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We are pleased to offer our new online course 'Tracing your Irish Ancestors'. If you are already registered for this course, please login to our Online Course module.

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Course Duration

8 day(s)

Course Fee

(includes course material and light refreshments)

Course Schedule

No course schedule now

Course Location

Irish Times Training, 24 - 28 Tara Street, Dublin 2

This course can also be offered on a tailored in-company basis.

Eight evenings 6pm - 9pm

This classroom based evening course is delivered by renowned Genealogist John Grenham.

It will provide you with a comprehensive guide to all the records, resources and research techniques you’ll need to trace your family history, combining detailed analysis of the relevant sources with hands-on internet research to produce a personalised research plan. The course includes a free subscription to the Irish Times Irish Ancestors service and an individual consultation with John Grenham.

Session 1: Introductions; Common misconceptions; The burning of the Public Record Office; Origins and evolution of Irish surnames
Session 2: Irish Place names; Genealogy Guides, printed and online;
Session 3: Online research: finding surname and place name variants; tracking surname histories; using online guides; using the free Irish Ancestors subscription

Session 1: Irish census records
Session 2: Irish records of births, marriages and deaths;
Session 3: Online research: using the National Archives census site; using other census sites; finding BMD records online; using online Mormon transcripts

Session 1: Irish church records
Session 2: Irish property records;
Session 3: Online research: using the church records sites; using property record sites; finding and assessing partial transcripts

Session 1: Irish 'census substitutes'
Session 2: Review of progress
Session 3: Online research: record walkthroughs; online census substitutes; review of progress

Individual Research consultations

Session 1: The Valuation Office
Session 2: Irish wills
Session 3: Online research; will indexes; record walkthroughs

Session 1: The Registry of Deeds; The Genealogical Office
Session 2: The Irish abroad; occupational records
Session 3: Online pedigrees; records of the Irish in Britain, the US and Canada, and Australasia; online occupational records


Session 1: Irish newspapers and directories
Session 2: Genealogical software; online family trees; online maps
Session 3: Researching your family online

Tracing your Irish Ancestors (Classroom Based)


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