Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces
Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork, June 29- July 6, 2014

This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world’s leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts. The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert.

All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and 'hands on' workshops given by a selection of Ireland's leading genealogical lecturers and experts.

Genealogy sources, and approaches are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history. It is suitable for genealogy enthusiasts.

Thankfully, it is not all work. A number of field trips are offered featuring sites and locations in Waterford, Dungarvan and Youghal., Not forgetting, optional evening tours to sites of interest in Cork itself, ‘the Venice of Ireland’, and the beautiful harbour town of Kinsale.

Contact Details UCC:
Ancestral Connections Summer School Co-ordinator: Lorna Moloney at E: l.moloney@ucc.ie or 353-(0)85-8721184 or 353-21-4904702
Lindy Meldon, Executive Assistant. Programme Assistant T: 353 (0)21 4904700. E: l.meldon@ucc.ie

All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts

ANCESTRAL CONNECTIONS: NAMES, PLACES AND SPACES 29 JUNE - 6 JULY 2014

Sunday evening, June 29

6pm: Meet and Greet. Welcome Reception at University College Cork. Opening ACE Director -Dr Séamus ÓTuama
Mrs. Fancy Tart is coming to Tea - Making Sense of Family Stories Eileen Ó Dúill CG

Monday, June 30

9.15: Irish Welcome : Fáilte Romhaibh
9.30 - 10.45: Introduction to Irish Genealogy: Where Do I Start? Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG
Break – Morning Break
11.15 – 12.45: Researching in Ireland: Planning is the Key To Success. Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG
12.45- 2.00: Lunch
2.00 – 2.45:. Births, Marriages & Deaths- Irish Civil Registration – The sad story of The Irish Census Eileen Ó Dúill CG
3.00 – 4.30: 'Matchmakers & Marriage Customs in 19th century Ireland. Sean O'Dúill
4.30-5.00: Break
5.00 – 6.00: ‘Sean O’Dúill : Death & Burial Customs
6.30: Optional evening tour of Kinsale, Ireland's loveliest seaside town. To feature the quays, town tour, James Fort and ?ne dining in the Trident Hotel

Tuesday July 1

9.30 – 10.45: "Irish Spatial divisions and Ancestry: Maps, Spaces and Places". Dr. Paul MacCotter
Break – Morning Break
11.15 – 12.45: Dublin, 30 June,1922. Did everything blow up? Eileen M. O'Duill, CG
12.45 – 2.00: Lunch
2.00 – 2.45: 'Online sources for Irish family history research and how to use them'. Fiona Fitzsimons
3.00 – 3.45: Fosterage & Adoption records in Ireland
Afternoon Break 2.45-3.00
4.00-5.00: Using Findmypast.ie for family history research: court, prison, land records and more. Brian Donovan
5.00: Kyle J. Betit Exploring your Irish Ancestry through US Records

Wednesday July 2

9.00 – 10.00: The Tithe Applotments – Census substitutes explored. Dr Paul MacCotter
10.00-10.45: 19th century Irish Property Tax: Measuring Ireland – Griffiths Valuation Aiden Feerick
Break – Morning Break
11.00 – 12.00: Steven Smyrl – Heir Hunting
12.00 – 1.15: Digital genealogy - Genealogy & 'The Cloud' , Lorna Moloney & Dave Enright
1.15 – 2 : Lunch
2.00 – 6.00: Afternoon Field trip: Exploring Youghal & Dungarvan – Archives & Graveyards & Dr Paul MacCotter & John Nangle, Dr Jane Lyons - Graveyard records, John Goodman – Tracing Irish WW1 Soldiers
5.00 – 6.00 Regina Sexton, UCC, Culinary Historian Food patterns of a Trading Town: Youghal in The Late Medieval & Early Modern Period ‘What are Ancestors Ate’

Thursday July 3

9.15 – 10.15: Lorna Moloney - 'Genealogy Software programmes for family history research'
10.15 – 11.00 In depth Exploration of the Irish Archives Mary Beglan M.A.P.G.I.
10.30 – 11.00: Break
11.15 –12.00: Irish Newspapers as a source for Genealogical research. Nicola Morris M.A.P.G.I.
12.00- 12.45: Irish Estate Papers as a source for Genealogical research. Nicola Morris M.A.P.G.I.
12.45 – 1.15: Lunch
1.15- 2.00 – Optional Guided Tour of UCC Campus – Michael Holland
2.00-2.45 Hidden Irish Jewish Records Stuart Rosenblatt P.C. FGSI.
2.45 -4.00: Where to go once the record trail dries up? Surname and 'clan' history and the y-chromosome. Dr. Paul MacCotter
4.00-4.30: Break
4.30 – 6.00: From rags to riches and from riches to rags: searching for your aristocratic ancestors – Dr Dagmar O' Riain-Raedel
7.00: Options: Walking tour of Cork City, 'The Venice of Ireland'. St. Finbarr's Cathedral, The Red Abbey, Elizabeth Fort, and ?ne dining. Dr David Butler Or Workshop – The do’s and don’ts of family trees – Rosaleen Underwood M.A.P.G.I.

Friday July 4

9.15 – 10.45: Church Records & Irish Genealogy. Dr Paul MacCotter
10.45- 11.00: Morning Break
11.00 – 12.15: The Great Famine and Irish genealogy Dr. David Butler (Author in The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine winner of the Best Irish-published Book of the year 'Landlordism and the Famine')
12.15- 1.00 Dr Jim Ryan ‘Rentals’-Tracking tenants
1.00 -2.00: Lunch
2.00 – 2.45 Hilary McDonagh ‘Sons & Children - Genealogy of Irish Childhood
2.45-3.45 Maeve Mullin ‘Valuation office – A Precious Gem
Afternoon Break
4.00: Certificate Ceremony & Closing – Dr Seamus ÓTuama
ACE Director – University College Cork

Saturday July 5

Waterford - Day Optional Excursion
‘. A tour of what's best about Waterford City, from medieval abbeys and castles to great mansions and archives of yesteryear, all set against the background of the beauty of the South-East of Ireland, Dr Paul MacCotter, Tony Hennessy- Waterford Origins M.A.P.G.I

Sunday July 6 – Departure

To book contact:
Summer School Co-Ordinator: Lorna Moloney, l.moloney@ucc.ie or Lindy Meldon l.meldon@ucc.ie
T: 085-8721184 / 021-4904700

Rates – Residential/Non-Residential/Concession
Full residential: Accommodation, half board at Victoria Lodge, tuition, fieldtrips, excursions and conference: €775.00
Non residential: €575.00 (We can supply a list of recommended providers on request

Concession - Non Residential (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55's, retired) non residential €488.75
Concession Residential - Accommodation, Half- board at Victoria Lodge, tuition, fieldtrips, excursions and conference: €658.75

Day rates - €95.00 concession rate - € 80.75 (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55's)


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