Genealogy Events

We regularly offer talks and workshops of interest to anyone carrying out family history research, as part of our ongoing events programme. 

Introduction to Genealogy 8-week course

Sean Murphy, lecturer and genealogist will teach his introductory course on Irish family history research at the NLI in Spring 2017. The course which takes place on Wednesday afternoons over an 8-week period will start on 18 January 2017. Full details of the course syllabus may be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Introduction to family history_Spring 2017  SMurphy_course outline_Spring 2017.pdf (0.09 MB, Adobe PDF)

The course fee is €100 and places will be limited to 30. Participants are expected to have experience of using computers. To find out more information or to book a place on the course, contact Ciara Kerrigan by emailing: ckerrigan@nli.ie. Bookings open on 12 December 2016.

Genealogy at Lunchtime

You can download podcasts from the summer programme and the Expert Talks series by clicking on the following links.

Liz Rushen: The migration of Irish women to colonial Australia

Gianpiero Cavalleri: The Irish DNA Atlas

Ray Gillespie: The house in Bunion Hill - an Irish census project

Rob Goodbody: What industrial heritage?

Ned Kelly: Secrets of the Bog Bodies

Paul Rouse: Sport and the everyday in Ireland

Brian Donovan: Irish soldiers & rebels - tracing WW1 and Irish revolutionary ancestors

Seamus O'Matiu: Getting started in local history

David Edwards: The Tudor Conquest of Ireland - untold stories

Kevin Whelan: Using maps for thinking about history

Andy Bielenberg: Social geography of Ireland

Abigale Reilly: Move over Sherlock - how to unmask a murderer (or any other criminal)

Paul McCotter: Irish surnames - a family heirloom

Bruce Durie: Heraldry - war stories from the genealogist's case-book

Eve Parnell: Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library

Hilary Tullock: The lure of the East - the Irish in the India Office Records

Charles Benson: Children's literature, and the spread of the English language in 19th century Ireland

Aileen Wynne: The science (and art) of public speaking for family historians

Jayne Shrimpton: Dating and understanding family photographs

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