Thursday 3 September 2020

Genealogical Society of Queensland to host Exploring Irish Ancestry live seminar on 24 October

The Genealogical Society of Queensland is to hold its Annual Seminar "Exploring Irish Ancestry" online this year. It will take place on Saturday 24 October between 9am and 6pm on Zoom. will be a live seminar, bar two pre-recorded sessions necessitated by time zones, and a recording of the event will not be made. So, if you want to enjoy the learning experience provided by the excellent programme that's been put together, you'll need to book your place.

The seminar is open to members of GSQ  (Early Bird Price is Aus$ 50)  and non-members (Early Bird Price is Aus$65). Click the image or see to register and purchase your ticket.

Please note that Early bird pricing ends on 30 September. Prices from 1 October will increase to Members $Aus 60/ Non Members $Aus 75.

Here's the programme:

Zoom Room opens 

9:30am – 10:30am
Past and furious: Ireland and its shaping of family history, with Jennifer Harrison

10:30am – 11:30am
Accessing Republic of Ireland archives & online collection, with Pauleen Cass

11:30am– 12:30pm
Irish land records, valuations and online collections, with John Grenham (pre-recorded)

12:30pm – 1:00pm 
Lunch break

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Northern Ireland archives: PRONI and online collections, with Chris Paton (pre-recorded)

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Workhouses and poor law in Ireland, with Cathie Sherwood

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Irish Migration to Australia, with Helen Smith

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Drawing of raffles, lucky door prize, seminar round-up.

5:30pm – 6.00pm
Live Q&A with Chris Paton