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On the Waitlist? Watch our Irish Genealogy Workshop Webinar! – Wisdom Wednesday

Due to popular demand, the Ulster Historical Foundation has graciously allowed us irelandmapto stream our Irish Genealogy: Resources for Success program online for free via YouTube on Wednesday, March 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

All the documents, handouts, and links will be included in the description fields below the video.  We will also have a chat feature for you to ask questions at the end of each session.  The video stream will be archived and available for 30 days after the program, so you can revisit any topics you need again!

Due to time constrains in our YouTube agreement, we are streaming the program in four parts.  Here are the links to each session:

(NOTE: Due to our streaming media agreement with the Ulster Historical Foundation, the webinar is no longer available for viewing. 4/15/2016)

Part 1: Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History   (9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
Part 2: Using Land Records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate Records (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Part 3: Census Substitutes and Church Records (1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Part 4: Sources for Finding Seventeenth Century Families in Ireland (3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Downloadable Handouts for the Webinar
Researching Irish Ancestors – An Introduction (2016)
National Library of Ireland Guide to Family History
National Archives of Ireland General Guide
National Archives of Ireland Help Notes
Ulster Historical Foundation – Historical_Timeline
Timeline for the Plantation of Ulster
PRONI Guides to Family History
PRONI Guides to Local History
PRONI Guides to Emigration
ALSO: The Ulster Historical Foundation lecturers will be making a stop at the Newberry Library on Thursday, March 10, 2016 during their North American Genealogical Lecture Tour.  For more details on the Newberry Library program, please call (312) 255-3700.


Cool resources to help you with your Irish research!

FutureLearn Irish Lives
Free Online Irish History Class – is offering a free online class entitled “Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923 “.  This class is open to anyone and begins on Monday, March 14, just a few days before our program!

Dublin Rising City Hall
Check out the DublinRising Online Tour – This year marks the centennial of the Easter Rising.  The National Library of Ireland and Google Maps has put together an outstanding tour of the places, people, and artifacts of the Irish Independence movement. You can visit the site online at
I am at your service to assist with questions before, during, and after the program!  You can contact me by phone at (630) 685-4201 or by e-mail at
See you at the Library!

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