RESEARCHING IRISH ANCESTORS
2nd July 2022
By Engagement Committee
If you are interested in researching your Irish ancestry, check out these upcoming talks.
ACT Heritage Library – 2 July 2022 2pm – 3pm
255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick.
Free – Bookings Essential
An Introduction to Irish Genealogy
An introduction to Irish genealogy will give pointers to what is important, where to start and how to progress family history research in Ireland. Nick Reddan from Family History ACT returns for this popular topic. Nick has amassed a considerable archive of newspaper extracts, tombstone inscriptions, and transcriptions of parish and other records which shares through his own and other websites. About 15 years ago he started the Registry of Deeds Index Project Ireland which now has 490,000 index records in its main database and approaching 300,000 in other index transcriptions.
FHACT Irish Special Interest Group – 9 July 2022 9.30am – 11.30am
Free FHACT members only event – registrations via FHACT website
Searching for Irish Ancestors in Newspapers
While law-abiding poor people were rarely mentioned in early newspapers, there is a wealth of interesting and informative articles in newspapers about people with connections to Ireland. These days with powerful search engines such as the British Newspaper Archive, Irish Newspaper Archive, Trove and Papers past, you may be able to find some vital facts from the past with a modest amount of effort.
If you are interested in this event, you might also be interested in the many other benefits of membership. Visit our Membership page for further information on how to join Family History ACT.