Major Genealogy Conference , Co Clare, October 1st, 2011
CLARE Roots Society is to host a major genealogy and family history conference at the Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis this October. The conference, with the theme, The Future of our Past will be addressed by leading figures from the world of Genealogy and Family History and will take place on October 1. The keynote address will be given by Dr Nick Barratt, London, whose talk is entitled Family History and the Media in which he will examine the way genealogy has been transformed over the past five years by TV and the internet. He will go behind the scenes of programmes like Who Do You Think You Are to reveal how they are made and the impact the shows have had on the way people research. Nick Barratt is a TV presenter and commentator. He is editor in chief of Your Family History magazine and chief executive of Sticks Research Agency. He was the original genealogical consultant and lead researcher for BBC’s show Who Do You Think You Are. John Grenham MA author of Tracing your Irish Ancestors and the writer of the weekly Irish Roots column in The Irish Times will give a talk entitled Jam Tomorrow: What’s online and what’s coming. Other confirmed speakers include
Jim Herlihy, author of The Royal Irish Constabulary: A Complete Alphabetical List of Officers and Men, 1816-1922 who will speak on the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries Dr Jane Lyons, professional genealogist and moderator of a number of genealogy websites Liam Curran, a Clare-based amateur historian who will talk on The Irish Soldier in the British Army in the First World War and Antoinette O’Brien, genealogist and manager of Clare Heritage Centre in Corofin, who will talk about the work of the Genealogy Research Centre and its records.