Irish Genealogy Course Launch
Next Genealogy Course Launch on Sunday, 21 April 2013.
Would you like to engage in a practical course on how to trace your Irish ancestors? A weekend course in genealogy will be offered at the Genealogical Society’s Library and Archive, ‘An Doanchartlann’, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, starting from Sunday, 21 April 2013. Class duration is 2.5 hours and each programme will run for six weeks.
The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of genealogy and family history research. Genealogy and family history research can be done as a one off project or as a lifetime hobby.
Topics to be covered include principles of genealogy,internet research, and how to draw up a family tree. Key records such as church parish records, civil registrations (births, marriages, and deaths), census returns, and land records will be explored in detail. Other sources discussed will include grave records and inscriptions,newspapers, wills, trade directories, and new developments in DNA testing.
Class size will be restricted to six students which will allow for individualised training and guidance on how to conduct and write your own family history. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop. The GSI Library and Archive facility provides broadband internet access allowing students to conduct family history research online as part of the training programme.
Course cost: €300 which includes one year’s free student membership of the Genealogical Society of Ireland. Couples registering for the course can avail of a 10% discount.
The course will be taught by John Hamrock of Ancestor Network Limited. John is a member of theAssociation of Professional Genealogists. He holds a Certificate and a Diploma in Genealogy from UCD (first class honours) and is the author of TracingYour Roscommon Ancestors.
Photos of Course Certificates Being Awarded on 14 June 2011
Hear what past pupils had to say about the course:
I particularly enjoyed the field trips. The class discussions were also interesting and informative. I met like minded people. There were no aspects of the course itself which I liked the least. It was all interesting and enjoyable.
Thanks once again for a very interesting and informative course. I've learnt so much and found both the classes and field trips well balanced and very helpful.
For more information or to complete your enrolment form, please contact John Hamrock at 087 0505296 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.