Monday 18 January 2021

National Library of Ireland launches Advanced Sources in Irish Genealogy course

The National Library of Ireland is to host an eight-week course in Advanced Genealogy Research. It will be held on Wednesday afternoons (2-4pm) via Zoom, due to the current health situation, and Sean Murphy will be the tutor. It starts on Wednesday 27 January and will run until 27 March (there will be no class on 17 March).

The NLI course will be held on Zoom
Participants are expected to have experience of using computers, and some prior knowledge of Ireland's genealogical sources, the latter possibly acquired on the NLI (or other supplier's) beginner-level family history course.

The topics covered include the National Library Manuscripts Collection; Estate Papers at the NLI and other repositories;  occupational records; medieval and early modern sources; Gaelic genealogical collections, the annals and state papers; DNA analysis and genetic genealogy; Genealogical Office Manuscripts; heraldry and coats of arms; published sources for landed families; testamentary records and memorials of deeds; writing skills and critical analysis; compilation of pedigrees; and much more. 

Visits to record repositories and fieldwork in graveyards may be included if current public health guidelines allow. Otherwise, the course will be held entirely online.

Places are limited, and only a few remain. The course fee is €100.

To book or request more details, contact or see the NLI site.

NOTE: The NLI expects to run its beginner level course again in Autumn 2021.