Cork Genealogical Society & Irish Genealogical Research Society host open day in Silverspring Hotel

27 February 2016
By Bryan Smyth

On Saturday 19th March next, a one day conference on helping people to find their ancestors will happen at the Clayton Hotel, Silversprings, Cork.


Finding Your Ancestors

Cork Genealogical Society & the Irish Genealogical Research Society are proud to announce a co-hosted
one day conference in Cork. The day will consist of three speakers and a
workshop. The IGRS, celebrating its 80th year, will also hold their AGM as part of the day’s events.


British Parliamentary Papers: their value in Irish family history by Tony McCarthy
Well-known author and editor Tony McCarthy takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the immense body
of material covering all aspects of Irish life in the British Parliamentary Papers.
The Registry of Deeds – a treasure trove for researchers by Rosalind McCutcheon
Roz has been exploring the many treasures of the Registry of Deeds for over thirty years and, along
the way has amassed a storehouse of information, tit-bits and unexpected finds.
Early 20th Century Sources for Irish Family Historians: where they are and what they can tell us
about our family by Ann Marie Coghlan
Ann-Marie looks at both online and off line materials which can be found in international collections.
Irish Church Records by Claire Bradley
Claire will detail which records are where, what you can expect to find in parish registers and a
practical session with online access will help users learn how to do it themselves.
The Flyleaf Press will also launch the new edition of “Tracing your Cork Ancestors” by Tony

Other groups attending include:

Cork City & County Archives.
Cork County Library.
Genealogical solutions.
Irish Roots Magazine.
Skibbereen Genealogy group.
Tracton Parish family history society
Family Search .org.
Ancestral Connections U C C.
Irish Ancestry Research Centre.

When & Where:

Saturday 19th March 2016
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Silverspring’s, Cork
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Conference fee: €20 which includes light lunch (soup, sandwiches tea/coffee.)
To book tickets, you can go to either society’s website or you may contact:
Olive Coleman 087 9196451

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