80 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry – are you one of them? This event runs throughout the week of the St. Patrick’s Festival and allows you to discover your Irish family history. Free access to millions of online records from findmypast.ie will give you an insight of what life was like for your ancestors hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Learn how to search for information using the free computers and chat with experienced staff who can answer your questions.
Find information about your ancestors in:
- Birth, marriage, and death records
- Land and estates records
- Legal records
- Newspaper articles and directories
- Military records
- Travel and migration records
The Gathering Ireland 2013 is a reminder of the millions of Irish diaspora worldwide, making it the perfect time to start researching your Irish roots. This event will help you understand exactly where your family came from, what their lives were like and where they ended up.
As well as findmypast.ie, other family history organisations will be on hand to provide advice and guidance each day. A series of lectures will also be held daily, covering various family history topics, so there is something for everyone – from family history novices to experienced genealogists.
Times: Thursday-Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm