Friday, September 26, 2014

Back To Our Past

The biggest Irish genealogy fair of the year, Back To Our Past (BTOP), is on in Dublin next month over three days - Friday, October 17th to Sunday, October 19th. BTOP has been running for a number of years and is always a very well attended event.

A central part of BTOP is the talks that expert speakers give. This year there are four that wil be interest to those with emigrant Irish ancestors. 

Friday, October 17th
Irish records on - home and abroad by Rhona Murray ( Presentation Area 1, 3:30pm

Saturday, October 18th
Famine emigration from south Wicklow - two sides of the same coin by Jim Rees** (author). Presentation Area 2, 2:30pm.

Emigration through the centuries by Patrick Fitzgerald, Mellon Center for Migration Studies. Presentation Area 2, 1:30pm

Sunday, October 19th
Aspects of emigration from county Cavan by Mary Sullivan (Cavan Genealogy). Presentation Area 2, 3:30pm

** I have previous written a post about Jim Rees' work in relation to assisted emigration from Wicklow. Click here to read.

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