My ancestors were Irish – or were they?

Natalie Bodle
Oct 15, 2021
Free through October 22, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Surname Origins
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Online Sources
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Variant Names
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Narrowing Down Origin
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Naming Traditions
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About this webinar

The webinar examines the history and origins of Irish surnames – native Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh, Huguenot, Viking, Gallowglass and Jewish.  If you don’t know where in Ireland your ancestors originated, we’ll include tips to help you to narrow down the location.  First names often followed a traditional naming pattern and this can help to build your family tree.  We’ll use case studies using traditional naming patterns to show how this worked. There are some naming traditions that were used in particular by the Ulster Scots that again can help to expand your family tree and we’ll also cover the Latin names sometimes used in Roman Catholic records.

Discount code: irish21 (valid at

Valid through: October 19, 2021

About the speaker

About the speaker

Natalie is a full-time professional genealogist, educator and tour guide and am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).  A native of County Antrim, her company Roots Revealed is based in Ballymena, County Antrim, North
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    Brian Boneham
    6 hours ago

    Fantastic webinar with lots of great detail to help with researching Irish ancestors.

  2. CS
    Caroline Smith
    6 hours ago

    Wonderful information well presented by a very knowledgeable person.

  3. SB
    Sheila Benedict
    6 hours ago

    Excellent information

  4. LK
    Linda Kamberger
    6 hours ago

    Absolutely amazing webinar by Natalie Bodle. So much information that will be extremely helpful in our family search.

  5. LR
    Laura Reich
    6 hours ago

    Excellent. It is great to know what to look for before searching vainlessly.

  6. BB
    Barbara BUCKLEY
    6 hours ago

    Apprecicate all the great resources provided, Natalie is a wonderful presenter and so knowledgeable.

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    Sunday Thompson
    6 hours ago

    There were so many pieces of information including websites. I loved hearing about the history of Ireland and the surnames. It was helpful to hear about the naming patterns of sons and daughters. Great job Natalie. Sunday Thompson

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    Helen Simmons
    6 hours ago

    Excellent! One of the Best EVER!! Looking forward to checking out her other webinars!


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