Online Learning: Locating Irish Origins, North American Research
To succeed in Irish family history research, you must know where in Ireland your ancestor originated. Because Irish names are very common and Irish records are organized by location—usually by parish—you need to determine the exact parish and townland, not just the county. However, you don't need to venture to Ireland just yet! There are a number of North American resources that can lead you to this important information. This online course will discuss a variety of record sources (passenger lists, naturalization records, newspapers, bank and business records, and more) and strategies for tracing your line back to your immigrant ancestor and locating exact origins. Note: This course is geared toward Americans with 19th and 20th century immigrant ancestors of all religions.
This virtual course includes:
- One hour recorded class session
- Handout with key terms and principles
- Slides of the class presentation (in worksheet and large format)
About the Instructor:
Marie E. Daly is the past president and co-founder of TIARA (the Irish Ancestral Research Association) and has been researching, lecturing, and writing about Irish genealogy since 1976. She joined the NEHGS staff in 1987 as Business Manager, became Chief Financial Officer in 1998, and was named Director of Library Services in 2002. Today she is Senior Genealogist at the Society. She received a B.S. from Northeastern University and an MPH from Boston University. She is particularly interested in old Irish graveyards and has transcribed the tombstone inscriptions in several Irish cemeteries in the Boston area. Marie is coauthor of Genealogist's Handbook for Irish Research (NEHGS, 2016).
To download course materials:
Once this course is purchased, you will receive two emails confirming your purchase and a third separate email from FetchApp with a link to download the PDFs and/or video materials (be sure to check your junk mail and SPAM filters). Using that link, you will have 3 months to download all materials to your computer or device. Please note: This course originally broadcast in 2015 and does not include the moderated introduction and original Q&A sessions. If you were a student of the original online course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as you do not need to purchase this product again. Learn more about our upcoming first-run courses and their additional benefits.