Irish Genealogy Essentials

If you have Ulster ancestors you may like to join the Foundation’s Irish Genealogy Essentials Course, which will run from 13 to 15 June, timed to follow immediately after the end of the tour.

Priced at $449.99 (only $399.99 for those taking part in the Scots-Irish Discovery Tour*) this three-day course, delivered by the Foundation’s expert staff, will help to give you the skills and experience to further explore your family history and help you find your elusive Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.

For more information go to: www.ancestryireland.com/irish-genealogy-essentials/

What will the course cover?

Wednesday 13 June

Genealogy Essentials - Day 1

Morning lectures

Irish land divisions
Archives and libraries in Ireland
Nineteenth & early twentieth century census returns
Practical Session: Applying what you just learned – using online resources for yourself

Afternoon lectures

Civil records – birth, marriage & death certificates
Church records for use in genealogical research: registers
Church records for use in genealogical research: administrative records
Practical Session: Applying what you just learned – using online resources for yourself

Thursday 14 June

Genealogy Essentials - Day 2

Morning lectures

Wills and testamentary papers
School registers & education records
Graveyards & gravestone inscriptions
Occupation and business records
Practical Session: Applying what you just learned – using online resources for yourself

Afternoon lectures 

Griffith’s Valuation & Valuation Revision Books
Tithe applotment books, tithe defaulters, freeholders’ registers
Landed estate papers
Practical Session: Applying what you just learned – using online resources for yourself

Friday 15 June

Genealogy Essentials - Day 3

Morning lectures

Printed sources – newspapers, street directories, etc
Law and order records
Workhouse & local government records
Pre-1800 census substitutes
Practical Session: Applying what you just learned – using online resources for yourself