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NEHGS TIARA Irish Genealogy Seminar

Where: 99-101 Newbury St, Boston MA

When: March 23, 2013 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Description:

Join NEHGS and TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association) for an Irish History and Genealogy Seminar.

 

 

Schedule

 

9:30 a.m.             Registration and Refreshments                              

 

10:00 a.m.            The Chronicles of Iona

                                Paula de Fougerolles, PhD

 

11:15 a.m.             Tracing Irish Domestic Servants

                                 Marie Daly, Senior Genealogist, NEHGS

 

12:30-5:00 p.m.    Optional NEHGS Library Research

 

Space is limited.

 

Registration: $20

 

 Register online 

 

About the sessions and speakers

 

Paula de Fougerolles

Local author Paula de Fougerolles will present on the history and archeology that inspired her to create The Chronicles of Iona, a historical fiction series set in Ireland and Scotland in the sixth century. The series tells the story of the two men who founded the monastic federation of Iona and the kingdom of Scotland, Saint Columba (Colm Cille) of Donegal and the Scottish warlord Aedan mac Gabran--a real-life sixth-century Merlin and King Arthur.   

 

de Fougerolles has a doctorate in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge. The Chronicles of Iona: Exile, chosen by County Donegal for its 2013 One Book One Community Project, was named one of Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012. The second book in the series,The Chronicles of Iona: Prophet, has just been published by Careswell Press. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.

 

 

Marie Daly

 Although domestic servants made everyday life in grand homes possible, their identities and roles within the household have long been hidden. Marie Daly, Senior Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, shares tips for researching Irish domestic servants, often hard-to-trace ancestors. She will highlight both online and on-site research venues, bringing to light the sources that can help piece together your family story.

 

Marie joined the staff of NEHGS in 1987. She received a B.S. from Northeastern University and an MPH from Boston University. She is the past president and co-founder of TIARA and has been researching, lecturing, and writing about Irish genealogy since1976. She is particularly interested in old Irish graveyards and has transcribed the tombstone inscriptions in several Irish cemeteries in the Boston area.

 

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