The Genealogy Day 2014 15 March 2014 - Great fun in store

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00 Genealogy Day will be building upon the success of the first Genealogy Day in 2013. This unique one day event makes Limerick ancestral research records and expertise available to the public for free. With over twenty stands there will be something for everyone from the novice about to begin tracing their roots to family tree to the genealogist. Thanks to Limerick City of Culture funding we are planning to bring together all the available Church Registers and School Roll Books for various religious communities in Limerick and the surrounding areas. These will include Church of Ireland, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Quaker Historical Society, the Irish Jewish Genealogical Society and Roman Catholics. There will also be stands for Limerick City Archives & Museum, Limerick Genealogy, the Clare Roots Society, the Irish Georgian Society (Limerick Chapter) along with local historical groups on hand to speak to the public. This year will have a special emphasis on Limerick's military history to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. We shall be joined on the day by representatives of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association and the Limerick International Brigade Memorial Society for anybody who had family members fight in the Spanish Civil War. We will have volunteers on hand to assist them to find their family records and help them to commence building their own family tree. To make the search as rewarding as possible we would advise anyone, who is intending to come on the day, to have done a little family research beforehand. e.g. find out all the names of your grandparents, any significant dates and where they were from. We also intend to have internet access available in the Church on the day to allow people to commence initial searches on some of the very useful internet sites that are available online. We will be buying on day passes to these sites that charge a fee. For the more experienced genealogist with particular connections in the Limerick area the opportunity to review these records in the one location should be very exciting. We expect to have available on the day:- Limerick Methodist Registers from 1842, Limerick Presbyterian Registers from 1829, Christ Church Limerick Minute Books, Adare/ Ballingrane registers, Limerick Church of Ireland registers, Limerick Baptist Church registers, map of Quaker burial ground and records, and various National School roll books. Also for viewing will be the Registers of Electorates and Rate Valuation Books from the Limerick City Archives which are currently not digitally available. This is the opportunity where you can be a star of your very own Who Do You think You Are and start to uncover your past. Genealogy Day will be in Christ Church is located on 51 O’Connell Street, directly across the road from Limerick Chamber of Commerce. For further information please contact Project Manager Emma Gilleece at emmagilleece@gmail.com or 085 8408718. Email: emmagilleece@gmail.com Web: www.facebook.com/GenealogyDay2014 Location: Christ Church, United Presbyterian and Methodist Church 51 O Connell Street, Limerick Limerick Ireland 52° 39' 40.1148" N, 8° 37' 45.858"

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