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National Library to hold class to help people trace their family tree

Ever wanted to trace your family tree? The National Library of Ireland will be showing people how to do it.

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THE NATIONAL LIBRARY of Ireland is hold a genealogy workshop to help people trace their family trees.

The class, which is being held as part of The Gathering, will be run by a team from the largest genealogical research service in Ireland and will set participants up to carry out an investigation into their past.

People will learn how to access Irish birth, deaths and marriage records, how to use the online census records from 1901 and 1911, and how to use the internet to effectively search for information about their family tree. The workshop, which is taking place in March, will also look at customs and traditions in 19th century Ireland.

The class is part of the series of events to be held at the National Library of Ireland on Dublin’s Kildare Street – most of which are free –  between January and April.

The NLI will also hold an evening looking a collection of Irish music dating back to the early 18th century, a lecture on Ireland’s Women Revolutionaries as part of International Women’s Day and a World War One family history day.

Full details of the class will be available on the NLI website next week.

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