Adult Learners’ Festival Lunchtime Genealogy Talks

 Monday-Friday, 23-27 February,

To celebrate the Aontas Adult Learners’ Festival, we are delighted to partner with the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland for this series of 5 free lunchtime lectures introducing the fascinating world of family history research. There will also be one evening talk as part of the series.

Lunch time talks at 1.05pm each day

Monday 23 February: Civil Registration in Ireland

Join Steven Smyrl  for this talk on how to access and interpret the records of the General Register Office.

Tuesday 24 February: Irish Census Returns

Helen Kelly will discuss the census returns as an important source for those beginning to research their family history.

Wednesday 25 February: Using Church records for genealogy research.

 Rosaleen Underwood will look at Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland registers – where to find them and how to use them.

Thursday 26 February: Using land records in researching your family history.

Learn more about the Tithe Applotment Books, Griffith’s Valuation and the records of the Valuation office with Joan Sharkey.

Friday 27 February: Using the internet for genealogical research.

John Grenham looks at the internet as a source for researching your family history.

Open Forum: The final lecture on Friday will be followed by an open forum discussion with a panel of professional genealogists and members of the APGI.

Evening lecture:

Wednesday 25 February: 6.30pm

Tracing your 20th Century Military Ancestors

Join Nicola Morris for this talk on how to find your World War ancestors, as well as the military records for the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence.
All speakers are professional genealogists and members of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI)

No booking is necessary and all are welcome.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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