Research your Family Tree
Genealogy course in Barnaderg
Website helps our Diaspora find their roots
Killererin Heritage Society are constantly getting requests via our website from people requiring assistance in tracing their roots in our parish. It is a “win win” situation for us. We learn so much about the people who sailed off from our shores many years ago, during difficult times, to make a better life for themselves and their families in far flung corners of the globe. Information is shared both ways to the advantage of everyone.
Research your Family Tree Course
This has sparked an interest among our own members to follow up on their own family roots and from this, our journey began. A few short weeks ago, we organised a “Research your Family Tree” course in our local national school in Barnaderg.
Class tutor Martin Curley
The course ran for six weeks with a break for Halloween and our class tutor was Martin Curley of Guilka. He proved to be an excellent tutor. Through the medium of the Internet, he showed us all the avenues that are available to us, to research our family history and helped us to explore our way through them. He was at times, loquacious, amusing, interesting and most of all entertaining and we thoroughly recommend him to other groups who are thinking of going down this path.
We are also indebted to John Flattery, principal, for allowing us to use the facilities of their beautiful new school to run our course. As there is no reliable broadband access in Barnaderg, except in the school, we would have had to go outside the parish or not run it at all. We are truly grateful.
While everyone was exploring the past of their own families, some were amazed to find connections in families with others in the class. We had a lovely bunch of people in our class and such was the interest among us all, that we have agreed to reconvene at a later date (probably around March) for another four weeks to follow up on the research we have done in the meantime.
Good luck everyone with your research!