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Irish Genealogy Workshop at Library, Oct. 2


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library presents an Irish Genealogy Workshop scheduled from 1 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008, in the McMaster Center of Main Library, 325 Michigan St.


This free program is coordinated by the Library’s Local History and Genealogy department. Registration is required. Organizers advise participants to register early. Free parking is available on site in Main Library’s underground parking lot.


Workshop presenters are William Roulston, Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, specializing in genealogical research and heritage consultancy; and Brian Trainor, who retired as Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation two years ago (See bios in separate attachment).


The Foundation specializes in Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy (See¨ www.ancestoryireleand.com).

Workshop Schedule:

1-2:30 p.m. – Setting the background

Roulston: The Ulster Plantation, 1610-41: sources for early British settlers, and

Trainor: Emigration from Ireland to America and the sources for its study


3-4:30 p.m. – Getting to grips with the basics

Roulston: Introduction to Irish genealogy: census and civil registration records

Trainor: Irish and Scots-Irish research: not always at the bottom of the pile


6-7:30 p.m. – Special categories of record

Roulston: Researching the farming community in 18th and 19th century Ireland

Trainor: Records relating to the different churches in Ireland


8 p.m. – Questions & answers

For more details and to register, please call 419.259.5233






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