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18 June 2008

A Day of Irish Information - July 9, 2008

Internationally known author and speaker, Nora Keohane Hickey presents

A Day of Irish Information - four talks to help with your Irish research.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Yacht Club.

Ms. Hickey, a native of Cork, Ireland, is the founder and director of the Irish Genealogical Project. She visits the U.S. several times each year to lecture.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Lectures start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

The program:
10:00 Debunking some of the myths of Irish genealogy
11:15 Extracting all the important information from Griffith's Valuation
12:15 Break for lunch and book sales
1:15 Little-known and under-used Irish genealogical sources
2:15 A discussion about common problems in Irish genealogy

Ms. Hickey will also provide Personal Consultations on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the CGS Library. The fee is $15.00 for fifteen minutes.

Registrants can opt to bring their own lunch or pre-pay for a boxed lunch which includes a sandwich, salad, drink and cookie for $10. For further information about this event or to schedule a Personal Consultation with Nora Hickey, download the event flier and reservation form.

The deadlline is approching so please send your registration form today!

Nora M. Hickey was educated at Loreto College, Manchester, England. After returning to Ireland in 1974, she studied history and philosophy at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, a constituent college of the National University of Ireland. Her B.A. thesis was genealogical: a study of the Norman family, the de Berminghams of Leinster. As a founder member of the Federation of Local History Societies, she was Honorary Editor of Local History Review for many years. An early member of the Irish Family History Society, Nora also acted for some years as the Honorary Editor of Irish Family History.

Her publications include: Going to Ireland: A Genealogical Researcher's Guide; Kinsale Historical Journals; Kinsale: Glimpses of a Town through the Years and The Battle of Kinsale. She has also writen many articles, historical and genealogical, published in many journals in two continents.