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NCCGS September 2019 Meeting
Please Join Us.
"The Luck of the Irish:
How to Overcome the Record Losses and Find Your Ancestors."
Access to Irish genealogy records has improved substantially in the past twenty years. Although almost all the 19th century census records no longer exist, Irish archives have been proactive in improving the access to existing records. This presentation will focus on the four primary record sources: existing census records, civil registrations, church records, and land records. Prior to attempting to locate records about your family in Ireland it is essential to conduct an exhaustive search of U.S. records to identify your ancestor’s home town and religion. Because many Irish names were so common it is important to ensure you are searching for the correct family.
Bernard N. Meisner is a genealogist and lecturer based in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He began researching his family about 30 years ago and enjoys sharing lessons learned from those experiences, including his mistakes. He is past president and social media chair of the Mid-Cities Genealogical .
Society.If possible please join us for a casual dinner at Spoons in downtown McKinney. We meet at 5:00pm for a light dinner, visit and then go to the library just 3 blocks away. If you are not able to join us for dinner we hope to see you at the Library at 6:45 for the meeting.
All visitors are welcome!