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Irish Online: Leaping ahead in 2021
May 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM$15 – $25
There has always been an air of mystery about Irish research – is it difficult to find people, how do I know I have the right family, where did they live, and so on? In this presentation, Bobbie Edes will demonstrate the growing list of various online records now available as well as different ways to get around some of the issues of missing records.
Join Bobbie as she shares her extensive knowledge of how to go about extending your Irish genealogy by learning about new avenues for internet searching now coming online. This talk focuses on the multiple Irish records available to help you in your endeavours to maybe take your Irish ancestors back a little further.
About the Presenter
Starting her research in the mid-nineties, Bobbie was initially told to forget about Ireland as it was all destroyed in the Dublin bombings. However, within a few years of beginning her genealogy addiction, Bobbie tackled some overseas archives to extend her Irish ancestry.
Since that point, Bobbie has made several trips to the UK and always researches in PRONI spending a minimum of two full weeks in each visit researching there. In the past, Bobbie has also researched at the local churches of her ancestors, the National Archives of Ireland and the RCB, both in Dublin. Additionally, Bobbie has manned the Irish Help Desk at multiple GSQ Open Days as well as assisting members during her duty Research Assistant days at GSQ.