IMAGE OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2022

Sir William Betham 1779-1853 Georgina Scally M.A.G.I. A recent commission to explore some gravestones at Carrickbrennan Graveyard in the south Dublin suburb of Monkstown provided a welcome excuse for an excursion.  Entering the graveyard through a small gate in an ivy clad high stone wall on the east side of Carrickbrennan Road the atmosphere, familiar to those used to visiting old, disused, and overgrown graveyards, was immediate. Carrickbrennan Graveyard is the final resting place of many individuals who provide a window into historical events of the 18th and 19th centuries in Ireland (amongst them Charles Haliday [1789-1866] historian and writer; … Read More

Irish GenPod Series Begins

AGI Member Paul Gorry is running an Irish GenPod series on the Senior Times Podcast platform starting today, Wednesday, 20th April 2022. It’s beginning just ahead of the Senior Times LIVE Show which runs from Friday to Sunday, 22th to 24th April at the RDS Halls in the Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge. Senior Times LIVE incorporates the genealogy and family history show, Back To Our Past, now running for more than a decade. There are four episodes in the GenPod sereies, all of which will be released on successive Wednesdays. The first guest is high profile genealogist Nicola Morris, the … Read More

AGI Member Sandra Doble to Speak at National Archives Evening Lecture Series

The next lecture in the National Archives of Ireland evening lecture series, titled ‘Researching your Church of Ireland Ancestors’, will be given by Sandra Doble, MAGI. It will cover records of genealogical interest produced by parishes such as church registers and vestry minute books. Access to these records will be outlined and advice given on using online transcriptions of baptism, marriage and burial records. Sandra Doble is a former accountant but switched career to pursue her passion for family history. In 2012 she set up her own research company, Irish Family Footsteps. She became a member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland … Read More