Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Genealogy in April - and a bit of reading...

Last month was a very busy month. Lots of #genealogy!

DNA, Irish research, researching women, and researching Canada were my favourite talks. I'm going to post some of my handouts later today.

For those who were in my "Using Findmypast for Irish Research" class at the Abbotsford Family History Day Seminar, here is an article on the project to recreate - virtually - the Public Records Office of Ireland which burned after an explosion at the Four Courts in June 1922. This massive and imaginative digital reconstruction is underway; the plan is to finish by 2022, the centenary of this disaster.

Trinity College Dublin is collaborating with the National Archives of Ireland - Cartlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann, The National Archives of the United Kingdom, The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and The Irish Manuscripts Commission.

You can already see what the Office building looked like before the fire at the Beyond 2022 website: https://beyond2022.ie/ 

"Digital project to recreate public record office destroyed by fire" by Philip Bromwell, updated 8 February 2018, RTÉ.ie, Raidió Teilifís Éireann.

Oh, and for me there was a Dewey 24- Hour Readathon last weekend. I only got a bit of reading done as I was busy teaching genealogy. Next time, I'll get through more books. I see more volunteers are needed to host hourly challenges. I'm sure I can do that

This year I'm participating in the 50 Book Pledge sponsored by The Savvy Reader. (I've read 108 so far.)

Join us next time in the Readathon - October 20, 2018! - read for one hour or 4 or the whole 24!

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