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Genealogy Conference 2020

Navan Centre & Fort
028 3752 9644

Explore your past at our Genealogy Conference at the Navan Centre from 8th-10th May, 2020. With speakers from across the Borough and beyond, you are sure to learn something new to help your family history research.


FRIDAY 8th May 2020   SPEAKER
1.00pm-2.00pm Early Registration  
2pm-3.15pm Tracing your Irish Ancestors – Church, Civil &   Census records Feargal O’Donnell
3.25pm-4.25pm Family,   Community and Migration History Paddy Fitzgerald
4.30pm-4.50pm Sources in the Irish Studies Library, Armagh Catherine Gartland
4.55pm-5.45pm Using IFHF Centres – the benefits. Feargal O’Donnell
5.45pm-6.15pm  Tea/coffee &   sandwich @ £3.00 (pre-booked only)  
6.15pm-7.00pm Unique records held by the North of Ireland Family History   Society NIFHS
7.00pm-8pm PRONI Records and Ulster Genealogy Desmond McCabe
8pm-9pm Formal Launch (Cheese & cold meats) and Q&A  
SATURDAY 9th May 2020    
9.00am-9.20am Registration  
9.30am-10.15am Irish surnames and their problems Feargal O’Donnell
10.15am-11.15am Irish   Placenames and their importance in tracing family history Brian Mitchell
11.15am-11.45am Tea/coffee  
11.45am-12.45pm Researching your ancestors in the 1600s Dr William Roulston
12.45pm-2.15pm Lunch @ £6.00 (pre-booked only)  
2.15pm-3.15pm National Archives Talk Tom Quinlan
3.30pm-4.30pm Q&A Session with Panel  
5.00pm-6.00pm Open mic session for attendees to share experiences and   knowledge.  
SUNDAY 10th May 2020    
9.30am-10.15am 1922 Fire – was everything destroyed? Feargal O’Donnell
10.15am-11.00am Using the ‘’ database – a unique   National asset. Dr Brendan Scott
11.00am-11.30pm Tea/coffee  
11.30am-12.30pm A Beginner’s Guide to DNA Martin McDowell
12.30pm-1.15pm What did it mean to a be a Gael in Ulster in the 1500s? Martin Mellon, Cineal Eoghain
1.15pm-2.30pm Lunch @ £6.00 (pre-booked only)  



History from Headstones

Walking Tour of Local Graveyard

Feargal O’Donnell


*Timetable, schedule and talks subject to change.


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