings (10:15-Noon) at Raheny Library, Howth Rd, Raheny, Dublin 5 / Afternoon sessions at Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Dublin 13. Free. All welcome. Booking essential at T 087 6491605.

Monday 18 November: Larne Naval Base in the Great War, with Guy Warner. Host: NIFHS, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ. 7:30pm. All welcome. Free.

Tuesday 19 November: “You may want a priest yet”: the portrayal of the Catholic Priest in Irish Folklore, with Professor Salvador Ryan. Host and venue: Tipperary Studies, The Source, Thurles, Co Tipperary. 7:30pm. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 20 November: Using Local Records, with Joy Smith. Host: NIFGS, North Armagh Branch. Venue: Bleary Community Centre, 1 Deans Road, Bleary, Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT66 7AS. Free. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Wednesday 20 November: Bishop James Doyle (JKL) and Daniel O’Connell, with Dr Thomas McGrath. Host: Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society. Venue: Carlow College, St Patrick’s, Carlow Town. 8pm. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 21 November: Clerical Families in 19th Century Ulster, with Dr Janice Holmes. Host: Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland. Venue: McQuiston Memorial Presbyterian Church, 83 Castlereagh Rd, Belfast BT5 5FE. 8pm. Details.

Thursday 21 November: Linenopolis: the health and welfare of mill workers, a talk by David Huddleston examining workhouse, asylum, school and mill records to reveal the health and welfare of mill workers during the late C19th. Host and venue: The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 1pm. Free but you need to register. All welcome.

Saturday 23 November: Irish records? They all went up in smoke... didn't they? a workshop for beginners with Jill Williams, FIGRS. Host: Scottish Genealogy Society, 15 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL, Scotland. 10am to Noon, in the Society's Library. Price: £10. Booking.

Saturday 23 November: The Irish Land Agent and the Great Famine: Management practices and challenges, with Dr Ciaran Reilly. Host and venue: Newry and Mourne Museum, Bagenal's Castle, Castle Street, Newry, Co Down BT34 2BY. £3. Noon. All welcome.