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Irish land records
July 13 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$25 – $40
Bobbie will cover Irish land records concentrating on Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland and the following Valuation Revision lists in depth with a hands on approach during this session. After the talk, there will be step-by-step instructions to take each member through to the location of one of their farming ancestors at the time of Griffith’s valuation. Ancestral homes in villages may also be able to be tracked in some circumstances. If you are feeling left out because you aren’t sure which ancestor is yours, then still come along so that you can learn the process, have a trial run with a random farmer, and get to know the ‘lie of the land’ in your nook of the woods! This talk is particularly handy for those planning an Irish odyssey in the future, but for those not able to, there is always the chance to view it if Mr Google has driven by.
Numbers will be limited as this is a computer course. Participants may bring their laptops.
Presenter: Bobbie Edes
Starting her research in the mid 1990s, Bobbie was initially told to forget about Ireland as it was all destroyed in the Dublin bombings. Instead she traced and visited elderly members of her extended family, borrowed and copied many photographs and visited local cemeteries and archives. Within a few years of beginning her genealogy addiction, Bobbie tackled some overseas archives to extend her research.
Since that point Bobbie has made numerous trips to the UK and researched in many Records Offices throughout England and Ireland. She normally makes a point of spending two full weeks in each of them and has a never ending ‘to do’ list ready for that next overseas journey.
Join Bobbie as she shares her extensive and broad knowledge of how to go about genealogy in the correct manner, learning about new avenues for internet searching along the way.