Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Irish Pavilion Exhibit / Irish Lectures

The Irish are coming; the Irish are coming to Boston!!!

A special area in the exhibit hall and 4 tracks of the conference are set-aside especially for the Irish. We are very excited to announce the Irish Pavilion area. This irish exhibit area, anchored by Ordinance Survey Ireland will be THE place to be for Irish exhibits, resources and information on Irish Family History.

Ordinance Survey Ireland is national mapping authority of Ireland. They have created a computer database of over 40,000 maps that were used for the taxation system in Ireland for land valuation beginning in 1842. They are unveiling this exciting database at the FGS/NEHGS conference. Read More

The last map was published in 1847, which means this exciting resource can be used for pre-famine research. The famine occurred from 1846-1850, and these 1700 maps help to identify some of those that might of immigrated to North America.

The Federation is proud to be the launch conference for Ordinance Survey Ireland. Be sure to stop by and see this very exciting resource, talk to staff from OSI, learn more about the maps, and find your ancestors land!!

Other Irish vendors included in this special Irish Pavilion include: Eneclann, Archive CD Books Ireland, Irish Origins, Irish Family History Foundation, Armagh Ancestry, Failte Ireland, The Irish Ancestral Research Association, and National Archives of Ireland…plus many more!!!

There are sponsored Irish lectures by TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association – http://www.tiara.ie/links.html) that include: Irish Birth/Marriage and Death Records, Ireland in the 18th Century, Kenneth Whelan; Session on sources in both the National Archives and the National Library of Ireland, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, specific county sources, Irish Estate Papers and a special workshop on Irish Valuation Records (a separate fee will be charged for this). Download the full TIARA track information at: http://tiara.ie/TIARAFGSProgram.pdf


And for further information about the conference and a full schedule visit the Federation of Genealogical Societies website at www.fgs.org

Boston is Irish, and the FGS/NEHGS will be the place to find your Irish roots!!!

Sue Kaufman

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