Family History workshops at the National Library in August 13th - 20th
Monday 13 August
Records for genealogical research at the Representative Church Body Library
Susan Hood is Assistant Librarian, Archivist and Publications Officer for the Church of Ireland at the Representative Church Body, the principal repository for Church of Ireland records.
Tuesday 14 August
Genealogical resources of ‘Big House’ families
Turtle Bunbury is a best-selling author and historian based in Co. Carlow. His published books include the best-selling Vanishing Ireland series, Sporting Legends of Ireland and The Irish Pub.
Wednesday 15 August
Using newspapers to trace your family history
It was through her masters that Jennifer developed a fascination for newspapers as historical documents and believes that they are an overlooked source. Since working for Eneclann, she has been using newspapers as a source of genealogical information and as a tool for researching family stories.
Thursday 16 August
Irish placenames – tracing where your ancestors came from
Brian Mitchell has been involved in local, family and emigration research in the wider Derry area since 1982. Brian is an accredited member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (M.A.P.G.I.) and the author of a number of Irish genealogy reference books including A Guide to Irish Parish Registers.
Friday 17 August
Irish births, marriages and deaths for beginners
Eileen O ÓDúill, CG, a professional Irish genealogist since 1990, specialises in probate genealogical research in Ireland. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland and serves as Trustee for Britain and Ireland of the Association of Professional Genealogists, U.S.A., (2007-2012).
Monday 20 August
Using Valuation Office records to trace your family
Carmel is Research Manager at Eneclann. Combining twin passions for family and history, Carmel has traced her father’s side of the family back to the 1700s in Dublin using a strong family oral history tradition. On her maternal side, she is one quarter American, which gives her a particular perspective on the Irish diaspora.