Please Note: Spring Course is now fully enrolled 

Course Description:


Researching your family tree is a growing hobby. This class teaches you where to begin with Irish sources like the census, birth, death and marriage certificates, then progresses to parish registers, newspapers, wills, land records and the military. No prior knowledge is required but ability to use a computer and the internet is essential, as many genealogy records are now online.

Class I
What is genealogy? Basics: where to start, how to record data, what to ask.  
Place names and cousin relationships.

Class II: The Census
In-depth look at the censuses & how to use them.

Class III: Civil Records
Births, Deaths, Marriage records at the General Register Office

Class IV: Church records
History of, where to find them, what is in them, discussing all major religions in Ireland. Cemeteries and memorial inscriptions.

Class V Land Valuation records
An introduction to different types of land records including Griffith’s Valuation & the Tithe Applotment books, Landed Estate Courts & estate records.

Class VI
DNA testing and its uses for genealogy.

Course Day & Time: Thursday evening 7.30 – 9.30

Start Date: 23/02/23

Cost: €65

Course Format: In class with tutor. Maximum of 12 students.

Enrolment: Enrol online through our website. Enrolment will open on Thursday 1st December at 10am 

Please Note: Spring Course is now fully enrolled 

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Claire Bradley

Claire Bradley is a professional genealogist based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a Certificate in Family History from University College Dublin and an MA in the History of the Family from the University of Limerick. As well as teaching the course in Malahide Community School, she takes on research for clients and regularly gives lectures to family and local history societies. Claire is a former chairperson of the Ireland Branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. She also helps run the popular genealogy forum. Her particular interests are genetic genealogy, Irish Quakers and Dublin records. Her website is


Irish Genealogy

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