Thursday, March 1, 2012

Irish-American Catholic Genealogy Webinar

Join Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and the Southern California
Genealogical Society for the FREE Webinar: "Irish-American Catholic Genealogy"
Speaker: Michael Brophy, professional genealogist and heir search
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 60 minute class, 30 minute Q&A
10:00 AM - Pacific
Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at:
The overall goal of the lecture is to give attendees a broad overview to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors. The lecture will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922 near the end of the Irish Civil War. As a result unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed.
Existing vital records and census records, along with unique census substitutes for 19th century Ireland, will be presented. Research materials available on-line and through film rental will be shown with examples available without the time and expense necessary to travel to Ireland.
This presentation will look at a variety of ways to organize information with the intent on noticing information and trends that were not obvious, preparing the researcher to present their information to others, and assisting the researching in seeing gaps in their research.
Note that Irish Protestants and resources and record repositories in Ireland will not be covered.
Michael Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer in the Boston area. He has served as Program Director and Publicity Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. He was the first Treasurer of the New England of Association of Professional Genealogists. Mike earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was the lead researcher in Massachusetts for the recently released book from St Martin's Press, The Remains of Company D, A Story of the Great War, by James Carl Nelson. He conducted research for the NBC television program Who Do You Think You Are?, researching the ancestry of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Jamboree Extension Series of webinars is sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. Webinars are held on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. A complete list of all webinars is posted on the SCGS website at
Posted by Ron Setzer

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