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Irish Saturday
Saturday, July 9
Irish Saturday  ("Irish Saturday")
Hoffman Research Library, MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Ste 100
Stop by the library for Irish research help.
Check  www.mngs.org on the day you plan to visit, to make sure the library is open.  Short-notice closures will be highlighted on their main page,


An Overview of Irish History
Saturday, July 16
An Overview of Irish History  (Webinars)
GoToWebinar - from the comfort and safety of your own home
10:30 AM - Noon  CDT (UTC-5)
Instructor: Paul MacCotter
A free event for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members
 
Historians estimate that Ireland was first settled by humans about 10,000 years ago. To our knowledge no one has traced their ancestors back that far but…wouldn’t you like to know what was happening in Ireland when your ancestors did live there? Join us as Dr. MacCotter takes us on an overview journey through Irish history. He touches briefly on all the key issues, challenging the many myths and legends and replacing them with the true picture of who are the Irish and what is their history.
 
All you need to attend is an internet-connected device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 
Register here:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/275166401712841742
 
IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email.
You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org



An Irish Farm History
Saturday, August 6
An Irish Farm History  (Webinars)
GoToWebinar - from the comfort and safety of your own home
10:30 AM - Noon CDT (UTC-5)
Instructor: Chris Paton
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members
 
Genealogist Chris Paton will draw together many potential land and vital records resources to tell the story of an Irish family and their farm in County Kilkenny across the 19th and 20th centuries. Using an array of resources (vital records, newspapers, land records, census and military records) he will show how the genealogical narrative of the family was established from the 1820s to the mid-20th century. Along the way he will take the family's and property's story from its humblest of agricultural beginnings, to a dramatic episode of the Irish Civil War, and beyond.
 
All you need to attend is an internet-connected device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 

IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email.
You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org


Irish Fair of Minnesota
Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14
Irish Fair of Minnesota  (Out & About)
Harriet Island, St. Paul
IGSI will be at the Irish Fair!
Stop by to visit - or send an email to Volunteers@irishgenealogical.org if you'd like to help! 



Irish Saturday
Saturday, September 10
Irish Saturday  ("Irish Saturday")
Hoffman Research Library, MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Ste 100
Stop by the library for Irish research help.
Check  www.mngs.org on the day you plan to visit, to make sure the library is open.  Short-notice closures will be highlighted on their main page.


Turning Dry Facts into Exciting Details
Wednesday, September 14
Turning Dry Facts into Exciting Details  (Webinars)
GoToWebinar - from the comfort and safety of your own home
7:00 - 8:30 PM CDT (UTC-5)
Instructor: Carol Baxter
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members
 
The ancestral facts that seem to us as precious as gold when we discover them, yet can seem dry when incorporated into a family history. How can we make our family histories interesting to our broader family? Some genealogists resort to fictionalizing their histories. However, the broader family usually has little interested in “recreated” scenes or “reimagined” dialogue. They want to know what really happened. So the author’s efforts may have an audience of only one: themselves. 
 
Most genealogists write their family histories in the “encyclopaedia style” because this is the easiest nonfiction writing style for unskilled and skilled writers alike. However, while the dry facts we’ve found are the foundations of our family histories, they should only be used as stepping stones to more interesting information. They should never be the destination in themselves. This webinar provides different strategies for turning these dry facts into exciting narrative.   
 
All you need to attend is an internet-connected device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 
Registration will open approximately 90 days before the program.
IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email.
You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org


Ireland Trip
Monday, September 26 through Saturday, October 8
Ireland Trip  (Out & About)
We are scheduled to fly into and out of the DublinAirport, conveniently located approximately 10 km north of Dublin city centre.  From the airport we’ll take a motorcoach north to the city of Belfast to check-in to our hotel.  Enroute there will be a stop at Monasterboice a fascinating monastic site with a round tower and two high crosses. The site was founded in the 600s by Saint Buite.  This is just the beginning of our tour of ‘not so familiar Irish gems’ that are off the path of the tourist trail.  We will be traveling counterclockwise around the island, ending up in Dublin 10 days later.  We will be staying in Dublin for over a day and a half. 
 
Built into the itinerary are opportunities to spend time researching your Irish ancestors at various libraries and records offices in Belfast and Dublin.  The first requirement in doing research, in Ireland, is to get there.  If you join us for this trip, you will have made the first step in getting there, the flight over the pond.  After reviewing the IGSI webinar from January 15th with Fiona Fitzsimons, Researching Ireland – Searching High and Low, you will be ready to extend your trip for that important ‘in country’ research.  You’ll be able to add time before or after the tour to site see or spend quality time doing your research, with the original source documents.
 
Ssee Ireland Trip web page under Activities for a brochure with details and registration form.



Irish Saturday
Saturday, October 8
Irish Saturday  ("Irish Saturday")
Hoffman Research Library, MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Ste 100
Stop by the library for Irish research help.
Check  www.mngs.org on the day you plan to visit, to make sure the library is open.  Short-notice closures will be highlighted on their main page.


Irish Property Records: An Overview
Saturday, October 15
Irish Property Records: An Overview  (Webinars)
GoToWebinar - from the comfort and safety of your own home
10:30 AM - Noon CDT (UTC-5)
Instructor: John Grenham
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members
 
Property leaves traces long after people vanish. This talk looks at historic Irish institutions that recorded property transactions (The Registry of Deeds) and that created property tax records (The Valuation Office).They are two of the oldest intact record-holding institutions in Ireland and both provide (relatively) unbroken chains of evidence reaching back into the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The talk outlines their history, the key records they hold and how to interpret them and, most importantly, how to get at them, especially online. Forthcoming developments in both will also be described.
 
All you need to attend is an internet-connected device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 
Registration will open approximately 90 days before the program.
IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email.
You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org



Understanding Irish Place Names
Saturday, November 5
Understanding Irish Place Names  (Webinars)
GoToWebinar - from the comfort and safety of your own home
10:30 AM - Noon CDT (UTC-5)
Instructor: James Ryan
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members
 
This talk outlines the origins and structure of the names of Irish places and explains the historical reasons for the variations in place names encountered in Irish records, caused by a process of anglicization of Irish or Gaelic place names over a long period. We will also outline the land divisions and places that required naming, and the practices that applied in this process.
 
It will also show key sources that are available to help in finding currently accepted placenames; and the books and websites available to provide the details of the locations of places; the name variations that applied; and maps of different scales and vintages. For each source the type of information contained will be shown, and how these reference sources can be found.  
 
All you need to attend is an internet-connected device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 
Registration will open approximately 90 days before the program.
IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email.
You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org


Irish Saturday
Saturday, November 12
Irish Saturday  ("Irish Saturday")
Hoffman Research Library, MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Ste 100
Stop by the library for Irish research help.
Check  www.mngs.org on the day you plan to visit, to make sure the library is open.  Short-notice closures will be highlighted on their main page.
 
 



Searching for the Immigration Records of our Irish Ancestors
Saturday, December 3
Searching for the Immigration Records of our Irish Ancestors  (Webinars)
GoToWebinar - from the comfort and safety of your own home
10:30 AM - Noon CST (UTC-6)
Instructor: Mary Wickersham
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members
 
Millions of U.S. passenger arrival records are available online; even more are not yet indexed from ships’ passenger manifests stored on microfilm at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.  How can you tell when your ancestor came to the North America? Searching ship’s manifests and other historical records may provide you with clues about an ancestor’s date and ship of arrival in the U.S.  Major resources for finding U.S. (and some Canadian) immigration information will be discussed and listed in the class handout with links to online repositories and helpful online how-to reading materials.
 
All you need to attend is an internet-connected device with audio capabilities (computer, iPad, smartphone, etc.)
 
Registration will open approximately 90 days before the program.
IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email.
You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org


Irish Saturday
Saturday, December 10
Irish Saturday  ("Irish Saturday")
Hoffman Research Library, MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Ste 100
Stop by the library for Irish research help.
Check  www.mngs.org on the day you plan to visit, to make sure the library is open.  Short-notice closures will be highlighted on their main page.