UCC ACE Short courses

Genealogy Online Weekend Course

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Genealogy Online Weekend Course

  • Code


  • College

    Adult Continuing Education

  • Duration

    One weekend, Friday 16th December to Sunday 18th December 2022

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students must be minimum eighteen years at course commencement See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    5 December 2022

  • Next Intake

    December 2022

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Start Date

    Friday 16 December 2022

Course Outline

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This course will journey through the 1901 & 1911 census, Land records, religious sources and help you uncover your ancestral legacies. Tracking your traditional sources are exciting, and in order to discover the ancestral connection, contextual frameworks need to be explored. We will show you how to use genealogy tools and how to learn the hallmarks of ancestry research of verification, sourcing materials and understanding online materials.

Friday 16th December 6.30pm - 7.30pm

How to draw your family tree

  • Creating your family tree
  • Choosing your family tree type
  • Printing your family tree

Saturday 17th December 10.00am - 1.00pm

The four pillars of Irish family history research & research techniques

  • Using the census 1901 and 1911
  • Civil registration, Parish registers, Land records
  • Your introduction to images
  • Recording your sources

Sunday 18th December 10.00am - 12.00pm

New technologies for Irish family history and completing your family tree

  • AI – through the ages
  • Useful hacks for family histories

Course Practicalities

Who teaches this course:

Lorna is a Professional Genealogist and Family Historian. She is a  member of the Association of Professional Genealogist and a board director on the Virtual Board of the Association of Professional Genealogists in the US in 2020. Lorna is the Resident Genealogist for Dromoland Castle in County Clare. For details of the Dromoland castle packages, please see Lorna Moloney - Dromoland Castle Resident Genealogist

Lorna worked as Project Genealogist for  George Boole *200 genealogy project for University College Cork, and has worked on family history projects for UCC delivering summer schools and online webinars over the last decade.

Lorna has recently been elected as the International Representative and Board Director for the Virtual Chapter of the APG in the USA. https://www.apgen.org/chapters/virtual/index.html. The Association of Professional Genealogists

Lorna produces and presents the successful show: 'The Genealogy Radio show' aired each Thursday at 4 p.m. from beautiful Kilkee, Co. Clare at Raidio Corcabaiscinn and Podcasts are available at http://www.clansandsurnames.com/the-genealogy-radio-show/

Lorna has delivered conference papers at Oxford; Lincoln College: Exploration of the Medieval Gaelic Diet: (2012); seminar papers at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway, 'The Gaelic Lordships in Thomond, c. 1400-c.1500' and papers at Irish Conference of Medievalists on themes of Brian Boru and landscape of East Clare. Lorna has published on medieval themes and maritime subjects.

Lorna received her Certificate for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) in Dallas in March 2015.



Why Choose This Course

Genealogy is the most incredible resource for gaining a thorough understanding of what records and sources exist for our ancestors. In the year 2022, it has never been as easy to trace our ancestral records of the past. It is also a wonderful experience to contextualise our ancestors' journeys as they left Ireland or remained. How they farmed, lived and what they did for a living is so essential and assessing if it shaped our own lives. Exploring the ties of the past helps us understand the challenges and difficulties which faced our grandparents and great-grandparents and many of these sources are now available to us online. Come with us and explore your ancestral connections and see how you can develop your family tree, write your family memoir or provide a lasting legacy project for your descendants.


Students must be minimum eighteen years at course commencement

Fees and Costs

There are no fees for this course as it is fully funded. 

How Do I Apply

To apply for the course click please Register here

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