Upcoming events

Log in

Minnesota Genealogical Society

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312 • info@mngs.org

Using Google Earth Pro, Griffith's Valuation & Irish Townlands to Map the Land of Your Ancestors

  • 25 Mar 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • GoTo Webinar

Presented by Joe Hunter, sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society International.

Researching the specific location of Irish Ancestors is challenging. The creative use of online databases, coupled with free software, affords researchers the opportunity to pinpoint townlands and the locations where distant ancestors actually lived and worked.

For researchers who plan on visiting Ireland, and even those who may not, the ability to see the actual location can provide important research insight, and even stories. Joe has been researching his family history for the last 24 years, having traced all (16) of his 2X great grandparents back to Ireland. Joe has utilized his research to obtain dual citizenship with Ireland, and participated in a research trip with New England Historic Genealogy Society (NHGS) to the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in 2012.

About the Speaker:
Joe has a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University (OL29), a certificate of completion in the ProGen 50 Study Group, and is currently on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (GPAC-APG). He is also the Presentation Coordinator for The Main Line Genealogy Club (MLGC), the Distance Member Coordinator of The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA), and is a volunteer genealogist for the Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society (VHAS).

On most days, Joe can be found pursuing some forgotten ancestor in an obscure townland in Ireland. As his wife likes to say, “Joe, you have more dead friends than living ones”. Genealogy is the gift that keeps on giving. So, there is no time to waste!

$15 for IGSI members (Discount Code sent to members via email and posted on member-only webpage link): $25 for non-members

The link will be available about 90 days prior to the session, and posted on the IGSI listing of Activities:


Copyright © 2023 Minnesota Genealogical Society

Privacy Policy

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software