Visit the Ask about Ireland stand and discover valuable resources to assist your local and family history research!
Trace your ancestors and view local maps from the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s on Griffith’s Valuation, the most important surviving genealogical source for the nineteenth century, providing free online access to 1.5 million records.
Learn more about your local area from the digitised, historical collections of Irish public libraries, archives and museums. Locate digitised photographs, maps, documents and illustrations on all aspects of Irish culture and history past and present.
Enjoy a unique collection of historic film clips and audio recordings from the early 1900s.
View complete publications of digital books from the 1700s onwards; books can be searched by county or by subject.
Locate exact reproductions of all Irish Times articles published from 1859 to the present on the Irish Times Digital Archive. The free service is available through www.askaboutireland.ie at your local public library.
Explore numerous Irish journals in arts, humanities and science from the 1700s onwards on the Jstor archives. This free service is available through www.askaboutireland.ie at your public library.
Find specific information on the history and heritage of your local area with the Ask about Ireland online search facility, with links to hundreds of articles written by local studies librarians, academics and genealogists around the country.
Learn about the most comprehensive learning resource for children on the historical and cultural heritage of each county in Ireland. The Looking at Places section in the Learning Zone of the Ask about Ireland website offers kids a selection of educational activities, games and information on each county.
Request books, journals and DVDs from libraries countrywide on the Borrowbooks.ie online service.
Discover more about Ireland’s natural heritage on the new ENFO online service. Access practical, local and up-to-date information on environmental issues and step-by-step guides for greener living, many using traditional methods from the past.
Share your own information, photographs or video clips on all aspects of Irish culture, heritage and the environment. The new upload facility on the Ask about Ireland website provides you with the opportunity to share your research findings with others and contribute to the creation of the most comprehensive local and family history resource in Ireland.
Ask about Ireland and pose your own queries to our library staff at the Ask about Ireland stand. Local and family research guides are also available on the site.
Ask About Ireland and the Cultural Heritage Project is an initiative of the public libraries, together with local museums and archives, in the digitisation and online publication of unique material from their local studies' collections to create a national Internet resource for culture.
The Ask about Ireland website is managed by The Library Council.
Email: [email protected]
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Eneclann is a major provider of Irish family history services, including genealogical research, digitisation and publication of Irish records. Visit our stand to find out more about your Irish ancestry and enter our draw to win some great genealogy-related prizes!
As Ireland’s leading publisher of Irish genealogy data on CD and online, we’ll have a wide range of our CDs for sale at the show, where we’ll be offering you discounts of up to 50%.
Our research team will also be at the stand to give advice. While most of our work is for private individuals, we’ve researched President Obama’s Irish family history as well as numerous celebrities’ Irish roots (including Ardal O’Hanlon, Graham Norton, Barbara Windsor, Jeremy Irons and David Tennant) for the hit TV series Who Do You Think You Are?
If you’re seeking genealogy advice, or would like to commission us to research your family history, why not attend one of our research clinics? Sign up for a 15 minute discussion with an Eneclann researcher. Research sessions cost just €10, and are redeemable against research assessments (usual price €38) or commissioned research. Slots tend to fill up quickly, so why not book in advance on our website.
The Family and Local History Handbook 12 is ‘The Ultimate Genealogy Book’ offering a host of new, original and unpublished articles. The Handbook comprehensively covers everything from beginning your family history to areas of specific research, as well as advice on using the internet, digital technology and military sources. There is a section in each edition covering Irish Family history. In addition there are listings of over five thousand useful addresses and contacts are at your fingertips at all times.
There will be exclusive offers, prices and giveaways with each purchase with substantial savings on prices. As well as The Family and Local History Handbook 12 there will be copies of The Family and Local History Handbook 11 and The Family and Local History Handbook Omnibus Data CD (Editions 1 to 10). There will also be special offers and prices on Family Tree Maker software.
Copies of Herbert Chapman on Football will be available at special prices. Herbert Chapman is synonymous with the game of football and is the man who fundamentally changed the face of the sport. He was the greatest pioneer in the history of British football management and made Arsenal the best side in the country in the early 1930’s, winning both the F.A. Cup and Division One Title and defined the role of the modern team manager.
Findmypast.co.uk is the definitive website for England & Wales family history, with all the records you need to research back to 1538, as well as long-distance outbound passenger lists from Irish and UK ports 1890-1960 and Irish and British military records. Visit our stand and try out the website for yourself. We’ll be offering a 15% discount on all our subscriptions, including access to the complete 1911 census for England & Wales. Plus you’ll have the chance to win a full subscription to findmypast.co.uk – so be sure to enter the prize draw at our stand.
Also on offer will be our popular starter packs, which include a DVD of step-by-step tutorials and vouchers for findmypast.co.uk.
21-29 Fourth Floor, Broadgate Court
London EC2M 3TY
DDI: +44 (0)20 3326 6303
The Society was founded in 1990 to promote the study of genealogy, heraldry, vexillology and social history as open access educational leisure pursuits available to all in the community irrespective of socio-economic position, age or educational qualification. It has members from Ireland and overseas. It is a registered charity (CHY 10672) and is incorporated in Ireland.
The Society is a nominating body for Seanad Éireann and it has received a Grant of Arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland. The Society hosts two Open Meetings each month, on the 2nd Tuesday (Evening Meeting – usually lectures) and on the 4th Wednesday (Morning Meeting – discussion group), publishes a monthly newsletter ‘Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette’ and an Annual Journal in addition to occasional publications of memorial inscriptions and other sources. Group projects are organised each year to collect data for publication.
The Society’s growing Archive is located at the Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, the resources of which are available to members. Widely acclaimed as Ireland’s most active non-profit genealogical voluntary organisation, we always welcome new members.
For further information see: www.familyhistory.ie or from Michael Merrigan, MA, FGSI, General Secretary, Genealogical Society of Ireland, 11, Desmond Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Genes Reunited provides access to over 10 million ready-made family trees online, with a new name added every second, as well as all the essential England & Wales family records. We make it easy to start building your family tree, so why not come along to the stand and give it a try? Plus we’re offering 15% off our Platinum subscription, and don’t forget to enter our prize draw to win a subscription to the website.
21-29 Fourth Floor, Broadgate Court
199 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TY
DDI:+44 (0)20 3326 6303
Opened in April this year, Glasnevin Museum is a wonderful introduction to the wealth of national history within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery. This interactive visitor attraction offers a fascinating view of Ireland’s Necropolis and the many figures that shaped the country we live in today. Glasnevin Museum also offers guided tours of the cemetery which is a unique opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s complex history.
Glasnevin Trust has captured the mood of the nation and provided access to our extensive records containing cemetery and crematoria records related to Glasnevin, Dardistown, Newlands Cross and Palmerstown as well as Glasnevin Crematorium and Newlands Cross Crematorium. Glasnevin Trust offers an excellent resource to search the heritage and family history of those buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. As part of the Back to Our Past Show, Glasnevin Trust will have a stand where visitors can learn how to search our records and offer information how the Glasnevin Genealogy Project works.
Historian & Author in Residence for Glasnevin Trust Shane MacThomais will give a presentation each day of the show on The Buried Secrets of Glasnevin Cemetery.
The Guild of One-Name Studies is the world's leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple). Currently, over 2,300 people have registered over 7,850 study surnames with us.
The Guild is a charitable organisation dedicated to promoting the public understanding of one-name studies and the preservation and accessibility of the resultant information. Founded in 1979 in Britain, the Guild has members all over the world, and is widely recognised as a centre of excellence in one-name studies.
The Guild brings together those with an interest in one-name studies and other forms of surname study (such as DNA projects). Many members register a surname so as to embark on a Guild-recognised one-name study and coordinate world-wide activity in studying the surname. Only one person may register a specific surname, but membership of the Guild is open to all with an interest in surname studies, and is not restricted to those who wish to register a name. It is the first time The Guild has come to a Dublin event. New members will be able to enrol at our stand number 176.
Padraic Ingoldsby - Ireland Regional Representative
Come and have a chat with the people behind Ireland’s only mass-circulation illustrated history magazine. First published in 1993 with the aim of ‘bringing Irish history out of the ivory tower’, History Ireland continues to deliver on that pledge and is now a bi-monthly, bringing readers the latest research by leading historians in the field but in a lively and sometimes controversial manner. A range of back issues will be available for perusal as well as instruction on how to access our online back catalogue (for free!)
South County Business Park, Dublin 18
Publishers of History Ireland and Archaeology Ireland
The Irish Family History Society is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. Based in Ireland, it has a worldwide membership; holds lectures in Dublin; issues newsletters and an annual Journal ; offers assistance through advice and information to members researching their
During the show the Society will have access to online genealogical sources to advise the public. We will also be offering membership of the Society at a specially reduced rate for the duration of
the show, as well as selling our Journals and other publications.
For further details of our Society see our web site at www.ifhs.ie.
Welcome to the IrishGathering.ie Website. This site has been created to celebrate the uniqueness of our Irish culture and heritage. We make no excuse for promoting ourselves to the world as a nation of creativity, business dynamism, literary prowess, sporting genius, musical legend and that’s only the start of it!
Who are we, Where are we from? How do we connect? IrishGathering.ie offers you the chance to be an extraordinary individual. How? By empowering you, your family, your friends and your work colleagues to set out on an epic journey to connect globally to your Irish roots. Our aim is to marshal the power of ordinary Irish people both here and abroad to connect across the global internet and re-establish Ireland and its Clans as the land of a 1,000 welcomes where people still know the value of family, friendship, fun and above all belonging – You are in the Irish Gathering!
IrishGathering.ie is free to all those who register here. As a member, you are not required to pay anything for your membership, however we do need you to champion the site to other potential members via Facebook, Twitter, email etc. While it is a serious site, it is a fun site easy to use as a tool to document your family history.
The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) was established in 1936 to encourage and promote the study of Irish genealogy throughout Ireland and Britain and it has a worldwide membership. Right from its foundation the IGRS has worked to build up a library of books and manuscripts of genealogical value to compensate for the destruction of the Irish public records in 1922. Worldwide, this library is the largest and most important collection of Irish genealogical material held in private hands. We also hold an extremely extensive collection of gravestone inscriptions noted by our members from graveyards in every corner of Ireland. Some of these were published in 2001. Since 1937 we have published an annual journal, The Irish Genealogist (vols.1 to 8 (1937-1993) of which are now available on CD). Twice a year we issue our newsletter, full of news, facts and helpful information. Alongside the Irish Family History Society, the IGRS is a member of the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations.
The IGRS is widely recognised for making a unique scholarly contribution to the field of Irish genealogical studies over the past 75 years and membership is open to all. Each year our calendar of events includes a Spring Lecture in March; the AGM and speaker in April; a full ‘Open Day’ of lectures in May; an annual outing in June; and an Autumn lecture in October. Our Spring and Autumn lectures are evening events and are always held in the seminar room of the National Library of Ireland, right in the heart of the city. We work alongside our colleagues in the Irish Family History Society and between us offer all that might be needed to assist budding genealogy enthusiasts make the best of the surviving sources for Irish genealogy.
6 Brighton Road
Rathgar, Dublin 6
Tel: +353 01 406 3542 & 492 8644
Fax: +353 01 492 8645
Suppliers of high quality archival products which are specifically designed for the storage of family history items such as certificates, photos, documents and all types of emorabilia. Most of our products are Acid free, which are essential for long term preservation. These include certificate binders, A3 & A4 hold-alls, photo albums, various size pockets, paper (guaranteed for 200 years !), card, dividers, tissue paper ,pens, glue and archival gloves. Also available are a range of blank family tree charts as well as various other items of interest to the family historian. A free catalogue is available upon request, or view our website. Discount prices and special packages will apply for the show.
The Irish Georgian Society aims to promote the conservation of Ireland’s built heritage and its decorative arts. It is a membership organisation with an active events programme and achieves its aims through supporting building conservation projects, promoting best conservation practice, campaigning for endangered buildings and through publishing original research.
Most recently, the Society has restored the great ‘Eating Parlor’ at Headfort, designed by the distinguished Scottish 18th century architect, Robert Adam, and currently we are supporting the restoration of an important 18th century temple in Co. Monaghan and a significant parkland obelisk in Co. Meath. For those with an interest in learning about practical conservation work, the Society organises seminars in Dublin and elsewhere in the country and we also run an annual traditional building skills exhibition.
Members of the Irish Georgian Society can take part in our excellent events programmes which includes local, national and international tours, as well as lectures delivered by established and newly emerging scholars. Our office is based in Dublin and we have chapters around the country in Cork, Limerick, Birr and Belfast. Visit our stand at the Over 50’s Show to learn more about the Society and to sign up as a member.
Has an appealing, homespun authenticity that makes it a superb publication for its intended audience of people interested in researching their Irish genealogy" Steve Black, Library Journal Book Review, www.libraryjournal.com
Come and meet our team at Irish Roots Magazine. Irish Roots Magazine aims to empower its readers to trace and embrace their Irish roots. Irish Roots Magazine is a powerful resource tool for all those interested in tracing their family tree. There is something for everyone in our publication from helpful tips to using research repositories, interviews, various articles, letters, news updates and much much more. Our magazine also covers many different aspects of Irish culture, heritage, legends and traditions. Celebrate your Irish ancestry with Irish Roots magazine. Irish Roots Magazine is a thirty two page publication, published in March, June, September and December. Available from all Eason's outlets.
Irish Roots Media Ltd.
Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Tel: +353 87 9427815
Noted genealogist and author John Grenham will be on hand on this stand to help showcase the Irish Ancestors section of the Times website, www.irishtimes.com/ancestor, and to answer queries about it from visitors.
What’s new on the site? Expanded and improved surname variants service; new Google maps included; new weekly Irish Roots column; new research wizard: a step-by-step guide to what you should do next; almost 700 new passenger list links added; civil parish summary now shows the ten most common surnames in each Parish in Griffith’s (1847-68), with a number of households.
Search more than 65,000 Irish place names, pinpoint your county and parish, read detailed descriptions from the 1830s.
My History is a genealogy supplies specialist with a range of products suitable for beginners right through to experienced genealogists. Come along to the stand and purchase a family tree chart and get started on your own history. The company specialises in family tree charts; both pre-printed for you to fill in and a chart printing service if you already have your chart on a computer. Alongside this there are also some excellent springback binders and a book making service for anyone interested in publishing their research as a gift for other family members.
Other products include the extensive Parkinson and Tyro ranges of acid-free archive storage folders for certificates, photographs and other important family documents. If you have any old documents feel free to ask for advice about our long term acid-free storage pockets that will allow many more generations after you to enjoy browsing them.
The display will also include magnifiers, acid-free paper, document repair kits, acid-free adhesives and many other useful aids for researchers. My History will also be demonstrating and selling software for family history including; family tree maker and family historian beginners and experienced family historians are always welcome at our stand to browse our products.
My History sells family tree software, books, maps and an extensive range of archival products for beginners and experienced genealogists. We also specialise in printing family trees onto wide format paper and bespoke publishing of individual family history books or multiple copies.
4 Mexborough Business Centre
South Yorkshire, S64 9JP
Tel: 01709 586758
Email: [email protected]
The National Archives holds records of the Irish state over thirty years old, the 1901 and 1911 census returns, land valuation records of the 19th century, wills and related papers, records of national schools from 1832 onwards, parochial registers of the Church of Ireland plus other records essential for family or local history research.
There will be demonstrations of the National Archives web-site (with special reference to the Census web-site) and of other related genealogical web-sites. Brochures published by the National Archives, especially that on Sources for Family and Local History, will be freely available.
Come and visit us at our Stand number 223 at BACK TO OUR PAST at The Over 50 Show. Professional archivists and genealogists will be there throughout the show to assist you with your research enquiries.
National Archives of Ireland
Bishop Street, Dublin 8.
Tel: (01) 407 2300 (from abroad 00 353 1 407 2300)
LoCall: 1890 252 424
Fax. (01) 407 2333 (from abroad 00 353 1 407 2333)
E-mail : [email protected]
Website : www.nationalarchives.ie
Begin your family history search at the National Library of Ireland Every year thousands of people visit the National Library to carry out family history research. Library material used by family history researchers includes the microfilms of Catholic parish registers, copies of the important nineteenth century land valuations (the Tithe Applotment Books and Griffith’s Valuation), trade and social directories, estate records and newspapers.
If you are just starting out on the ancestral trail we recommend that you visit our free Genealogy Service. For first time researchers this Service is an ideal starting point, allowing them the opportunity to discuss their research with experienced Library staff, providing an introduction to genealogy sources as well as ready access to important finding aids and a range of Online Resources.
Please note: this service is available to personal callers only.
Main Reading Room / Information Desk / Manuscript Reading Room
Monday - Wednesday: 9.30 - 21.00
Thursday - Friday 9.30 - 17.00
Saturday: 9.30 - 13.00
For further details regarding opening hours please consult our website: www.nli.ie.
Unlock your ancestry with Parish Chest, an online store with census records, parish registers, maps, books and detailed directories designed to help you uncover the full story behind your family tree.
Our ancestry consists of much more than the branches of our family tree. It’s about the people and stories that make up our past, our family history.
Uncovering our genealogy can open up a world of unanswered questions. Questions such as ‘What was life like?’, ‘How did they survive?’ and ‘What happened?. A name alone sometimes is just not enough, we need to know more. We want to know the full story, the story that created our place in the world.
It was our own curiosity that drove us to create the extensive list of family history records you see here today. Understanding firsthand how many records can add colour and life to an otherwise lifeless set of names and dates, we set about providing a service for everyone who wanted to know that little bit more.
To make your search an easy one, all our genealogy records can be located by supplier, record type or location, giving you the greatest chance of connecting your family history with the records available.
Records available include UK Census Records, Wills, Workhouse Records, Army and Navy Lists, Directories, Family Tree Charts, Books, Online Genealogy Records and Family History Societies.
Should you require additional support and guidance we have sponsored a separate, entirely free to use, forum & resource library on our sister site, British Genealogy. So, if you get lost and want a little helping hand, be sure to drop by and post an item on one of our many family history discussion boards.
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is giving visitors to the Over 50s Show a chance to 'Ask the Experts' free of charge.
Members of the PRONI curatorial team will be in attendance - along with the PRONI Electronic Catalogue - to answer any questions visitors may have relating to family or local history in Northern Ireland.
Dr Ann McVeigh of the Public Services team will also be giving a Powerpoint presentation explaining what sources are available for the north of Ireland and how to start your research. This talk is aimed mainly at those just starting to trace their Northern Irish ancestors. There will also be the chance to see a sneak preview of our new, purpose-built PRONI Headquarters, due to open in Titanic Quarter, Belfast, early in 2011.
The Representative Church Body Library is the library and archives of the Church of Ireland and holds an unrivaled collection of archives, manuscripts and reference works relating to the Church of Ireland from the middle ages to the present day. Of particular interest to genealogists, we hold records of baptisms, marriages and burials from over 1,000 parishes, chapels of ease and chaplaincies; family pedigrees; collections of copy wills; and a vast compilation of biographical information on bishops, clergy and their families.
An introduction to the Library’s collections will be available through the Library’s website www.library.ireland.anglican.org/ Introductory information on the Library and its collections will also be available.
As part of the Library’s outreach programme we have been publishing key sources for genealogical and historical research both in our own right and in association with Four Courts Press. Copies of these publications will be available at a special conference price.
At the Rootsireland stand you will be greated by Representatives from the various County Genealogy Centres from all over Ireland. They will supply expert advice on how to trace your Irish ancestors. Information will be provided on the commissioned research service which is provided in every County Genealogy Centre in Ireland and also on their On-Line Genealogy Service which is at www.rootsireland.ie.
This website under the auspices of the Irish Family History Foundation is the largest provider of Irish on-line genealogy records.
Nora O'Meara, M.A. Genealogist
North Tipperary Genealogy Centre
The Governor's House
Kickham Street, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary