Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Back by Popular Demand! Free Irish Genealogy Workshop and Webinar on October 13, 2018!

Back by Popular Demand!  The Fountaindale District and the Plainfield Public Library District are hosting an Irish Genealogy Workshop and Streaming Webinar with the Ulster Historical Foundation on Saturday, October 13 at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL.
This free full day event will feature the following lectures:
Irish Genealogy – Resources for Success! ireland(9:30 am to 5 p.m. CST)
Morning Session
09:30 Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research (1 hr)
10:30 Understanding Irish Townlands: the Importance of Place, Identity and Administrative Divisions ( 1 hour)
11:30 BREAK (30 mins)
12:00 Church Records for Use in Genealogical Research Including Lesser Known Administrative Records – Vestry Minute books, Communicant Rolls, etc (1 hour)
1:00 LUNCH
Afternoon
1:30 Using Printed Sources for Irish Family History: Newspapers, Street Directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs and British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland (1 hour)
2:30 Using Landed Estate Records: Tracing Families in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century (1 hour)
3:30 BREAK (30 mins)
4:00 Law and Order Records in Ireland (30 mins)
4:30 Question and Answer Session (includes online database lookups) (30 mins)

Space is still available for the in-person workshop!  Attendees will enjoy light snacks, door prizes, a chance to shop the UHF book sale, and chat with our presenters.  This year, the speakers are accepting questions in advance and will present their answers during the final session of the day.  

Sign up for the Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success In-Person Workshop

Sign up for the Webinar Reminder  (Webinar streams live from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST)
Streaming participants, please make a donation to the Ulster Historical Foundation to support their genealogical projects and programming.  The donation site is powered by PayPal, and you have the ability to donate without creating an account by checking out as a ‘guest’.
Details and free downloadable handouts available at http://www.fountaindalegenealogy.org.
Event Contact: Debra Dudek (ddudek@fountaindale.org)
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