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News 2000

AUTUMN 2000 NEWS

MÁIRE MAC CONGHAIL GIVING CLASSES IN KILTERNAN

APGI member, Máire Mac Conghail, is giving a ten week course of classes for beginners in genealogy at Kilternan, Co. Dublin, for the Kilternan Adult Education Committee. The course began on Monday 25 September and was fully subscribed in advance.

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APGI MEMBER LECTURING IN AUSTRALIA

After the Australasian Genealogical Congress in Perth, Patricia Moorhead of APGI will be visiting Melbourne and she will be presenting two lectures there. The first, "Searching For Irish Ancestors" is hosted by the Genealogical Society of Victoria at it takes place at their premises in Queen Street, Melbourne on Mon. 16th October 2000 at 6.00pm approx. The second is hosted by the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies at the World Vision Centre at the corner of Springvale Road and Burwood Highway, Burwood. The title is "Beginning Your Irish Research" and it takes place on Sat. 21st October 2000 at 12 noon. This will be the first time since March 1995 that an APGI member will speak south of the Equator so it's an opportunity not to be missed!

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SPRING 2000 NEWS

DEATH OF ERIC McAULIFFE

APGI members were saddened to learn of the death of their former colleague, Eric McAuliffe, in December. Eric was a professional genealogist in Dublin for several decades. He was a friend and protégé of the renowned Edward MacLysaght and a long standing member of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. With the late Dermot Blunden he transcribed memorial inscriptions from several Co. Dublin graveyards and these were published in the Irish Genealogist. He was elected a Fellow of the IGRS in 1972. In fact, he probably had the distinction of being the only person to have been elected a Fellow twice, as, in the late 1980s the IGRS again went about honouring him, forgetting that he had already been given their highest recognition.

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HENRY McDOWELL, President of KILDARE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

On a pleasant note, APGI congratulate our Vice-President, Henry McDowell, on his election as President of the Kildare Archaeological Society, one of Ireland's oldest and most respected historical societies. Harry has been associated with the Kildare Archaeological Society and with Irish genealogy since the 1960s. He was a founder member of APGI and was elected a Fellow of the IGRS in 1989.

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APGI COUNCIL 2000

The APGI Officers and Council for 2000 are as follows;

  • President: Eileen O'Byrne
  • Vice-President: Henry McDowell
  • Honorary Secretary: Helen Kelly
  • Honorary Treasurer: Máire Mac Conghail
  • Hon. Assistant Sec.: Pamela Bradley

Council:
Eilish Ellis, Steven C. ffeary-Smyrl, Fiona Fitzsimons, Paul Gorry, Muirín O'Briain

APGI MEMBER IS CHAIRMAN OF CIGO FOR 2000

APGI member, Steven C. ffeary-Smyrl, is Chairman of the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO) for 2000. Steven has been our hard working representative on CIGO since its inception. While he is in the chair, APGI is entitled to two other representatives on CIGO. Fiona Fitzsimons and Eileen Ó Dúill have been selected for this task.

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