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Saturday, October 17
"Tracing Your Irish Ancestors": Come Along with Tom and Mary on a Journey with John Grenham  (Webinars)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
From the comfort and safety of your own home
 
"Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" - Come Along with Tom and Mary on a Journey with John Grenham
 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:30 AM - Noon CDT
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG and Mary Wickersham
$15.00 IGSI members/$20.00 non-members
 
John Grenham's "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" is often called the 'bible' for anyone researching their Irish roots. Now in its 5th edition (published by Gill Books in April 2019), it is available through local bookstores and on Amazon.
 
Per Amazon, "The fifth edition of "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" retains its familiar three-part structure, combining a detailed guide for beginners with thorough descriptions of all the useful sources and county-by-county reference lists. Additionally, all the changes that have been brought about by modern technology - internet records and DNA testing, which make research your family background easier than ever - are explained in this indispensable guide."  If your schedule permits, you NEED to attend this class!
 
Mary Wickersham and Tom Rice will lead us through this amazing resource that "can be used by the absolute beginner, the keen amateur and even the more experienced genealogist" (The Irish Times). 
 
Tom Rice, CG is a professional genealogy writer, lecturer and researcher. He is a past officer and director of IGSI and past director of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. He is managing editor of The Septs and is a genealogy desk volunteer at the Minnesota Historical Society Library.
 
Mary Wickersham is a longtime member of the Irish Genealogical Society International and the Minnesota Genealogical Society, and a past director for both societies. She has over 12 years' experience as a professional genealogist and lecturer. Her background is in software and websites.
 
All you need is an internet-connect device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 
Register HERE
IGSI members can obtain the required Discount code by contacting Kathleen Foley at Education@IrishGenealogical.org prior to registration.



Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: A Case Study
Saturday, November 14
Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: A Case Study  (Webinars)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
From the comfort and safety of your own home
 
Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: A Case Study
 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30 AM - Noon CST
Instructor: Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD
$15.00 IGSI members/$20.00 non-members
 
Most of our ancestors came here from overseas and often we don't know their place of origin. This talk, featuring a Wisconsin Irishman, shows how to find his/her Irish place of origin using the American records he/she and their family left behind.
 
Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research. Lois writes for several publications, including The Septs, and teaches about genealogical records and methods, including DNA. In her spare time, she volunteers for several genealogical and lineage societies. She is a past president of the Northland chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a past officer and education chair of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
 
All you need to attend is an internet-connected device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 
Register HERE 
IGSI members can obtain the required Discount code by contacting Kathleen Foley at Education@IrishGenealogical.org prior to registration.