Thursday, 18 February 2016


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

NOTE: This conference applies to general Irish research, not just Cork.


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 McCarthy.

Date: 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 

Claire Bradley 086 8141379

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