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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Irish Family History Forum, 5/17
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 03:30:44 +0000 (UTC)


Dennis Ahern
will address the
Irish Family History Forum

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

Bethpage Public Library
47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, New York

Researching Genealogy in Northern Ireland

In the 1922 treaty that created the Irish Free State, six of Ireland's 32
counties were set aside to form the Province of Northern Ireland. The
province has its own Public Records Office and Registrar's Office, but the
records you can find in some of these repositories are not limited to
events in counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone. This
lecture will acquaint you with the contents and resources at some of the
archives and repositories in Northern Ireland

Researching Genealogy in Irish Newspapers

It's said that one's name should only appear in the newspaper when you are
born, married, or died. For most people in 18th and 19th century Ireland,
even these three occasions did not always apply, but you still might find
an ancestor's name in the news. Irish newspapers contain a wealth of
information about average people: your ancestors may show up in police
reports as the perpetrators or victims of a crime, or as litigants in a
court case. Charitable and political fund drives listed names and
addresses of contributors. Reports of agricultural fairs identified
farmers and how much they got for their livestock. This lecture will help
you understand how to find this type of information.

These talks are free and open to the public.

See http://www.ifhf.org/meetingsinfo.htm#dir for directions.


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