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An Irish Genealogy Lecture: Seán Conley – POSTPONED

March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


An Irish Genealogy Lecture

Seán Conley:
Irish Genealogy: Names and PlaceNames & Townlands

Sponsored by the Patrick J Dowling Library
Donation $5

Sean Conley is returning to the Irish Center for a presentation relating to Irish surnames, given names and place names as well as a discussion about Irish townlands and how they relate to your genealogy research. Many of you will recall Sean’s fabulous presentation in the Fall about Irish genealogy, Finding the Bump in the Boreen. At this presentation, he will provide a high level overview of Irish surnames including their origins and locations; and, discuss given names and their association with a particular clan and in other cases their association with various ethnic origins found in Ireland. He will analyze place names and Irish genealogy including a discussion of meanings and translations.

Finally, he will cover topics related to the 60,000 townlands in Ireland and will provide tips on searching for records by casting smaller nets or larger nets over areas to find documents

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).


March 29, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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United Irish Cultural Center
2700 45th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94116 United States
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