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Friday, January 12, 2018 - Waltham, MA

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mandel Center - Brandeis University

TIARA | The Irish Ancestral Research Association | www.tiara.ie
The Registry of Deeds in Dublin Holds Genealogical Treasure with Nora Galvin

The Registry of Deeds is a repository for deeds of sale, and, importantly, lease documents. Though many Irish immigrants did not own property in Ireland, they or their ancestors may have leased land and recorded the leases at the Registry of Deeds. Other types of documents were also recorded there, e.g., wills and marriage agreements. This lecture introduces the Registry of Deeds and how to research there. It discusses examples of documents that are loaded with genealogical information and demonstrates how to tie multiple research threads together in an attempt to reconstruct families.

Speaker Nora Galvin, cg is a professional genealogist specializing in Irish and Connecticut research and genetic genealogy. A former secondary-school science teacher, she had a 16-year career as a laboratory scientist before starting her family-research business in 2005. Her work includes researching for clients and speaking on genealogy topics to genealogy societies and conferences. Nora is active in her local genealogy group, Connecticut Ancestry Society, and is editor of their quarterly journal. She is a past president of Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council and active as a volunteer consultant at their Ancestor Road Shows. Nora is a descendant of nine immigrants from eight counties in Ireland, and knows with absolute certainty where five of them originated. She is always looking for new information about the other four.


Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Lynnfield, MA

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Essex Society of Genealogists
Breaking Down Brick Walls with Collateral Research with Marian Pierre-Louis

Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street
Join us for a bring-your-own lunch and social hour at noon, followed by the lecture at 1:00.

This lecture will address genealogical challenges that cannot be solved with direct evidence. This typically requires extensive research into collateral lines to find supporting information that leads to indirect evidence. With enough solid indirect evidence you can successfully prove your case.

Marian Pierre-Louis is a House Historian and Genealogy Professional who focuses on New England research. She specializes in educational outreach through webinars, internet broadcasts and video. Marian is the host of the Genealogy Professional podcast, a show committed to helping genealogy professionals become better business people.


Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Lynnfield, MA

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Essex Society of Genealogists
Sharing Your Research Results with Seema-Jayne Kenney

Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street
Join us for a bring-your-own lunch and social hour at noon, followed by the lecture at 1:00.

Today’s technologies give us many ways to share results without writing a full book. Seema will discuss creative ways to share even small discoveries that might interest your living family members.

Seema Kenney is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, has completed the ProGen Study Program, and is an active member and officer of several societies.



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