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

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

Click here to download the program, but head on over to the Genealogical Society of Queensland website for more information and bookings.