GLORIO GLORIO TO THE BOLD FENIAN MEN Tony Hennessy MAGI Many years ago I came across this lovely old photo in a biscuit tin of photos, newspaper cuttings and assorted bits and bobs in the custody of my mother’s brother.  When asked he didn’t know who the couple in the photo were.  I took the photo to my last surviving granduncle who happily identified them as his grandparents James O’Connor and Catherine Power who had a little farm at Sporthouse, a few miles outside Waterford City. I was also told that James was also a coachman. The civil record of … Read More

New AGI Member Des Murtagh

Accredited Genealogists Ireland is pleased to welcome its latest member, Des Murtagh.  He is a native of Dublin, living in Co. Kildare, and he has had an interest in family history for most of his life.  In his former career, Des worked in education.  He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership as well as diplomas and degrees in other areas of education and theology. Over the past twenty years he got more involved in genealogy and in 2014 he did the diploma course in Independent College, Dublin, which was delivered by AGI Members.  Des renewed his association with AGI in … Read More

AGI Open Days

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is holding three Open Day events over the next few months for people who may wish to know what’s involved in applying for Affiliate status or Membership of AGI. The first event will be at PRONI in Belfast on Thursday 13 February, commencing at 3.15pm. Those attending are invited to stay on for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session on Report Writing, which will be attended by Members and Affiliates. The event is on the afternoon/ evening preceding BACK TO OUR PAST BELFAST, at which AGI will have a stand, as usual. The format of Open … Read More