The Family History Library Announces Free Webinar Series—“Irish Records & Resources Online” for March 2016

February 29, 2016  - by 
Family History Library

Are your Irish and English ancestor’s still playing those ‘elusive’ games on you? Are you unsure where to search or what to do next? The Family History Library presents a series of British Webinars during the month of March, directly addressing the answers to these questions and more. Irish research is highlighted during a two-day beginning Irish research series. Also, for the first time, two webinars will teach research strategies and allow participants to ask research questions to a few of our specialists. Come and participate in this first-ever live England Case Study webinar and in our British Q & A Session webinar. Each class is 50 minutes with 10 minutes of questions and answers.

To attend any of the webinars online listed below during the times listed below, click the Adobe Connect Registration Webinar page.

New! Tuesday, March 8th 1:00 P.M. (MST) in the B-2 floor class room—“A Mid-19th Century England Case Study and Strategies Session” Webinar. We hope this test webinar will be a “must-do” experience and a model for future webinars. The England case study presented to class participants promises to be a treasure-filled one.

A basic research problem will be presented relating to a mid-19th century English family. Attendees at home and in the classroom will then be invited to spend 5–10 minutes using online resources to discover more about them. We will review some initial findings, and share a few surprises and strategies as well. More search time will be given and the session will conclude with a recap and Q & A.

Thursday, March 17th 11:00 A.M. (MDT) in the B-2 floor class room—“Where is That? Finding and Understanding Places in Ireland” Webinar. This webinar will teach the significance of Ireland’s places, place-names, and levels of jurisdictions. This knowledge will help lead you to better research practices for finding records and help you make the right ancestral connections in Ireland’s records.

Thursday, March 17th 1:00P.M. (MDT) in the Main Computer Lab—“Ireland Census and Census Substitutes” Webinar. This webinar reveals that though there are numerous missing key records in Ireland, there are a multiplicity of other records including census-type records (heads of household record sets) which can help narrow down the parish where your ancestors lived and when. These may help you find more conclusive information on your difficult Irish ancestral lines in other records.

Friday, March 18th 11:00A.M. (MDT) in the B-2 floor class room—“Ireland Catholic Church Records” Webinar. This webinar will provide you with a treasure-trove of wonderful information about how to advance your Irish Catholic ancestral research. Key websites and how to utilize them will be shown for finding Catholic ancestors.

Friday, March 18th 1:00P.M. (MDT) in the B-2 floor class room—“Irish Protestant Church Records” Webinar. This webinar will reveal some of the background of the Scots’ religious influences in Ireland, and how to trace ancestral connections in Ireland’s records.

Thursday, March 24th 1:00P.M. (MDT) in the B-2 floor class room—“British Virtual Specialist Q & A Session” Webinar. This second test webinar session will provide a live opportunity for guests outside the library to ask two British specialists their research questions. Participants will be able to ask two to three sentence questions on research problems. Each question must include locality and time period that the question pertains to. We will then spend up to 5 minutes discussing suggested strategies to solve the problem. So that many can participate, we will take the questions on a first come, first served basis. Our responses will be limited to 5 minutes. As needed, key websites, and sources, research strategies, and ways to maximize each research problem via various powerful online tools will be demonstrated. Even if you have tried suggested approaches before, hopefully you will go away with a few new ideas for solving the problem.


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  1. I am a new Family History Trainer responsible for training Family Historey Consultants in the Turlock California Stake. Would appreciate new posts on upcoming events and training.

  2. Is this webinar available for viewing, or was it only a live event? I really need to see it!

  3. I am wanting GM to start looking at my family street with my kids and don’t have a great deal of information on my grandparent on boo th my mom and dad sides of the family. My mom’s mother was from Ireland and raised her 6boys and 6 girls in Glasgow Scotland in a small place called Goven?

    My dad was also raised in Glasgow, Scotland and both my grandparents were Scottish I believe although my last name is Irish? So could my dad’s parents parents have been Irish? The two family names are Dinghy on my mother’s side and Sweeney on my dad’s side. But oth sets of grandparents raised their kids in Glasgow, Scotland? My granny on my mom’s side died when I was 8myhs old born in 1968 and my grannie was 79-85,yrs of age when she passed.?

  4. I have been trying for years to find out where my relatives the O’Carrolls , lived and died etc. in France after the Battle of the Boyne. One of them came to Canada as a surgeon with the Irish Brigade and we traced him back to Miradoux , France. Can anyone help as the French won’t even answer and when the do they just keep referring us to other dept’s. Thanks