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An Irish Genealogy Lecture: Seán Conley

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An Irish Genealogy Lecture
Seán Conley: Finding the Bump in the Boreen

Sponsored by the Patrick J Dowling Library
Cost: $5


This presentation will cover available online resources for Irish Genealogy both free and paid for sites. There will be tips for how to find for the ancestral place of birth/residence of your Irish ancestors in addition to resources for researching San Francisco Irish and beyond. Sean will discuss DNA for genealogy, special resources, which are available at the Patrick J.Dowling library at the UICC, as well as other resources within the City, state and beyond. He will provide some colorful 19th century stories of his San Francisco Irish family going back 8 generations in the City back to Roscommon County.

Specific SF resources will include, the Wrindex which covers 580,000 San Francisco Irish and Irish Societies, Calvary and Holy Cross Church Records, early San Francisco Newspapers.

Internet resources for 19th and 20th century Irish Records including Griffith’s Valuation and locating mid-19th century farms and residences of ancestors. Irish Census, Civil Registration, and Church Records. He will cover common pitfalls in finding place names in Ireland and provide tips on what resources to use find the county or even the house of origin of your ancestors.

Sean Conley is Vice President Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County. He is a member of the Santa Cruz Old Timers, Native Sons of the Golden West, has an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Economics from Santa Clara University. His mother’s family emigrated from Ireland to San Francisco from the gold-rush era up into the early 20th Century. He began genealogical research over 35 years ago and has researched thousands of Irish relations in his family and others. He has traced his family to Counties Antrim ,Cork, Derry, Donegal, Down, Galway, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, and Tipperary, although most roads lead to Cork (BLD).


November 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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