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Monaghan Genealogy is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the genealogy of County Monaghan and is working towards the establishment of a county genealogy centre.
One of its members, Theo McMahon, has transcribed thousands of church records of baptisms, marriages and burials for the county on a voluntary basis. These records are being transferred to www.monaghan.rootsireland.ie, where many are already available and will be of particular benefit to people who are unable to attend this year's courses. Theo is a well-known local genealogist specialising in County Monaghan families. He is also a longstanding and vital member of Clogher Historical Society's editorial committee and the advisory committee of Monaghan County Museum.
Speaker Catriona Crowe
Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. Manager of the Irish Census Online Project, which has placed the 1901 and 1911 censuses online free of charge over the last 4 years. Editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, which published its eighth volume, covering the period 1945-48, in November 2012 and of Dublin 1911, published by the Royal Irish Academy in late 2011.
Mon Oct 14th @ 3pm at Monaghan Education Centre and Mon Oct 21st @ 3pm at Carrickmacross Workhouse
Speaker Larry McDermott
Larry McDermott is a well-known and respected local historian and genealogist. He will talk about the genealogy of the local families: Callan, Hoey, McMahon, Boyle, Wells and Hanratty. He is Hon Editor of Clogher Record, journal of the Clogher Historical Soc. and has published widely on local history
Oct 24th @ 9:30am
David Nesbitt will present a talk on the 'History of Presbyterianism in Monaghan' at the Monaghan course. Now retired, his interest in local and Presbyterian history was stimulated by his time as Presbyterian minister of Ballybay from 1967.
Oct 17th @ 9.30am
Speaker Dr. William Roulston
Dr Roulston, Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, will talk on 'Immigration to Monaghan in the 17th / 18th centuries' at the October courses. His books include 'Fermanagh: History and Society', ed. (Dublin, 2004).
Wed Oct 16th @ 3pm at Monaghan Education Centre and Wed Oct 23rd @ 3pm at Carrickmacross Workhouse
Speaker Jack Johnston
An independent historian who specializes in teaching and publishing local history. He has a particular knowledge of estate papers and has worked on collections in Tyrone, Fermanagh, Cavan, Monaghan and Sligo
Oct 14th @ 11.30am
In October 2013 we ran two 4-day training courses for visitors and local people seeking to trace their Monaghan ancestors. 17 expert speakers, 4 field trips and one-on-one help sessions were provided at a cost of just €50.
Dates for 2014 to be announced