Presentations – Ireland & British Isles

THE TREASURES OF ONSITE RESEARCH – In Ireland and the United Kingdom    Intermediate

Are you ready to try to locate original records overseas? This lighthearted tale will help you determine if your travels skills are ready for such an adventure. Also explore other cost effective options such as a genealogy tour group, or just stay home by hiring an agent!

 

DETOURS AROUND – Irish Roadblocks and Stone Walls    Beginner

Tired of making little progress finding your elusive Irish ancestors? Learn about Ireland’s top ten roadblocks and stone walls. Let this session springboard you to discover the Irish branches on your family tree.

 

1821 IRISH CENSUS – A SNAPSHOT IN TIME     Beginner     (30 min) 

Did you know that some fragments of the 1821 census of Ireland still exist? Thankfully, census records for a handful of parishes survived the fire of 1922. Explore these for Ballyhaise, a plantation town in County Cavan. Learn about the amazing census details, and how it captured a local project under-construction.

 

FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR IRISH GENEALOGY     Beginner     (30 min) 

Today is a great time to be an Irish genealogist! New records are being digitized and released throughout Ireland. These are available for both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. Some websites are free, while others require a small fee or subscription. Discover new on-line resources and how to get the most of old favorites.

 

IRISH RESEARCH TRIP – Belfast, Dublin or  Salt Lake City?    Intermediate

Knowing where to begin your research is often the biggest hurdle with your Emerald Isle research. This presentation lays out the pros and cons of each Irish repository for three research questions, with an emphasis on feasible alternatives to an international plane ticket.

 

IRISH FRIENDS MIGRATION TO PENNSYLVANIA – Uncovering an Ulster Family Story    Beginner

Did you know that Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) was one of three major religions in America prior to the revolution? While small in numbers, the travels of Irish Friends are so well documented they provide a migration template for English-speaking nonconformists.

 

IRISH FOLK PARKS – Your Ancestor’s World    Beginner

Can you imagine your ancestor’s house, farm, place of worship, or their village? Ireland has outdoor museums called ‘Folk Parks.’ Sit back and relax as you visit both the Ulster American Folk Park at Omagh and the Ulster Folk Park and Travel Museum at Belfast in Northern Ireland.

 

IRISH ROOTS – Jeopardy    Beginner

If you’ve seen Jeopardy, you know how it goes. Five categories, questions from $100 to $500, a Daily Double, and of course “the answers must be in the form of a question”. Short explanations after each question provide you with a colorful back story about your Irish ancestors.