Irish family history has always been described as difficult because of the absence of 19th century census data. Professional genealogist Frank Southcott will look at the importance of basic family research in the United States and explore the various alternative resources to develop the Irish family in Ireland. Ideas for how to approach the research in Ireland will be discussed. Several actual family examples will be detailed.
Speaker's Bio: Frank Southcott has been researching family for over 25 years including an Irish grandmother from Donegal. He has been practicing genealogy professionally since 2005 specializing in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania. He is currently President, Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists and Secretary, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. He has participated in numerous institutes and frequently conducts lectures on genealogical topics, particularly relating to the British Isles. He currently resides in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.