The secrets to successful Irish family research [video masterclass]
1-2 minute read
By Niall Cullen
There are certain tricks and tips you can use to get ahead in Irish genealogy. Expert, Fiona Fitzsimons, is here to tell you more.
Fiona Fitzsimons has been carrying out Irish genealogy research for over 25 years. What she doesn't know about Irish ancestry isn't worth knowing. So much so, in fact, that President Barack Obama even commissioned Fiona to delve into his Irish family tree.
In this video masterclass, Fiona discusses how to get started in Irish family history, specifically honing in on:
- Online research - searching widely and deeply
- Irish family customs, practices and traditions that may have left your ancestors hidden in the records
- Strategies to locate an individual or family of interest
- Records you may not have considered that help to bridge the gaps
About the presenter
Fiona Fitzsimons is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Irish genealogy expert and entrepreneur. Since 1996, she's developed the research arm of the Irish Family History Centre (formerly Eneclann).
Fiona has provided Irish research and historical consultancy for television and film productions, including Who Do You Think You Are? and has carved out a role as a writer and educator in Irish public history. Her impressive resume has seen Fiona teach at RootsTech, the British Institute, Salt Lake City and the National Library of Ireland, as well as write columns for History Ireland and other popular magazines and newspapers.
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