AGI Speakers for National Archives of Ireland Lecture Series

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) has been invited by the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) to provide speakers for its Evening Lecture Series in 2019. AGI, which runs the in-house Genealogy Service on behalf of the NAI, has been involved in the series since it began a few years ago. The lectures are given about once a month, midweek at 6pm, on the NAI premises. The 2019 schedule features four AGI Members – John Grenham, Nicola Morris, Michael Walsh and Clare Doyle. The first of our Members this year will be John Grenham. His lecture – “Are we there yet? Irish … Read More


A Genealogist’s Dream…. or Nightmare? Rosaleen Underwood  M.A.G.I. Few of the clergy, many of whom appear to have hated record-keeping, were as considerate as the parish priest of the Roman Catholic parish of Tacumshane (also known as Our Lady’s Island) in Co. Wexford. While researching another family, I found the following note at the bottom of a page (spacing and punctuation changed for clarity) below the entry for 27th July 1848 (not necessarily related) : “For the guidance of my successor, it would be necessary to know the intermarriages in the families of Murphys of Reidstown and of Cardiffs of … Read More