Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Irish Family History Society reappears

Just as I was wondering what had happened to the Irish Family History Society (IFHS) – the silence over the last few months has been noticeable – it's stuck its head back over the parapet. And I'm sure I'm not the only one that's pleased to see it.

The IFHS website has been updated with a number of news items, including confirmation of exhibiting at the Back To Our Past show 12-14 October, and the announcement of a couple of jolly good looking events:

Saturday 3 November:  All Day Seminar
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Dublin City Library & Archives, Pearse Street, Dublin
Cost: Free, no booking required
Access: Open to non-members

10.00am:  Registration

10.30am:  Never trust an Irish Surname, with John Grenham

11.30am:  Registry of Deeds: How useful are the records for family history research? with Máire Mac Conghail

12.30pm – 2.00pm LUNCH (not provided - at own expense)

2.15pm:  Is there a doctor in your house? Genealogical records in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, with Harriet Wheelock

3.15pm:  Irish Quakers and their Records, with Rob Goodbody



Saturday 24 November:  Morning Meeting
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Dublin City Library & Archives, Pearse Street, Dublin
Cost: Free, no booking required
Access: Open to non-members

10.00am:  Registration

10.30am:  Using Valuation Office records to trace your family, with Carmel Gilbride

11.30am:  Researching Stoker families, with Douglas Appleyard