Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) will be hosting an Open Day and Workshop in Dublin on Saturday, 7th October, 2023. Whether you are already practising as a professional genealogist or just thinking about a future career in genealogical research, this Open Day and Workshop will be relevant to you.  It will provide information on credentials for professional genealogists, on the AGI Affiliate programme, and on the process of seeking accreditation as a Member of AGI. The venue is Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Abbey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01C9F8, on Saturday 7th October 2023, 10.00am until 5.30pm. AGI is the accrediting and … Read More


1861 PAROCHIAL CENSUS FOR ENNISCORTHY Nicola Morris M.A.G.I. There is nothing more helpful to the genealogist when a record set contains an additional element. The parish priest of Enniscorthy helpfully enumerated the Catholic population of his parish in 1861, in tandem with the national census of that year. While the national census returns were destroyed, this record has endured. Within the parochial registers for the Roman Catholic parish of Enniscorthy, published by the National Library of Ireland ( can be found this manuscript, headed: Census of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Enniscorthy. Commenced – April 17th 1861. ( The … Read More

John Grenham Elected a Fellow of AGI

At the EGM on Monday 19 June 2023, the President of AGI, Nicola Morris, announced the election of John Grenham as a Fellow of AGI. John entered the world of genealogy in 1981 as one of the panel of Genealogical Office researchers. He is a genealogist, writer, journalist, programmer, consultant, speaker and teacher. John was instrumental in setting up the GO Consultation Service, the forerunner of the current Advisory Services in the National Library and National Archives. John established a genealogy course with the Irish Times and later developed a course with City Colleges, which is now under the AGI … Read More