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We regularly offer talks and workshops of interest to anyone carrying out family history research, as part of our ongoing events programme.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings open on 12 December 2016.
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