Do you have Irish ancestry? According to the statistics, about 30% of all Australians and Americans do.
And have you heard that most of Irish records were destroyed in the 1922 fire so Irish research is ‘impossible’? Well … that certainly isn’t the case, and this seminar will take you through a range of available records, particularly those online.
Join the Genealogical Society of Queensland’s (GSQ) annual seminar – which will be held online via zoom – to discover more about your ancestry and to find the records which may uncover those elusive Irish ancestors.
Over the period of a day, you can learn from a host of Irish experts including John Grenham, Chris Paton, Pauleen Cass, Dr Jennifer Harrison, Cathie Sherwood and Helen Smith, The topics covered include:
– Ireland and its shaping of family history
– Accessing Republic of Ireland archives and online collections
– Irish land records, valuations and online collections
– Northern Ireland archives: PRONI and online collections
– Workhouses and poor law in Ireland
– Irish migration to Australia
…. and there will be a live Q&A session with Chris Paton and John Grenham!
Saturday, 24 October 2020. 9.30am-4.30pm AEST (to convert this to your timezone, visit www.thetimezoneconverter.com)
Online, in your own home!
Earlybird Price (until 30 Sep) – $50 (GSQ/QFHS Member) and $65 (Non-Member)
Regular Price (from 1 Oct) – $60 (GSQ/QFHS Member) and $75 (Non-Member)
There will be raffles drawn on the day with many great prizes on offer