Monday 14 June 2021

Irish family history and heritage events from 14 June to 27 June

Tuesday 15 June: The Land War and evictions on the Vandeleur Estate in 1888, with Ed O'Shaughnessy, whose great grandfather witnessed the events and handed down extensive family archives, photos and memories. Host: Kilrush and District Historical Society. An online talk via Zoom at 8pm. Details and instructions for joining the meeting here.

Wednesday 16 June: Using Online Resources, a Getting Started workshop. Host: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. 12:30 to 13:30. Free. Online. Need to register.

Wednesday 16 June: The Mills of Drumgriffin & Cregg, with Irene McGoldrick. Hosted by Annaghdown Heritage Society. All welcome to join this Zoom talk. 8pm to 9:30pm. See website for details.

Thursday 17 June: IRA activity in the War of Independence, with Professor Terence Dooley. Host: Monaghan's War of Independence lecture series from Monaghan County Museum. Free lecture on Facebook and YouTube, 7pm. All welcome.

Friday 18 June: Species of Domestic Spaces: House and Home in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, a day-conference from University College Dublin's Humanities Institute. Free online lectures. 9am–3:30pm. Booking.

Friday 18 June: The Military Archives Oral History Collection, with Noelle Grothier, archivist. Free, online Military Seminar 2021 hosted by Kildare Library Services. 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Need to book.

Saturday 19 June: Virtual 2021 DNA Discovery Day, with the Genealogical Society of Queensland. 9am–4:30pm. Tickets: $2.00–$75. Lectures include: Maximising Messages, with Michelle Patient; Ask the Wife! A DNA Analysis Strategy, with Diahan Southard; How Healthy is your DNA, with Dr. David Fairbairn; A Case Study in Clustering, with Greg Carlill; DNA: Another Genealogical Tool, with Helen Smith; BigY & Using BigY results in Family History, with James M. Irvine. Lectures followed by Live Q&A. Details and booking.

Saturday 19 June: Military Seminar 2021, hosted by Kildare Libraries Services. Three lectures: Strongbow and the Normans, with Dr Conor Kostick at 10am; Rows and Ructions: military-civilian violence in Irish garrison towns, with Dr Aoife Bhreathnach at 11am; Guerilla Warfare During The War of Independence, with Lorcan Collins at Noon. Need to book. Free, online seminar.

Saturday 19 June: The Family History Show, Online, organised by Discover Your Ancestors (UK) magazine. Free talks. Speak to 100+ family history societies and genealogical suppliers by text, audio, video chat or email from the comfort of your own home. Submit questions to Ask the Experts panel before the show. 10am to 4:30pm. £6/£8. Details.

Saturday 19 June: The Vikings and Cork: Raiding, Trading and the Development of the Town, an online conference. Host: Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. To be held online from 10am to 4:15pm. Register and view full programme here.

Saturday 19 June: The Family History Show. Online day event with seven lectures (available to view for 72 hours), exhibitors hall, ask the experts and more. Advance tickets £6. On the day tickets £8. Mainly UK focused but with some generic themes and exhibitors relevant to Irish research. Details.

Tuesday 22 June The Marianna O’Gallagher Memorial Session: Strokestown Famine Orphans in Quebec. Part of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies Annual Meeting. 10am–11:30am EDT. Dr. Mark McGowan will be joining Caroilin Callery and Dr. Jason King to discuss a recent short film entitled “Strokestown Famine Orphans in Quebec and New York.” Need to register. (The film may be viewed prior to the session on YouTube.)

Thursday 24 June: Children during The War of Independence, with Liz Gillis. Host: Donegal County Library Service. Free online lecture. All welcome. Register here.

Thursday 24 June: The Protestant experience of the War of Independence, with Professor Terence Dooley. Host: Monaghan's War of Independence lecture series from Monaghan County Museum. Free lecture on Facebook and YouTube, 7pm. All welcome.

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June: Dwelling(s) in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, a two-day virtual conference hosted by the Society for Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (SSNCI) and University College Cork. Programme and details. All welcome, but registration is required.

Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June: The Genealogy Show 2021. Organised in the UK, the event includes speakers from around the world and includes talks on many 'international' topics, ie Irish, German, Jamaican, Dutch and Australian family history research, as well as how-to advice on techniques, DNA results, using archives or specific software, occupations and, of course, research guidance on English, Scottish and Welsh record collections. Talks are broadcast every 40 minutes around the clock for 48 hours and then become available on demand for 30 days, so you can watch lectures in your own time zone and at your convenience. Tickets £20-£30. Website.