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Researching a Mid-Nineteenth-Century Cork Family, from Wisconsin to Ireland
Saturday, June 22
Researching a Mid-Nineteenth-Century Cork Family, from Wisconsin to Ireland  (Hybrid)
MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Hts Rd, Mendota Heights
10:30 AM - Noon CST (UTC-6)
Instructor: Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code); $20 for non-members
 
An Irishman from Cork, born about 1845, settled in Wisconsin. Learn the records and methods we used to identify six of his eleven siblings in America, then trace the family back to Ireland, where we learned about his other five siblings and his parents.
 
You can enjoy this presentation at the live event in Minnesota or as part of our virtual audience. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion until the scheduled end time, when the broadcast and recording will stop. Attendees at the live event can linger for social time after the program, and have the option of ordering a box lunch in advance.
 
Registration for the live event is limited to 40 people. Tours of the Research Library and Irish Collection will be offered following the program, during the lunch and social time..There is no limit to the number of virtual attendees. The hybrid program will allow virtual attendees to unmute their microphone and camera for questions or discussion with the speaker following their presentation.
 
The webinar will be recorded, so all registrants will have access to the recording.
 
 
The Discount Code will be sent to members via email and is posted on IGSI’s member-only webpage (link).
 
You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org



Irish Saturday
Saturday, July 13
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.


From Tithes to Griffith's: property and valuation records in Ireland
Saturday, July 20
From Tithes to Griffith's: property and valuation records in Ireland  (Webinars)
virtual on Zoom
10:30 AM - Noon CST (GMT-6)
Presented by Michael Walsh, AGI from County Mayo, Ireland
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code); $20 for non-members
 
Michael’s talk will introduce major land and property valuation record sources from 19th-century Ireland. This will include the Tithe Applotment Books, early townland valuations and notebooks compiled as part of the valuation process, Griffith’s Valuation (valuation sheets and corresponding maps), Revision Books, as well as other resources underpinning the valuations. Through a logical and methodical approach, we gather and analyze data and bring problem-solving skills to bear for well-grounded research.
 
 
The Discount Code will be sent to members via email and is posted on IGSI’s member-only webpage (link). You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org



Irish Fair of Minnesota
Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11
Irish Fair of Minnesota  (Out & About)
Harriet Island, St. Paul, Minnesota
Visit the Irish Fair website for tickets, directions, and details. Stop by the IGSI booth to meet members and introduce your friends and family to IGSI.  Look up your family surnames on our maps of Ireland and in our reference books. You can sign up for a volunteer shift in our booth at this link: IGSI booth volunteer


Irish Saturday
Saturday, August 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.


Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking
Saturday, August 17
Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking  (Webinars)
virtual
10:30 AM - Noon CST (GMT-6)
Presented by Paula Stewart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code); $20 for non-members
 
Did great-grandpa traverse North America as he worked for the railroad? For which railroad did he work? Where did it run? Are there railroad records which may give us personal details? Visuals and references demonstrate the wealth of historical materials available all across the U.S. When this lecture is over you will know where to turn to find out more about the railroad, its records, and where to find them.
 
 
The Discount Code will be sent to members via email and is posted on IGSI’s member-only webpage (link). You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org



What is your brick wall? (panel discussion)
Saturday, September 28
What is your brick wall? (panel discussion)  (Hybrid)
MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Hts Rd, Mendota Heights
10:30 AM - Noon CST (GMT-6)
Presented by Tom Rice, CG and Kathy Lund
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code); $20 for non-members
 
You have reached a point in your research that you can't seem to get beyond. Is it truly a brick wall or… is it a difficulty that might be overcome with more learning and insight, or possibly professional research? Let’s discuss the differences. How might you move forward, or identify a way to do so? This session will help you to distinguish between a true “dead end” and a temporary intermission to reflect on new strategies and tactics. Examples galore will be provided to illustrate key points.
 
You can enjoy this presentation at the live event in Minnesota or as part of our virtual audience. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion until the scheduled end time, when the broadcast and recording will stop. Attendees at the live event can linger for social time after the program, and have the option of ordering a box lunch in advance.
 
Registration for the live event is limited to 40 people. Tours of the Research Library and Irish Collection will be offered following the program, during the lunch and social time..There is no limit to the number of virtual attendees. The hybrid program will allow virtual attendees to unmute their microphone and camera for questions or discussion with the speaker following their presentation.
 
Registration will open soon
 
The Discount Code will be sent to members via email and is posted on IGSI’s member-only webpage (link). You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org



Genealogy Detective Skills: Following Clues from the Census
Saturday, October 19
Genealogy Detective Skills: Following Clues from the Census  (Hybrid)
MN Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Hts Rd, Mendota Heights
10:30 AM - Noon CST (GMT-6)
Presented by J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code); $20 for non-members
 
Censuses are the bread and butter of genealogical research. A census enumeration anchors your ancestors in a time and place, but also offers clues to family migrations and family dynamics. Be alert for blended families, clues to migration routes, and nearby relatives. Expect census errors and double enumerations. Make sense of pre-1850 tick marks.
 
You can enjoy this presentation at the live event in Minnesota or as part of our virtual audience. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion until the scheduled end time, when the broadcast and recording will stop. Attendees at the live event can linger for social time after the program, and have the option of ordering a box lunch in advance.
 
Registration for the live event is limited to 40 people. Tours of the Research Library and Irish Collection will be offered following the program, during the lunch and social time..There is no limit to the number of virtual attendees. The hybrid program will allow virtual attendees to unmute their microphone and camera for questions or discussion with the speaker following their presentation.
 
Registration will open about 90 days prior to the event
 
The Discount Code will be sent to members via email and is posted on IGSI’s member-only webpage (link). You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org



Using Irish Newspapers and Other Printed Material
Saturday, November 16
Using Irish Newspapers and Other Printed Material  (Webinars)
virtual on Zoom
10:30 AM - Noon CST (GMT-6)
Presented by Natalie Bodle from County Antrim, Northern Ireland
$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code); $20 for non-members
 
Newspapers are a great source of information about our ancestors, but how do we know what Irish newspapers are available and how can we access them? Natalie will review finding aids for newspapers to track down Irish ancestors, including major repositories. She will also cover a range of printed journals, gazetteers and street directories where Irish ancestors may be recorded.
 
Registration will open about 90 days prior to the event
 
The Discount Code will be sent to members via email and is posted on IGSI’s member-only webpage (link). You can reach the IGSI Education team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org