Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A broad overview of Irish genealogy is presented with all three major religious groups will be presented: Catholic, Presbyterian and Anglican. The lecture will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922. As a result unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed. Vital records, immigration documentation, and unique resources will be presented. Examples are used to emphasize key principals and record holdings such as the lineage of notable Irish-American Grace Kelly. The overall goal of the lecture is to give attendees a practical guide to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors in a broad overview lecture. For beginners.