Genealogy on a Shoestring

This workshop is open to all interested in learning about genealogical research for beginners. It outlines the various available resources on the internet and the local history of the area utilised by Rosemarie Geraghty throughout her work on the Blacksod Bay Emigration Project – the Tuke Assisted Emigration of 1883-1884 from Blacksod Bay to Boston & Quebec.

May 2nd 2015     

Join us for an overview of the genealogical resources utilised during the Blacksod Bay Emigration Project, including a wide variety of free online resources. Have you relatives who emigrated in 1883-1884 from Ireland. Are your ancestors originally from County Mayo? This workshop will help you discover your roots.

“Our history is their history and theirs is ours. By remembering the people who left we welcome back their descendants” Rosemarie Geraghty SST Paróiste na Cille Móire

Registration: The public should register by emailing Rosemarie to reserve a space.

Cost: €4 including Tea / Coffee and homemade scone.

Location: Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre, An Eachléim, An Fód Dubh, Co. Mhaigh Eo, Éire, Ireland.

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Additional Information

Workshop Topics:

  1. Introduction to Blacksod Bay Emigration Project
  2. Research conducted to date
  3. Summary of free sources
  4. Group discussion on own experiences and helpful sources has already helped numerous descendants engage with their ancestor’s story and discover their heritage. Some have already returned to Blacksod. Will your family be the next to discover their roots and feature on our descendant’s website?


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