Thursday, March 17, 2016

Featured Tonight: Researching Your Irish Ancestors

Thursday, March 17, 2016
5:45 p.m.
502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
"Irish Research:
Online and On the Ground"
Jacqi Stevens
Claire Stevens

Sure, you’ve always been told there’ve been Irish immigrants in your family history, but can you trace your way back to their homeland? Join us this month as SJGS members Jacqi and Claire Stevens present a case study on the winding path that led them from the family’s home in Chicago back to the very spot on Tountinna, the mount in northern County Tipperary, where Claire’s second great grandfather was born.

Researching “across the pond” presents many challenges not encountered by those whose families lived for centuries in North American locations. This presentation will guide you from the point of your most recent immigrant relatives’ residence to the region they once called home. Don’t think you have to travel to that spot to get your research done: with current digitization projects, many of the records helpful in your quest are now available online, and will be shared at this week’s meeting.

Please join us this Thursday evening, whether your ancestors were Irish or not. The steps taken and online resources used to find these Irish ancestors applies as well to researching ancestors from many European origins. Hope to see you then!

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