Friday, March 17, 2017

WORKSHOPS, TOURS & MORE <br> Irish Ancestry Day

Irish Ancestry Day

Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society Members)

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Join us for Irish Ancestry Day at the Library. We're celebrating our recently completed Local History and Genealogy Room with a display of immigration materials and offering three fascinating workshops. Coffee and snacks are provided and box lunches are available. Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt with the Ulster Historical Foundation will conduct a half-day workshop about Irish and Scots-Irish research, the sources available, and how to use Irish archives. This Belfast-based registered charity and educational nonprofit, one of the leading genealogical research agencies in Ireland, has devised a series of groundbreaking online historical and genealogical resources that have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad. Workshops by Library staff members and an optional tour follow in the afternoon.


9:00 am-12:30 pm: Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestry Research, Ulster Historical Foundation

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm: Immigration Records at the Library, Cara Griggs

2:30-3:30 pm: Migration Patterns in Maps, Sandy Farrell

3:30-4:00 pm: Second-Floor Tour (optional)

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