APGI president Steven Smyrl kicked off the series of lunchtime talks at the National Library of Ireland as part of the Aontas Adult Learners' Festival today with an introduction to the records of Civil Registration. The series of free lunchtime lectures, delivered by APGI members continues throughout the week at the NLI with one evening lecture on the 25th February. Details of the programme are available here.
Steven Smyrl at the National Library
Irish Genealogy talks at National Library this month
The full programme of the National Library of Ireland's Adult Learners’ Festival Genealogy Talks has now been released and is presented below. A talk will be held each lunchtime from 23 to 27 February and there is one additional talk taking place in the evening. All of them will be presented by a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Note also the Open Forum which follows the Friday lunchtime lecture.
Lunchtime lectures – 1:05pm
Monday 23 February: Civil Registration in Ireland, with Steven Smyrl explaining how to access and interpret the records of the General Register Office.
Tuesday 24 February: Irish Census records, with Helen Kelly discussing the census returns and their value to family history beginners.
Wednesday 25 February: Using Church records, with Rosaleen Underwood who will look at Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland registers – where to find them and how to use them.
Thursday 26 February: Land records, with Joan Sharkey explaining how to use the Tithe Applotment Books, Griffith’s Valuation and Valuation office records.
Friday 27 February: Using the Internet for genealogical research. John Grenham looks at online family history records. This lecture will be followed by an Open Forum discussion with a panel of professional genealogists.
Evening lecture – 6:30pm
Wednesday 25 February: Tracing your 20th-Century Military Ancestors, with Nicola Morris explaining how to find your World War ancestors, as well as military records for the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence.
The talks are held as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival and will be held at the National Library of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin 2. No booking is necessary and all are welcome
Adult Learners’ Festival Lunchtime Genealogy Talks at the National Library of Ireland
Monday-Friday, 23-27 February, 1.05pm
To celebrate the Aontas Adult Learners’ Festival, APGI are delighted to partner with the National Library of Ireland for this series of 5 free lunchtime lectures introducing the fascinating world of family history research.
Over 5 lunchtimes and one evening (time TBC), topics ranging from state and church records, to census returns, land records, tracing 20th century military ancestors, and online genealogical records will be introduced. An open forum where you can discuss your research with professional genealogists will follow Friday's lecture.
No booking is necessary and all are welcome.