Clans and Surnames – the Conference

Monday May 15, 2017


Clans and Surnames: Irish Family Research Conference begins in earnest today. I awoke very early and very excited because finally after traveling 12,000ks, for 6 days from Australia to Ireland with 2 very enjoyable stop-overs along the way, the day has finally arrived to learn more about how to research Irish family history and we are raring to go!

This morning at 11:30 we will Register for the Conference and meet all the other Delegates attending the Conference here at the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh. A good thing seeing it is wet and cold outside.

Between 1:00pm -3:00pm we will be welcomed in the main reception area of Abbey Court Hotel before moving to the Conference centre to learn how to draw our Irish family tree, develop our Irish family research plan and how to best apply the online tools and resources for Irish family research.

At 3pm until 3:30pm we will have a Coffee break and get to network with the other Delegates.

4:00pm – 6:00pm We will hear all about maximizing our Family History research and how to trace our regional ancestry. Importantly, we will find out how to deal with our research outputs for Document Content Management. An area that stumps a lot of researchers. Overcoming our Irish Brick Walls will be looked into in depth with Lorna Moloney. Rosaleen Underwood will give some great advise on the do’s and don’ts of Family trees.

This evening from 6:00pm – 7:30pm we will enjoy an evening break with musical entertainment by Uilleann Cheoil

Dr. Joe Mannon


This evening at 7:30pm – 8:30pm Our Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Joe Mannion, Clans and Surnames.

All in all it should be a very productive day of genealogy research






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