27 December 2018

Irish Seminar and Happy Holidays!

Irish Seminar

NGS Annual Conference Pre-Conference Event

Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Begins at 8:15 a.m.; five lectures and lunch
Fee ($110) and pre-registration required

As part of the annual National Genealogical Society Conference to be held in St. Charles, Missouri, St. Louis Genealogical Society, the local host, is happy to announce this exciting all-day event for those doing Irish research. This unique seminar brings five specialists in Irish research to St. Louis for a variety of classes, a special syllabus, and a chance to network throughout the day.

Lectures include:
  • "What is an Irish Surname," by John Grenham (One of the foremost experts in Irish research, Mr. Grenham is an author and internationally-known lecturer. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and the Genealogical Society of Ireland.)
  • "Irish Reverse Genealogy," by John Grenham
  • "Introduction to Irish Law Libraries and their Records," by David E. Rencher (Mr. Rencher is currently the director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and the chief genealogical officer of FamilySearch. He is past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and a specialist in Irish research. He is both a certified and an accredited genealogist, a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society and the Utah Genealogical Association.)
  • "Irish Immigration to the Port of New Orleans: Old Irish, New Irish, and Those Who Travelled to the Interior," by Beth Stahr (Ms. Stahr has a Master's in Library Science and is a certified genealogist. She is a librarian, an instructor and a nationally-known lecturer.)
  • "Irish Records of Anglo Irish," by John Grenham

In addition:
  • Yes, you can register for this intensive day of learning without attending the conference.
  • You should plan to arrive at the location no later than 8:00 a.m. to check in and get seated.
  • There is free parking at the St. Charles Convention Center, just blocks from Interstate 70 and minutes from the St. Louis airport. Click here for a Google map showing the exact location.
Ready to register or to learn more? Click here to go to the NGS pre-conference page.

From all of us at St. Louis Genealogical Society to all our members and friends, we hope you are having the most joyful of holidays, surrounded by family and friends, warmth and peace. Because of your blogger's holiday schedule, we wish you a belated but sincere Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas!


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