Monday 23 April 2018

Galway Genetic Genealogy, May 5th, Mountbellew

Martin Curley is organising a 1-day conference on genetic genealogy on May 5th in Mountbellew, Co. Galway (9.30-15.30). The admission fee of 10 euro includes a light lunch. A local tour is available after the conference. The agenda for the conference is below, and includes introductory talks as well as a presentation on DNA options in relation to the Tuam Mothers & Babies Home.

Venue: The conference will be held in Holy Rosary College, on the Caltra side of Mountbellew, just a short walk from the square. Coordinates: 53.4695915, -8.4974634. Or simply click on this map here. Parking is available onsite and also close by.

Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew

There has been good deal of interest generated over the past few weeks and the Heritage Office in Galway County has helped promote the conference. On the day there will be AV and breakout rooms with IT facilities for the workshops.

For more information, or for bookings (10 euro admission fee), please contact Martin Curley via email by clicking the link here.


9:00 Registration Tea & Coffee

9:30 Welcome and Introductions

9:45 Introduction to Genetic Genealogy & making use of DNA results (Maurice Gleeson)

10:25 The Bellew DNA project and the use of DNA in tracing family links (Seamus Bellew)

11:10 Break

11:30 Update on ISOGG activities and projects (Gerard Corcoran)

12:10 Combining archival, oral and DNA evidence to recreate family histories (Paddy Waldron)

12:50 Creating a Parish / DNA project (Martin Curley)

1:20 Lunch

2:00 Tuam Mother & Baby Home – options for DNA testing (Maurice Gleeson)

2:30 Practical Workshops on Tracing Family Connections 2 x 30 minutes

Civil Records | | Census | Census Substitutes | Y-DNA tests

3:30 Final Comments & Conclusion

Location of Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew