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Two New Irish Webinars for your St. Paddy's Day!


It's St. Patrick's Day! Time to eat corned beef and cabbage stew and Irish soda bread! After you're all decked out in green save time today to watch two new Irish webinars in the library! These two new classes, in addition to the 12 Irish classes already in the library, could extend your celebration of St. Patrick's Day through the weekend! If they help you crack your Irish brick wall you may even find yourself dancing a jig!

The new webinars include: 

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research! All of these new classes are bonus webinars in the webinar library. The webinar previews are always free.

Irish Church and Civil Registration

There are several ways of getting hold of Irish BMD records and many of them are completely free of charge. Civil Registration started for Non-Catholics in 1845 (8 years after England) and for Catholics in 1864. The index to these Civil Records is available for free via both and The actual certificates (for certain years only) can be obtained for free from your local LDS Centre. Others can be ordered from the GRO for a small fee. Church Records have much less coverage and only some parishes have records that go back into the 1700s. has the largest database of family records in Ireland and a monthly subscription rate. is completely free of charge and has church records for select locations only - Dublin, Carlow, Cork & Kerry only. The IGI (International Genealogical Index) also has some records that have been contributed by LDS members. Also, the recent digitisation of the Catholic Church Register Books by the NLI (National Library of Ireland) and their indexing by FindMyPast is another welcome addition to our genealogical toolkit. These and and other sources will be explored and there will be plenty of hints and tips for navigating the various websites.

This was presented as part of The Surname Society's inaugural virtual conference.




Irish-American Catholic Genealogy

On a recent tour to Ireland by a group of Americans doing genealogical research the number one regret cited in the post trip survey was that they did not do enough research in the United States on their Irish ancestors. Don’t repeat their mistakes! Use the resources we have on this side of the Atlantic before you make the trip of a lifetime to the Emerald Isle. The goal of this lecture is to give you a toolkit to get you started on the road to finding a place of origin for your Irish ancestor. Irish research is challenging for a wide variety of reasons in comparison to other ethnic groups, but not impossible as some may believe.




These webinars join 12 other excellent Irish webinars already available to members in the library: 

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars provides genealogy education where-you-are through live and recorded online webinars and videos. Learn from the best instructors in genealogy including Thomas MacEntee, Judy Russell, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Megan Smolenyak, Tom Jones, and many more. Learn at your convenience. On-demand classes are available 24 hours a day! All you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Subscribe today and get access to this BONUS members-only webinar AND all of this:

  • All 329 classes in the library (473 hours of quality genealogy education)
  • 1,411 pages of instructors' handouts
  • Chat logs from the live webinars
  • Additional 5% off anything at
  • Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
  • Additional members-only webinars

It's just $49.95/year or $9.95/month.


 We've got a brand new line up of speakers for 2016! All live webinars are free to watch.


Print the 2016 webinar brochure here.


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