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BEGINNER WORKSHOP: IRISH GENEALOGY

**DATE HAD TO CHANGE DUE TO THE NEW YORK IRISH CENTER UNDERGOING UNPLANNED RENOVATIONS**

**I WILL KEEP RSVPS AS THEY ARE, PLEASE UPDATE SHOULD YOUR PLANS CHANGE - BUT HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!**

*This is geared to the beginner level*


In this hands on workshop and using laptops and the internet, the group will gain a brief overview on Irish genealogy research, then together will build a family tree for a well known Irish figure. Participants will learn the basics regarding what information is key to begin one's family history, recommended steps to gain this information via online and offline, free and paid resources. Then in the last part of the workshop participants will be invited to start building their family history with guidance and recommendations from the workshop leader (me!)


Requirements: Interest in genealogy (!), a laptop (although there is potentially a few that may be lent out if requests are made in advance), paper, pen.


The workshop is free, although donations to the New York Irish Center are welcome.

Limited space: 20 participants only.

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  • Bridget

    Thanks everyone but it was made all the more fun because you were there! So in the spirit of me repeatedly saying "...and just one more website.." here are a few more - and free (!): www.connorsgenealogy.com - scattered information for several counties

    Then the mortality schedule for those with Irish origins that were extracted from the census in 1850:

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hiflyte/other_data/Staten%20Island/Deaths_1850.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ote/orphans/staten-island-quarantine-cemetery1849-1850.htm

    March 23, 2014

  • Mary C.

    Well presented. Bridget is very knowledgeable and very helpful.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Jane Atchison M.

    Excellent information presented in an organized an knowledgible way!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Doreen B.

    Thanks to Bridget for putting together this free Irish workshop. I can't wit to research some websites I wasn't aware of. Feel free to share anymore you may feel are helpful. ; )

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Kate I.

    I am so sorry, I didn't see that I could go until it was 6:30p as it initally said "full." Hope you all had fun. Ugh.

    March 22, 2014

  • Edward R S.

    Do you need any help with this? Have about 25 years of researching so if I can be of help that day, let me know.

    January 15, 2014

    • Edward R S.

      Good luck with finding a new spot, Bridget - will follow your posts as we go forward. Hope to be attending a ceili at the NYIC next Saturday.

      January 17, 2014

    • Bridget

      Hi Edward, FYI - the NYIC is closing from Jan 20 - Feb 17 for some newly added building renovations.

      January 17, 2014

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