‘Hidden Treasures’: Discovering Local Sources in Your Irish Research

David Ryan
Mar 9, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Trade Directories
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Cemetery Registers
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Workhouse Registers
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Using Local Sources
7m 40s
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Useful Websites
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
27m 25s

About this webinar

When many start their Irish family history research they often head straight for the larger national repositories and their collections. Census records and parish registers are a great starting point for our research but don’t always help you in breaking through those brick walls. What many overlook when researching their Irish family history is the treasure trove of local repositories and the records they contain. These include street directories, cemetery registers, maps, school rolls, workhouse records and even personal family archives. The majority of Irish counties on both sides of the border have their own dedicated county library and archive which are run by local councils. This webinar will examine some of the records contained in local repositories and how best to use them for genealogical research.

About the speaker

About the speaker

David Ryan (MA DIPGEN) is a professional genealogist based just outside of Cork city, Ireland. He has worked as professional genealogist for the past five years. He is currently a researcher with the Cork Folklore Project, a community based oral h
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  1. CB
    Cheryl Bohn
    2 months ago

    David brought enthusiasm & a wealth of local knowledge as well as sharing an overview of how & why records were produced & what kinds of entities might hold those records. He introduced the impact of Ireland’s history on record-keeping & the availability of that information. David also encouraged reaching out to the various local repositories & making inquiries to the capable volunteers & archivists with questions about what’s in their catalog as that information might not be online.

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    Georgina Short
    2 months ago

    Excellent presentation….good pace…lots of new paths to follow

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    MICHELE BOSCHERT
    2 months ago

    Very helpful. Thank you for the presentation.

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    Kathie Grover-Miller
    2 months ago

    Great leads for finding local records. I found the information regarding county libraries very useful. Thank you so much!

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    Stephanie Petty
    2 months ago

    Good presentation with helpful resources and research context.

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  6. PC
    Patricia Cravens
    2 months ago

    Just starting my Irish ancestor research and I was really looking forward to this webinar. It was very helpful and David gave us so many places to go to for information and documentation. Thank you very much for this webinar!.

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    Idell Martinez
    2 months ago

    I’m going to have to listen to him again. His accent was difficult for me to understand. What I did “get” was very interesting!

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  8. NR
    Nancy Roach
    2 months ago

    It was an interesting introduction to genealogical resources that I have never considered. Irish research has been such an unproductive activity for me, so suggestions for new ground to plow, so to speak, are welcome.

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