Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Irish Luncheon was a Rousing Success!

Last week's Irish Genealogy luncheon was a rousing success! Over thirty people gathered at the Playwright restaurant in Hamden, Connecticut last Wednesday to discuss the often frustrating research into one's Irish ancestors.  There was engaging conversation and interesting questions all around and we can only hope that the attendees had as good a time as we did!

Godfrey Library Director Beth Mariotti presented a comprehensive overview of where and how to find records relating to your Irish ancestors.  She went into detail on finding and using such resources as the census, vital records, church records, civil registrations, and Griffith's Valuation.  Afterwards Godfrey board member Jenifer Zinck also gave a short presentation about how to use DNA to further one's genealogical research. 

We hope that this will be the first of many genealogy luncheons.  If you have a topic you would like to see at one of the luncheons or would like to present, please let us know!

Attendees waiting for the presentation to begin.

Thank you again to the owner and staff of the Playwright- everything was delicious!

Beth Mariotti's presentation on researching your Irish ancestors.

Jennifer Zinck speaking on how to use DNA to further your genealogical research.

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