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Getting a Grip on Irish and Scots-Irish Research

Saturday, October 15, 2022
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10:00 AM
2:00 PM
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Natalie Bodle of Roots Revealed
Natalie Bodle of Roots Revealed, a Professional Genealogy and Family History Research Service from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, will be our speaker. The workshop features three sessions that include:

Session One: Getting Started: Gathering Information and Getting Clues in U S Records
In this session, we will cover the information that will help to give you a good basis for starting your Irish ancestor search.  What are the clues that you can find in US records? What is still available after the Irish records were destroyed in 1922? We will include an overview of the best places for you to start and best of all, many of them are Free!
Session Two: Naming Traditions, Land Administrative Units and Civil Registrations
In this session, we will look at the variety of surnames to be found in Ireland - not only Irish and Scots, but also English, Welsh, Huguenot, Viking, Jewish, Palatine and others.  Naming traditions can help to broaden out your tree and case examples will demonstrate how these work in practice. 
Understanding the land administrative units, townlands and parishes in Ireland, is essential for ensuring that you are researching the right ancestor in the right location.
When did civil registration of births, deaths and marriages commence?  Can you believe everything you see on those records?  Where can you access these and for free?
Session Three; Church Records, Census and Overcoming Brick Walls
In this session, we will look at the range of different types of church records. Where can you find them and are they all online?  Where can you find places of worship? Census Records of Ireland include the 1901 and 1911. We will look at census substitutes that can be used to help tie down your ancestor we and where they may be found. 
Overcoming Brick Walls concludes this presentation where we hope to give you answers to some of your queries. 

Cost: Members: $25; Non-Members $35
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