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Understanding Irish Place Names (Webinar)

  • 5 Nov 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hosted by IGSI via GoToWebinar
Presented by James Ryan, 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 James RyanThis talk outlines the origins and structure of the names of Irish places and explains the historical reasons for the variations in place names encountered in Irish records, caused by a process of anglicization of Irish or Gaelic place names over a long period. We will also outline the land divisions and places that required naming, and the practices that applied in this process.

It will also show key sources that are available to help in finding currently accepted placenames; and the books and websites available to provide the details of the locations of places; the name variations that applied; and maps of different scales and vintages. For each source the type of information contain ed will be shown, and how these reference sources can be found. 

James Ryan Ph.D. is an author, speaker, writer and publisher who has been active in Irish genealogy for the past thirty-five years. He founded Flyleaf Press in 1987 which has since merged with Ancestor Network Ltd.

His book Irish Records (published by Ancestry Inc.) has been a standard guide for Irish genealogists since its publication in 1987. His research interests include church records, which resulted in his editing and publication of Irish Church Records and Rentals which has resulted in a series of blogs at www.ancestornetwork.ie/blog/.

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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