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Course 6 Schedule

The O'Mahony of Kerry from a 1915 WWI recruitment ad. Taken from Wikimedia Commons. Course 6:
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors


This course is for family historians eager to pursue a coordinated approach to Irish research.

Faculty:


Textbooks:
  • Highly Recommended:
    • Grenham, John. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors - The Complete Guide. 3rd edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2006.
    • Reilly, James. Richard Griffith and His Valuation of Ireland. Baltimore: Clearfield Company, Inc, 2000.
    • Ouimette, David S. Finding Your Irish Ancestors. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2005.
    • Roulston, William. Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005.
    • Mitchell, Brian. A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002.
    • Helferty, Seamus and Raymond Refausse. Directory of Irish Archives. 4th edition. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003.

    Requisites: Participants of all skill levels will benefit from the methodologies, strategies and recommended record souces presented in this course. This course will greatly assist those who are preparing to go to Ireland as well as focus the research for those who wish to conduct their efforts in North American record sources. If participants have identified a specific place in Ireland where their ancestors lived, it is extremely helpful, but not required.


    Course Schedule:

    Monday
    • 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Class Orientation and Introductions (Rencher)
    • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Mining the Destination Data (Rencher)
    • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Irish Jurisdictions and Reference Works (Rencher)
    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
    • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Framing the Problem for Overseas Research (Rencher)
    • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
    • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Scots-Irish Research -- Computer Lab (Hunter)
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Irish Internet Sites -- Computer Lab (Ouimette)
    Tuesday
    • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Chasing the Poor and Landless (Rencher)
    • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Ireland Registry of Deeds (Rencher)
    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
    • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Census and Census Substitutes (Rencher)
    • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
    • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Evaluating and Interpreting Name Lists (Rencher)
    • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Introduction to the Irish Collection at Samford (Wells)
    Wednesday
    • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Plantation and Settlement of Ulster (Rencher)
    • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Researching your Scots-Irish Ancestors (Hunter)
    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
    • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Researching your Catholic Ancestors (Ouimette)
    • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
    • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Church of Ireland Research (Rencher)
    Thursday
    • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Applied Research Methods -- Genealogical Collections (Rencher)
    • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Methodology for Reconstructing Irish Record Fragments (Jones)
    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
    • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Irish Landed Estate Records (Records)
    • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
    • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Valuation and Tithe Records (Rencher)
    Friday
    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Strategy for Irish Research 1500-1800 (Rencher)
    • 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Morning Break
    • 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Strategy for Irish Research 1800-1930 (Rencher)
    • 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Planning to Go to Ireland/Certificates and Farewells (Rencher)



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