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The Power of Names in Irish Family History (Webinar)

  • 4 Jun 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hosted by IGSI via GoToWebinar
Presented by David Ouimette, hosted by the Irish Genealogical Society International
a virtual program - from the comfort and safety of your desk

$15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members

photo of speaker David OuimetteNames are the most powerful means of identifying ancestors. In this presentation, we illustrate three name-based techniques for tracing Irish ancestors: name-variant research, cluster genealogy, and surname heat maps. Name-variant research uncovers the numerous ways your Irish ancestral surnames and given names appear in original documents and indexes, thus helping you discover more family records.
Cluster genealogy focuses on researching extended family and Irish neighbors who may have the same origins as your illusive immigrant ancestors. Surname heat maps leverage the idea that your Irish ancestors and their surnames were likely tied to specific parishes over several generations; creating heat maps for multiple surnames reveals where the family names were collocated in Ireland. All three of these techniques capitalize on the power of names in Irish family history.

David Ouimette, CG, manages Content Strategy at FamilySearch, prioritizing records of genealogical value for digital preservation and online publication... on a worldwide scope. David has researched in hundreds of archives in over sixty countries spanning all continents. A Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and former board member of the National Genealogical Society, he authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide.

Registration will open approximately 90 days before the program.
IGSI members will receive a Discount code via email. You can reach the IGSI Education Team at Education@IrishGenealogical.org

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