Sunday, July 22, 2012

Irish Genealogy Seminar in Phoenix - September 8

 All-day Seminar on Irish Genealogy 
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Registration: 8:30-9:00am   Seminar 9:00-3:30pm at the
Irish Cultural Center – McClelland Irish Library, 1106 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Tel:  602 864-2353  Email:    Registration form can be found here:  registration 

Eileen M. Ó Dúill 
Certified Genealogist
Member of the Association of 
Professional Genealogists in Ireland
9:00-9:50am   “Introduction to Irish Genealogy: Where Do I Start?”  Beginner's 
guide to Irish research. Learn about the "paper trail" left by your ancestor which leads to place of birth 
in Ireland; explanation of Irish civil records and Irish census. Could you be eligible for Irish citizenship?
Find out.

10:00-10:50am  “Dublin, 30 June 1922: Did Everything Blow Up?” Discussion about
the disastrous fire in 1922 at the Four Courts, Dublin; history of the Public Records of Ireland, 
documents lost and those which survived; National Archives effort to rebuild the collection.
11:00-Noon  -  Tours of the McClelland Irish Library
Noon- 1pm - Lunch

1:00-1:50pm   “Mrs. Fancy Tart is Coming to Tea: Making Sense of Family 
Stories” Family stories are the starting point for genealogical research. Eileen shares stories each of 
which makes a point to bear in mind when gathering your own stories. This lighthearted look at family 
stories will educate and entertain you over dessert and coffee. 

2:00-3:00pm   “Come to Ireland to Find Your Irish Ancestors” For researchers 
intending to travel to Ireland, hints on preparation, documentary sources, pre-trip organization, and tips 
on Dublin record repositories.
3:00-3:30pm  Questions and answer time.  Drawing for prizes. 

Registration Fee: $40 for non-members or $30 for Irish Cultural Center members 
Membership benefits on website
Fee includes Program, Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch, Beverages, and Prizes
Deadline for registration: 5 September 2012, or first 100 people

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