Wednesday, 4 September 2019

GGI2019 Dublin - new arrangements

Back to Our Past (BTOP) returns to the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) in October 2019 and this year it is scheduled to take place on Oct 18-19 (Friday & Saturday). This is similar to the exhibition in Belfast (i.e. 2 days instead of 3 days). And Genetic Genealogy Ireland (GGI2019) will be there too.

BTOP will take place in the Main Hall of the RDS. This is a complete departure from previous years and entry to the exhibition will be via the front entrance of the RDS rather than the side entrance. The GGI2019 DNA Lectures will take place in the Merrion Room, which has a similar capacity to the one we normally use (i.e. 100 people). It is directly above the Main Entrance and is accessible from the floor of the Main Hall via a staircase.

The DNA Lectures will take place in the Merrion Room, above the Main Entrance

The BTOP exhibition area will be in Hall 1 (Main Hall) and the FTDNA stand will be situated near the entrance to the stairs to the DNA Lectures area so people will pass by the stand on their way to and from the lectures. 

The exhibition runs from 10am to 5.30pm, so that will allow a maximum of 7 lectures per day (from 10.30 am every hour). I hope to have the draft final schedule in the next month or two but so far the confirmed international speakers include the following: David Pike, Michelle Patient, Regina Negrycz, Rob Warthen, Mags Gaulden. In addition we will have some home-grown talent, including Lara Cassidy from Trinity College Dublin.

MyHeritage have confirmed they will have a stand. Ancestry have not decided as yet.

Hall1 (the Main Hall) is the new location for BTOP.
GGI takes place in the Merrion Room above the Main Entrance.
(click to enlarge)

We will probably have the ISOGG Day Out on Sunday this year and then most people will make their way home on Monday. Rootstech will be on in London the following weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun 25-27 Oct 2019) so some people will be going on to that.

For details on travel accommodation and general logistics, please visit this page here

Looking forward to seeing you there for GGI2019 Dublin.

Maurice Gleeson
Sep 2019

These lectures are sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA and organised by volunteers from ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy).

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