This year’s Back to Our Past, Ireland’s biggest genealogy event is almost upon us, and we can’t wait. The event takes places in the RDS in Dublin from Friday the 12th of October until Sunday 14th October.

This year we’re giving you plenty of  reasons to come and visit our stand. We’re be giving free access to the 1.5 billion records now available through findmypast and our expert staff will be on hand to guide you through how to search and to help you with any brick walls you may run in to. We'll also have a colleague from joining us for the weekend who can help you find any missing British ancestors you may have. If you’d like to continue your research when you get home we’ll also be giving away some free credits to lucky visitors. Best of all we’ll be giving you the chance to win a World Subscription each day!

One of our favourite parts of the weekend is the huge range of expert lectures taking place. This year we’ll be presenting six in total so make sure you don’t miss out on them:


“Finding your past: An introduction to” – Cliona Weldon, Area 1, 2.30pm

“Murderers, drunkards and rebels: Your ancestors and the law” – Brian Donovan, Area 1, 3.30pm


“Online Sources for Irish Genealogy” – Mary Beglan, Area 1, 2.30pm

“Where next for WDYTYA?” – Fiona Fitzsimons, Area 1, 3.30pm


“Finding your past: An introduction to” – Cliona Weldon, Area 1, 2.30pm

“Griffith’s Valuation and the Landed Estate Court Rentals – the unsung heroes of Irish genealogy” – Brian Donovan, Area 1, 3.30pm


The opening times for the event are as follows:

Friday 12th Oct: 12pm-7pm

Saturday 13th Oct: 11am-7pm

Sunday 14th Oct: 11am-7pm

Hopefully we’ll see you there and don’t forget to come and say hello, we’ll be at stand 22!