AGI and City Colleges Now Offering an Advanced Diploma in Irish Family History Research

Map of Ireland’s Poor Law Union boundaries. Courtesy of AGI Member, John Grenham (c).

The popular collaboration between City Colleges and Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is moving up a notch with an online course suitable for students who are already familiar with basic Irish resources. It aims to advance students’ knowledge of the sources for Irish genealogy.

This Diploma in Family History Research (advanced) course is aimed at both the dedicated amateur and budding professional and is suitable for students who already have a good grounding in civil registration, census, parish and land survey records. Its object is to advance students’ knowledge of Irish genealogy with topics such as military records, DNA, Estate records, Registry of Deeds, Testamentary records and much more.

It will commence on 26th January, 2023, and will take place online every Thursday evening for ten weeks.  Lectures are given by AGI members who are recognised experts in their field.

Each lecture has time for discussion and questions. Minor projects during the course reinforce taught principles and will give students the skills to compile their own genealogical report with the professional edge learned during the course.

For those within easy each of Dublin, there will be a guided visit to a repository or archive during the ten weeks of the course.

For more information, see the Course Plan for Spring 2023

Applications to join the course may be made to City Colleges by visiting or by phoning: 00 353 1 416 0034