Join us at the NYG&B for a “beyond the basics” program on researching your Irish ancestors. For a basic approach to the same topic, consider attending Donna Moughty's free lecture "An Introduction to Irish Research,"  held the day before at the New York Public Library.
This event consists of two lectures held back-to-back. Refreshments, wine, and cheese will be served.
Locating Famine Emigrants Using Griffith’s Valuation
Fire and government destruction of early census records left a void for Irish researchers, but creative genealogists have learned to use Griffith’s Valuation (the first full-scale valuation of property in Ireland, published between 1847 and 1864) as a key resource in finding famine emigrants.
Sources for Irish Research
The fire at Four Courts in 1922 (the Public Records Office) was devastating, but contrary to popular belief, not ALL records were destroyed. Civil registration from 1864, tax records and church records for many areas have survived. In addition there are also records that survive for specific areas. The key to finding your ancestors is discovering the location in Ireland from which they came. This lecture will look at the types of records available both in the United States and in Ireland that will help you determine the location.
Donna Moughty, a professional genealogist and former regional manager for a national technology company, teaches classes on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research, and computer topics. She provides consultations, research assistance, and training. Donna attended the National Institute for Genealogical Research at the National Archives, the Third and Fourth Irish Genealogical Congress in Ireland, the Salt Lake Institute – Irish Research and the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Treasurer of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a Delegate to the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
Registration strictly limited: NYG&B members $30/non-members $45
Register online  or call Lauren Maehrlein at 212-755-8532, ext. 211.