This National Heritage Week (23rd - 31st August), we’re teaming up with Eneclann to host a free family history beginner’s day.

On the day, you can expect:

  • Demonstrations on how to access Findmypast’s millions of family history records
  • Expert help and advice from Eneclann’s team of genealogists
  • Hourly lectures on family history topics

If you’ve always wanted to build your family tree but don’t know where to start then this event is for you. It’s all happening from 11am-4pm on Tuesday 26th August in Dublin City Library and Archives, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Every hour during the event you can attend talks from our experts about all things family history. Here’s how the lectures are scheduled:

Time Topic Lecturer
12pm Where to start when building your family tree Fiona Fitzsimons
1pm Census, land and birth marriage and death records – the building blocks of Irish family history Brian Donovan
2pm Add some colour to your family tree with military, crime and newspaper records Aoife O’Connor
3pm Tracing your ancestors who moved abroad Cliona Weldon


We’ll also have some exclusive event offers, making the day well worthwhile for all newcomers to the world of family history. We hope to see you on 26th August and get you started on your family history journey.

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