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Weekend Genealogy Courses

The next series of the very successful Saturday Morning Genealogy Courses, provided in conjunction with John Hamrock of Ancestor Network Ltd., will commence on January 19th 2013.

GSI - John Hamrock

(Pictured above: GSI Director of Education & Social Inclusion, John Hamrock, MGSI, who conducts the Weekend Genealogy Courses)

The aim of the course is to help beginners unlock the mysteries of their ancestry. The course includes guided tours at the National Library, Dublin City Library, and other important centres of research. You can learn how to be your own researcher.

All you need is some curiosity and some expert guidance. Topics to be covered include the principles of genealogy, computers and the internet, place names and surnames, location and use of census, vital, valuation, church and other records.

Practical advice will be shared with participants as they embark on the quest to trace their ancestors.

Ancestor Network Ltd is the Official Provider of Genealogy Advisory Services to the National Archives of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland

Courses are held at the Society’s Archive and Research Centre, An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier (Old Mail-Boat Pier), Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, where computer access ensures that the major online resources will be covered in a ’hands-on’ way for best results.

GSI - Certs Anne  Michael Berry May 2012 3

(Pictured above: from left - John Hamrock, MGSI with Ann and Michael Berry as they receive their Certificates from the President of the Society, Rory Stanley, FGSI in the company of the Cathaoirleach of the Society, Pádraic Ingoldsby, MGSI).

For more information on these courses please contact John Hamrock, MGSI by phone on 087 050 5296 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To view details on the latest course please click here