Tuesday 3 January 2023

AGI and City Colleges launch Advanced Diploma in Irish genealogy

The long-standing collaboration between City Colleges and Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is moving up a notch with the launch of an online course suitable for students who are already familiar with basic Irish resources. It aims to advance students’ knowledge of the sources for Irish genealogy.

This Diploma in Family History Research (advanced) course is aimed at both the dedicated amateur and budding professional and is suitable for students who already have a good grounding in civil registration, census, parish and land survey records. Its object is to advance students’ knowledge of Irish genealogy with topics such as military records, DNA, Estate records, Registry of Deeds, Testamentary records and much more.

It will commence on 26 January and will take place online every Thursday evening for ten weeks. Lectures are given by AGI members who are recognised experts in their field.

Each lecture has time for discussion and questions. Minor projects during the course reinforce taught principles and will give students the skills to compile their own genealogical report with the professional edge learned during the course.

For those within easy reach of Dublin, an in-person guided visit to a repository or archive will be offered during the course.

For more detailed information, see the Course Plan for Spring 2023 (docx).

Applications to join the course may be made to City Colleges by visiting www.citycolleges.ie or by phoning: 00 353 1 416 0034.