1 April 2013
The Dublin City Library & Archive have advised that the date we had requested for our A.G.M. on Saturday 13th April 2013 is now required for another event organised by the Library. We have therefore transferred the date of our A.G.M to Saturday 8th June 2013 which was the first available date. See Meetings and Outings Page for further details.
12th March 2013
Members' Interests now available online in Members' Area.
Members will recall that last year the Society ceased issuing the annual Members' Interests listing. Instead we planned to place all Interests online in our Members' Area.
The Society is now pleased to tell our members that all Interests notified to date have been placed online in the Members' Area of our Website.
Once you have submitted your interests it will remain listed until such time as you ask us to delete or amend it, or cease to be a member. You can also include any number of entries you wish. Entries submitted will be updated on the website at regular intervals.
You will need a password to log onto the Members' Area. All members should have received the relevant password. If you have any difficulty logging on to the Members' Area please contact the Society at email@example.com
St. Patrick’s Festival and The Gathering Ireland 2013 Irish Family History Centre in Dublin from March 14-18 Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, (formerly St. Andrew's Church).
Findmypast Ireland are hosting the Irish Family History Centre in Dublin from March 14-18. This initiative is in partnership with the St. Patrick’s Festival and The Gathering Ireland 2013.
The Irish Family History Centre
runs throughout the week of the St. Patrick’s Festival and allows you
to discover your Irish family history.
You will find more information about the event here: www.findmypast.ie/articles/findmypast-irish-family-history-centre
An overview of other exhibitors and scheduled talks for the event can be found here: www.findmypast.ie/articles/news/irish-family-history-centre---exhibitors-and-talks
Free access to millions of online records from findmypast.ie will give you an insight of what life was like for your ancestors hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Learn how to search for information using the free computers and chat with experienced staff who can answer your questions.
As well as findmypast.ie,
other family history organisationsincluding the Irish Family History
Society, will be on hand to provide advice and guidance each
day. A series of lectures will also be held daily, covering various family
history topics, so there is something for everyone – from family history
novices to experienced genealogists.
Thursday 14th March
Ancestors and the law by Brian Donovan
Dublin City Library & Archive - Family History Day Saturday 23rd March 2013 Conference Room, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Admission Free, Booking is not required.
9.30am : Registration
March edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com
The March edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available to download. This issue concentrates on County Tipperary. Free to download.
Walking in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors, Genealogy workshop, Friday, 15 March, 10.15am - 3.15pm One-day immersion course. National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2 www.nli.ie
Update 10 March 2013 Booked out
People interested in learning more about their family history can explore a range of resources and lectures at this Genealogy Workshop.
Members of the public who need help with researching their family history in the most productive manner possible can avail of a unique one-day workshop organised by the National Library of Ireland (NLI).
The workshop takes place on Friday 15 March and will be conducted by a team from Eneclann, the largest historical and genealogical research and consultancy service in Ireland.
Hosted by the NLI, it is being organised in association with the Gathering Ireland 2013.
Workshop participants will be provided with a free copy of a 24-page booklet entitled Family History Research, which has been specially published by the National Library of Ireland to support events and other activities associated with the Gathering Ireland 2013.
Areas covered during the workshop morning session will include how to access Irish birth, marriage and death records; how to use the 1901 and 1911 online census records; how to make the best use of Internet sources and other information that can be accessed easily from a home computer.
The afternoon session ‘Walking in the footsteps of your ancestors’ will focus on using the Valuation office to trace the old family homestead. The session ‘Hatched, matched and dispatched’ will look at customs and traditions around key life events in 19th century Ireland. This will be followed by a presentation on family history success stories and a 30-minute Q&A session with an expert panel.
As well as receiving a free copy of the NLI publication Family History Research, participants will also be provided with take-home materials, including workshop presenters’ notes, CD ROMs, codes/passwords for downloading Internet information, in addition to a trial subscription to the findmypast.ie website.
The cost of the workshop is €45 (including tea/coffee and buffet lunch). Places are limited so booking is essential. Further information and event booking details may be found on http://www.eneclann.ie/acatalog/National_Library.html.
28 February 2013
Glasnevin Museum celebrates of Seachtain na Gaeilge
" With over one million stories buried within Glasnevin Cemetery. Historical figures to the ordinary people. Divided by different pasts but united in their extraordinary stories. We want to share these stories with you. Glasnevin Museum, An intriguing journey through Ireland's past".
Glasnevin Museum in celebration
of Seachtain na Gaeilge & Irish language week will offer tours of
the Cemetery in Irish. Tours will be at 1pm and led by Glasnevin Trust
Tour Guide Paddy Gleeson.
Saturday 16th March and Su nday 17th March
Tickets are €12 per adult
or €8 concession. All tickets also include entrance into Glasnevin
Museum & a Free €10 Genealogy voucher .
5 February 2013
A Guide to Tracing your Clare Ancestors - New Publication
Flyleaf Press has published‘ A Guide to Tracing your Clare Ancestors’ By Brian Smith & Gerry Kennedy
For further details see www.flyleaf.ie
January edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com
The January edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available to download. This issue concentrates on County Westmeath. Free to download.
National Library's News and Events January - April 2013 now available online at www.nli.ie
The current issue in addition to giving useful news about the NLI also details all events for the period January to March 2012 which includes a number of particular interest to genealogists including:
Wednesday, 6 February at 7.00pm
Hedge School at the NLI Genealogy: what does it think it is?
All welcome, no booking required.
Friday, 15 March
Walking in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors
Thursday, 21 March 10.00am - 4.00pm
World War One Family History Day
Reminder that Wi-Fi is now available to readers at National Library www.nli.ie
Wi-Fi is now available at the NLI. The Wi-Fi network can be accessed in the public areas of the buildings, including the reading rooms, Front Hall and Seminar Room. To use our Wi-Fi network, you must be a registered reader; applications to use the network can be made in the Main Reading Room.
Irish Family History Journal Vol. 2012 posted to members in December 2012
The most recent Journal was posted to all members in mid December. If any member has not yet received their copy please contact the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org The Journal will be available shortly to buy online.