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Review of Back to Our Past

Back to our Past (BTOP) has existed in a physical format for several years now. It usually comprises of an exhibition area with stands from various repositories, commercial entities and family history societies, and runs a strand of lectures on traditional genealogical research. In recent years, these lectures have been largely focused on records offered…

Autumn Term online!

As the summer draws to a close, people often look to evening classes to learn a new skill or pass the darker evenings. For almost a decade, I’ve been teaching a beginners’ Irish genealogy class in Malahide Community School. In this time, I’ve helped over many people begin or further their ancestry. I am excited…

New Autumn term of genealogy classes

Booking is now open for the new term of my beginner’s genealogy class in Malahide Community School. Walk-in enrolment will take place on Monday 16th September 2019 and I’ll be on site to answer any questions you may have. Classes will start on Tuesday 17th September and run for 10 weeks with a midterm break at…

New Spring term in Malahide Community School

Booking is now open for the new term of my beginner’s genealogy class in Malahide Community School. Walk-in enrolment will take place on Monday 21st January 2019 and I’ll be on site to answer any questions you may have. Classes will start on Tuesday 28th January and run for 10 weeks. Lots of people will have…

Tracing your Malahide Ancestors

  I’ll be giving a talk to the Malahide Historical Society on Wednesday 11th April 2018 in the Presbyterian church hall in Malahide at 8pm. Non-members are welcome. I’ve researched a local Malahide family using the census, births, deaths & marriage registers and church & grave records. Photos used by kind permission of the Malahide…

Game Changer

Ennis, Co. Clare on 16th March 2017 talk to the Clare Roots Society on the civil registers. An audio transcript of this talk is available via their website or the link below. Game changer: how online access to the civil registers has forever changed Irish genealogy

Historic Houses Conference

I’m pleased to announce I’ll be presenting a paper at the 14th annual Historic Houses of Ireland conference in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth on 9th-10th May 2016.  This year’s theme is the Big House & Rebellion.  My topic will be the unwilling involvement of the Quaker Goff family of Horetown House, Co. Wexford…