Thursday, 8 May 2014

Eneclann Twenty x 20 lunch talks return

Eneclann has announced that the Twenty x 20 lunchtime talks series at the National Library of Ireland ( is to return. The following are the scheduled talks:

Friday 1st Brian Donovan, Eneclann, Digital sources.

Tuesday 5th Rev. Patrick Comerford, Blogger, Trinity College Dublin, Hatch Match and beyond…finding trails and tales in Parish records

Wednesday 6th Brian Mitchell,L’ Derry Archives, shipping records and their usefulness when searching for your ancestors.

Thursday 7th Lorna Moloney, Merriman Research, The Genealogy of Gaelic clans: sources records and evidence-11th to 17th century

Friday 8th Aoife O’Connor, Author, Yesterday’s Children: Discover your ancestor’s childhood.

Monday 11th Paul McCotter, N.U.I Cork, Researching the history of Irish surnames and clan-names

Tuesday 12th Else Churchill, Society of Genealogists, The exile of Erin, researching the poor Irish in Victorian London,

Wednesday 13th Audrey Collins, National Archives U.K, Under-used Irish records in the National Archives in England.

Thursday 14th Hilary McDonagh, Ancestor Network, Genealogy and sporting records-from sporting Laurels to Family Trees.

Friday 15th Jacinta Prunty, N.U.I Maynooth, Did you come from Dublin dear? Understanding Dublin city through maps

Monday 18th Rhona Murray,, using to trace your family History.

Tuesday 19th John Mc Tierney, Eachtra Archaeological Projects, Reading Headstones primary sources carved in stone

Wednesday 20th Ellen O’Flaherty, Trinity College Dublin, Using the College Archives for family history research.

Thursday 21st Ian Tester, British Newspaper Archive, Digitising Irish newspapers: how we bring Ireland’s past stories back to life.

Friday 22nd To be Confirmed, National Museum, Irish in European armies.

Monday 25th Catriona Crowe, National Archives Ireland, census-related records on the National Archives website.

Tuesday 26th Ray Gillespie, N.U.I. Maynooth, Doing Local History

Wednesday 27th Mary McAuliffe, N.U.I. Dublin, Finding women in the records.

Thursday 28th Dan Bradley, Trinity College Dublin, Niall of the Nine Hostages and the genetic architecture of Irish surnames.

Friday 29th Damien Shiels, Rubicon Archaeology, Uncovering the Irish of the American Civil War.

The full announcement is at

(With thanks to Eneclann)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish ancestral research a bit further, my next Pharos course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records, commences May 14th 2014.

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