Researching Your Irish Ancestors

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Researching Your Irish Ancestors

Tuesday, 4/16/19 1:00 pm - Tuesday, 5/14/19 3:00 pm

Event Type

Genealogy Workshop
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
19107 Philadelphia , PA

Researching Irish ancestors can be a challenge. However, there are ways around the record loss of the Emerald Isle. Discover the record sets that can be used in place of the documents burned in the Irish Civil War Fire of 1922. Learn the best process for Irish research to get the maximum results for your research hours and explore the free online websites that reveal where your Irish ancestors lived.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Irish Newspapers and Directories
  • American Records for Irish Research
  • History of Ireland
  • Political Divisions
  • Irish Census Records
  • Civil Registration
  • The Ordinance Survey
  • Griffiths Valuation and Revision Books
  • Irish Church Records
  • Registry of Deeds
  • Registry of Wills
  • Websites for Researching Irish Family History
  • Irish Archives and Repositories
  • Using the National Archives in London for Irish Research

This 5-week course runs Tuesdays, April 16 through May 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.