Monday 13 February 2023

Ten-week online Irish genealogy course starts 15 February

A ten-week online Irish genealogy course, led by Tony Hennessy MAGI, will be starting this week. It will be suitable for beginners and more advanced students and will consist of one two-and-a-half hours class each Wednesday.

Waterford-based professional genealogist Tony Hennessey, a member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland, will present the course. He has a reputation for creating an engaging classroom environment where participants can enjoy the learning in the company of other like-minded people.

In addition to his client-work, Tony has taught classes at University College Cork and the University of Limerick. He also teaches at City Colleges Dublin and has recently been appointed to the National Library of Ireland Genealogy & Heraldry Committee.

The course will cover the 'four pillars' of Irish genealogy (census records, civil registration, church records and land records), and explore how members of the diaspora can find their ancestor's parish or townland of origin. Research sheets and forms, DNA, military records, and creating a family tree will also be among the topics covered, and students will be able to take part in a Show and Tell session examining personal momentos of their ancestors.

To find out more or to book your place on the course, email, call him on +353 (0)87 152 8582 or send him a PM on Facebook.