Advanced Genealogy & Family History Resources for Librarians, Local Studies & Heritage Staff

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Date(s) - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
All Day

Institute of Public Administration

Facilitators Bríd McGrath & Julia Barrett

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Advanced Genealogy and Family History Resources for Librarians, Local Studies and Heritage Staff


Genealogy and family history are areas in which libraries have always been key players and for which new sources and services are constantly appearing.  This course is for library staff and others, such as heritage and local studies staff, who wish to expand their knowledge of Irish family history and genealogy sources and how to use them.  It will cover Irish sources, digital, printed and manuscripts which are available for family history, genealogy and heritage studies.


Facilitators Aiden Feerick, Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland and Julia Barrett


09.30 Welcome and introductions

09.45 Starting your research and mechanisms of recording details

10.00 Names: People and places

10.20 Key sources: Census (includes practical)

10.40 Key sources: Births, deaths and marriages (includes practical)

11.15 Tea / Coffee

11.30 Key sources: Church records (includes practical)

11.50 Key sources: Property sources (includes practical)

  • Griffith’s Valuation
  • Tithe Applotment Books
  • Valuation Office records
  • Landed Estates Court, Registry of Deeds

13.00 Lunch

13.30 Useful sources: Police and military records; Directories

14.00 Emigration sources: Records from other countries

14.30 Niche sources: Wills; Obituaries; Gravestone inscriptions; National School records

15.00 Tea / Coffee

15.15 Case Studies: A country family and a city family

16.00 Questions & Answers / Evaluation



Bookings are closed for this event.

Terms & Conditions

Full refund for cancellations received two working days or more prior to course commencement. Cancellations received within two working days of the course commencement will not be refunded.