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)


Important Notice: Galway City Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday 21 July at 10am. In accordance with current national policy on the containment of the Covid-19 virus we are putting in place new guidelines for the museum visit.  It will be imperative that the public revise these guidelines when planning their next visit so that we can manage the Covid-19 threat as much as possible.  More to follow soon on our new booking system. Keep an eye on this website or follow our social media channels for further updates.  If you have an urgent query contact the museum at +353(0)91 532460 or by emailing

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