WORKSHOP: Introduction to Genealogy

/WORKSHOP: Introduction to Genealogy

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The Irish Family History Centre presents a one-day introductory course to genealogy with historian and genealogist Declan Brady. Participants will get a greater insight into their family history and will learn how to connect to the past using various sources and techniques. The workshop will be divided into four sessions: research methods and census records, civil registration and church records, land records and wills, and military and institutional records.

Course Outline:

Session 1: Research Methods and Census Records

Session 2: Civil Registration and Church Records

Session 3: Land and Testamentary Records

Session 4: Military, Institutional and Writing up your Family Tree

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Suitable for adults

ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)

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