Family History workshops at the National Library in August 1st - 10th

Wednesday 1 August
Getting started in Irish genealogy
Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy (MA) is professional genealogist and consultant, and a genealogy teacher with the college's Adult Education Centre, giving courses which run from introductory to certificate level.

Thursday 2 August
Irish church records
Mary Sullivan
Mary Sullivan has been manager of Cavan Genealogy since its foundation in 1987 and serves as a director on the board of the Irish Family History Foundation, the umbrella body for the county genealogy centres.

Friday 3 August
Irish genealogy online
Brian Donovan
Brian is the CEO of Eneclann Ltd., the leading genealogical and historical company in Ireland. He has played a key role in developing many Eneclann and Archive CD Books Ireland titles on CD, DVD and online.

Tuesday 7 August
Why are Irish surnames so weird?
John Grenham
John Grenham is the author of the standard guide to Irish genealogy, Tracing your Irish Ancestors (4th ed. 2012), He has written the “Irish Roots” column in The Irish Times since February 2009. In 2011 he was co-presenter of the RTE television programme “The Genealogy Roadshow”.

Wednesday 8 August
Connecting with the Diaspora
Anne Rodda
For more than twenty years, Anne has been tracing back to the European birthplaces of American immigrant families, starting with her own Danish, German and Irish ancestors, leading to specializing in tracing Irish ancestry.  Her first book has just been published: Trespassers in Time: Genealogists and Microhistorians.

Thursday 9 August
Irish genes and ancestry
Gianpiero Cavallieri
Dr. Cavalleri is a Biomedical Research Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons and founder of IrelandsDNA. His research is in population genetics, understanding how the nature of genetic variation in the Irish population and how this variation has been shaped by historical events.

Friday 10 August
Sources for genealogy at the Military Archives
Stephen MacEoin
Stephen is currently staff officer in charge of the Military Archives. He is currently overseeing the publication online of the Bureau of Military History records, including the important Witness statements detailing the recollections of over 1,700 participants in 1916 and the War of Independence.

Drama at the NLI: 'At the Hawk's Well'
Drama at the NLI: 'At the Hawk's Well'
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