Top speakers to attend
geneology seminar at
Louth County Library

As part of The Gathering Festival 2013 Louth County Libraries will present a Genealogy seminar at Dundalk Library on Saturday 14 September from 10am-4pm.

As part of The Gathering Festival 2013 Louth County Libraries will present a Genealogy seminar at Dundalk Library on Saturday 14 September from 10am-4pm.

Discover the history attached to the Wee County in this one day seminar which will appeal to anyone with roots in Louth.

The reference section of Louth County Libraries holds the Catholic Church records for the Armagh diocese pre-1900.

This is an amazing source for beginning a family history search.

The seminar is open to everyone, in particular Irish emigrants with an interest in family genealogy and the history of Louth.

Historical societies, archivists, historians, local history enthusiasts, heritage officers and genealogists are welcome to attend.

Speakers will include Fiona Fitzsimons, Director Eneclann Ltd; Henry Healy, Community Activation Leader, Ireland Reaching Out; Eileen Munnelly, Irish Lives Remembered Ltd; Brendan Matthews, Community Historian; Alan Hand, Louth County Libraries Reference Librarian and Lorraine McCann, Louth County Archivist.

To anyone attending clan gatherings or family reunions this will be an ideal opportunity to further research your ancestry and find out the history of the townland where your ancestors hailed from.

Look back at the school folklore collection, scroll through the 1901 Census, pore over gravestone inscriptions, or lose yourself in the newspaper archive. This will be a valuable and innovative day for anyone interested in local genealogy and family history.

Louth County Libraries are helping promote all that county Louth has to offer during The Gathering Festival 2013 and are working in partnership with other agencies and local community and voluntary groups to this end.

There is no cost for the seminar. A light lunch will be provided. Numbers are limited.

To book please contact:

Amanda Branigan, Louth County Libraries.

Tel: 042-9324321 or email: libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie

Meanwhile, Louth County Libraries are currently seeking volunteers to act as guides during the upcoming exhibition ‘Anne Frank + You’. See Page 18. The exhibition will run at Dundalk library from September 17 - October 19 and is suitable for those aged ten years and over.

Anne Frank is one of the most renowned victims of the Holocaust.