Friday, November 19, 2010

SLIG--Irish Family History Research

The next course of study for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2011 that we are going to tell you about is Irish Family History Research. It is being Coordinated by David Ouimette, CG and taught with the help fo Evva Housley, AG, Dean J. Hunter AG, CG, Tome Hones Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, and David E. Rencher AG, CG, FUGA, FIGR. They are teaching:
  • Irish Immigration--North American Sources and Methodology
  • Irish Emigration - Irish Sources and Methodology
  • Scotch-Irish in America
  • Irish Surnames and Given Names
  • Irish Records and Resources on the Internet
  • Identifying Irish Localities
  • The Irish Collection in the Family History Library
  • Tools for Irish Reference
  • Catholic Church Records
  • Church of Ireland Records
  • Presbyterian Church Records
  • Irish Civil Registration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths
  • Irish Census and Census Substitutes
  • Methodology for Interpreting and Evaluating Name Lists
  • Land Valuation Records
  • Estate, Land and Property Records
  • Irish Poor Law System
  • Methodology for Reconstructing Lineages from Irish Record Fragments
  • Irish Probate Records and Genealogical Collections
  • Preparing for a Family History Experience in Ireland
This course covers a variety of topics critical to Irish family history research. A number of classes explore the major record sources for Irish genealogy--civil registration, church, census and land valuation records--including strategies for getting the most out of these records. Other classes delve into lesser-known sources of Irish family history. Special emphasis is given to research strategies and methodologies for immigrant research, eighteenth-century Irish genealogy, and how to successfully reconstruct families with scanty evidence. This course takes advantage of the Salt Lake City venue by highlighting the Irish records and finding aids available at the Family History Library. The final class helps students prepare to take a genealogy trip to Ireland.

There are still a few openings for this class. You can register at

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