New AGI member Vincent Brogan

AGI welcomes its first new Member of 2016. Vincent Brogan has been admitted to membership having been an AGI Affiliate since November 2014. Vincent is based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, and he conducts research on families from throughout the nine counties of the province of Ulster. His special interests are in Co. Tyrone and Ulster Scots research. His full details may be seen on his AGI membership page:

John Grenham at RootsTech

AGI member John Grenham is speaking at RootsTech in Salt Lake City on Thursday, February 4th next. John will be in Salt Lake from Wednesday to Sunday as a VIP guest of FamilySearch.

AGI lectures for Adult Learners’ Week 2016 at the National Library of Ireland

Members of AGI will present five lunchtime lectures during Adult Learners’ Week 2016 at the National Library of Ireland.  The lectures will introduce genealogical sources that might be used to document ancestors who were alive in 1916 or who were active during the Rising. While the sources will be discussed in the context of the Rising, they are not all exclusive to that period or specifically for Dublin City. Monday 22nd February Were your Ancestors active in 1916?: Sources in the Irish Military Archives by Nicola Morris MAGI Tuesday 23rd February Reporting on the Rising: Using Irish Newspapers in the … Read More

The late Eileen O’Byrne

All in Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) are saddened by the death of Eileen O’Byrne, BA, BL, FAGI, FIGRS. Eileen was one of our founding members and a very unassuming, generous colleague, while being very knowledgeable about all aspects of genealogical sources and research. Eileen qualified as a barrister and was called to the bar before raising her family. In the mid-1960s she began working as a genealogical researcher for the Genealogical Office, Dublin Castle. She was a contributor to IRISH GENEALOGY: A RECORD FINDER (1981), and she edited THE CONVERT ROLLS (1981) for the Irish Manuscript Commission. Three decades ago APGI … Read More

Accredited Genealogists Ireland Annual Report for 2015

2015 was a busy year for AGI – Accredited Genealogists Ireland (formerly APGI – the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland), including a change of name. AGI welcomed five new Members in 2015 – Anne Rodda, Joanna Cicely Fennell, Elaine Hannon, Sandra Doble and Beverly Brown. Both Elaine and Sandra graduated to full membership from Affiliate status. AGI also welcomed three new Affiliates – Jane Halloran Ryan, Marie Cahill and Kit Smyrl. Subsequent to a presentation at the last AGM in relation to a proposed change of name for APGI, and after much lively discussion by members on our website, … Read More

Patricia Moorhead appointed Emeritus Member of AGI

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is pleased to announce that its very first Emeritus Member is Patricia Moorhead. She is a popular figure in Irish genealogy, known particularly for her witty and entertaining talks. Pat, as she is familiarly known to her friends, has been involved in family history research for over two decades. She was passed by the APGI (now AGI) assessors in 1999 and retained membership until a year ago, when she chose to retire. At AGI’s Annual General Meeting in December 2015 a constitutional amendment was passed, allowing the Council to confer emeritus status on members or associate … Read More

Tracing your Ancestors in the Revolutionary Period

Accredited Genealogists Ireland in association with the NLI will hold a series of lunch time lectures on family history for Adult Learners’ Week 2016 (Feb. 22 to Feb 27). The lectures on “Tracing your Ancestors in the Revolutionary Period” will explore military and RIC family history as well as the family histories of those involved.

10% Discount on City Colleges Family History Course

City Colleges are offering a 10% discount to everyone who signs up before Christmas for AGI member John Grenham’s 10-week Diploma in Family History, beginning on February 12th. More details about the course at the City Colleges site

AGI Elects New President

At its Annual General Meeting on Friday, 4th December, Accredited Genealogists Ireland (formerly the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland) elected Máire Mac Conghail as its new president, in place of outgoing president, Steven Smyrl. Steven, who had completed a maximum three year term, welcomed Máire as his successor and as the Association’s eighth president. He said: “Over its near thirty years existence, AGI can count among its members some of Ireland’s foremost genealogists.  They have been involved in research uncovering the long forgotten family connections of celebrities, politicians and public figures, both in Ireland and overseas. Many have gone on to appear on TV and radio … Read More

New Affiliate, Kit Smyrl

AGI would like to extend a warm welcome to new affiliate, Kit Smyrl.  All his details are on his page.