Judith Eccles Wight, a highly experienced genealogist with the Ancestry company ProGenealgists, is on the agenda to give two Irish themed webinars sponsored by Legacy Family Tree.
Next Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM Eastern
On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM Eastern
Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall. Where do you turn when you can't find your Irish ancestors in civil registration, church records or what few censuses survive? Experienced researchers dive right in to the Irish estate records. There is a surprising array of material in estate records that can be used to document the tenants who lived on the estates that covered rural Ireland. In this webinar you will learn how to identify the estate where your ancestor lived, repositories where estate records might be found, and what types of records were kept.
Register in advance at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics. As difficult as Irish research is, we can overcome its hurdles if we have a better understanding of the idiosyncrasies of Irish given names, surnames, and place names. Our speaker, Judy Wight, solved the case of Delia Holland - in Ireland she was known as Bridget Houlihan. This webinar discusses situations you may encounter with names and places and provides resources for overcoming these problems.
A reminder that a colleague from ProGenealogists, Kyle Betit, will soon be making presentations in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. See the previous blog posting here.