Areas of research: All of Ireland

Special interests: Dublin City and County

Patricia Moorhead has been involved in genealogy since 1993. She holds a diploma in Local History from the National University of Ireland – Maynooth (1996), and a Certificate in Genealogy from University College Dublin (1999). She is now retired. In December 2015 she became the first person to be honoured with the designation Emeritus Member of AGI.

Patricia was a member of AGI from 2000. During the years AGI ran the Genealogical Advisory Service in the National Library and the National Archives she was on the panels for both locations.

She first served on the committee of the Irish Family History Society in 1995. Being a Dubliner, Patricia is particularly interested in researching Dublin families, and since 1996 she has delivered lectures to various family history and local history societies all over Dublin.

On her visit to Australia in 2000 to research her Melbourne born grandmother’s family, Patricia lectured to both the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies and the Genealogical Society of Victoria in Melbourne. She was associated with the 2nd and 3rd Irish Genealogical Congresses, and was a speaker at the 4th Irish Genealogical Congress, held in Trinity College, Dublin, in 2001.

She has contributed articles to Irish Roots magazine, and the journals of the Irish Family History Society, Ballinteer Family History Society and the Genealogical Society of Ireland.

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