In collaboration with Dublin City Council’s Culture Club and under the title ‘Ask the Genealogist’, the National Archives of Ireland is hosting a talk to be given by Vincent Brogan, a member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland, on ‘ Researching your Family History in the North of Ireland’.
After the partition of Ireland in 1922, accessing sources in Northern Ireland (NI) gradually became different, and all aspects of undertaking research in NI will be discussed in this lecture.
Vincent Brogan developed an interest in genealogy at an early age thanks to his grandmother who was a native of the Sperrin Mountains of Tyrone. She knew many stories from previous generations of the family and shared them with Vincent, who was an avid listener. Like in most Irish families, emigration was a recurrent pattern, which further kindled Vincent’s interest. With his father, he recorded the stories of his elderly relatives, learning about life in past generations.
Born and brought up in Omagh, Vincent spent most of his life working with the local community in County Tyrone as part of his role with local government. This has given him an intimate knowledge of the area and plenty of local contacts with people who know their community well. He has an interest in Irish and local history; he has contributed to publications and is a speaker at local societies. Geography and townland names, which are so important in tracing one’s roots, are one of his areas of expertise. He is also knowledgeable about the sites and development of churches, which can be an asset in finding one’s ancestors.
Venue: online, via Zoom
Date and Time: Tuesday, 24th May at 11am (IST/BST)
You can find out more and book your free place HERE
NB: The above times are British/Irish Summertime (which is GMT (or UTC) +1). To confirm the equivalent time in your own time zone please follow this link.