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Back To Our Past The Irish family/social history, heritage & traditions experience

Official 2016 Event Guide Sponsored by

Media partner:

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Industries Hall, Anglesea Road, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October, 2016 (11am - 6pm daily) Organised by S&L Promotions Ltd., Unit 1, 15 Oxford Lane, Dublin 6, Ireland. T: 003531 4969028 E: info@slp.ie


Exhibitor List and Floor Plan STAND B1 AncestryDNA 52-55 Sir John Rogerson Quay, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 7651559. Email: jslyne@ancestry.com

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STAND B8 Public Records Office Of Northern Ireland 3 Titanic Boulevard, TQ, Belfast BT3 9HQ. Tel: 028 90534860. Email: janet.hancock@ communities-ni.gov.uk STAND B11 National Print Museum Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4. Tel: (01) 6603770 Email: education@nationalprintmuseum.ie STAND B12/13 Eric Knowles Antiques STAND B14/15 Dublin Coin Auctions Tel: 086 8714880

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INDUSTRIES HALL STANDS B30/B32 Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Finglas Road, Dublin 11 Tel: (01) 8826550 Email: akilcoyne@glasnevintrust.ie

STANDS B72, B73,B74, B75 Family Tree Maker Steve Caguiat, Vice President. Software MacKiev Email: scaguiat@mackiev.com www.familytreemaker.com

STAND B31 Irish Genealogical Research Society 49 Carnegie Court, Swords, Co. Dublin. Tel: 086 8141379. E: ibchair@irishancestors.ie

STANDS B90 B91, B92, B93 Family Tree DNA Phone support: +1 713 868 1438 Email support via www.familytreedna.com/ contact.aspx 1445 North Loop West, Suite 820, Houston, Texas 77008, USA www.familytreedna.com

STAND B33 Irish Genealogy Solutions Killeenagh Cross, Knockanore, Co Waterford Tel: 087 3156807. Email: christine-deakin@ hotmail.com STAND B52 DNA Worldwide Group K10 The Courtyard, Commerce Park, Jenson Avenue, Frome, Somerset BA11 2FG Tel: 0044 1373 800130. Email: mary@dnaworldwide.com STAND B53 One Fam 34 Ard na Glug, Athlone, Co West Meath Tel: 086 8074808. Email: thomas@onefam.com STAND B54 Western Front Association C/o Ian Chambers, Chairman, Dublin branch. Email: ian1914@eircom.net STAND B55 Irish Roots Magazine Blackrock, Blessington, Co Wicklow Tel: 087 9427815. Email: editor@ irishrootsmagazine.com

Back To Our Past is organised by: S&L Promotions Ltd., Unit 1, 15 Oxford Lane, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Ireland Tel: (003531) 4969028 Email: info@slp.ie www.backtoourpast.ie The genealogy and family/social history event www.backtoourpast.ie

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STAND B5 EPIC Museum Epic Ireland Exhibitions Ltd., The CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin 1. Tel: (01) 53 13688 Email: info@epicirelandchq.com

STAND B7 National Library of Ireland Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (010 6030302. Email: ekerrigan@nli.ie

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STAND B4 Irish Family History Centre (Eneclann) 5 Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 Tel: (01) 67100338 Email: laura.carroll@eneclann.ie

STAND B6 National Archives Bishops Street, Dublin 8. Tel: (01) 4072333 Email: tquinlan@nationalarchives.ie

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STAND B3A Ireland’s Military Story B51 B49 2 B47 Society B45 2 B43 B41 Magazine/Great War Tel: 086 0813867 2 B50 B48 B46 B44 2 B42 B40 3 3 3 3 3 Email:3editor@irelandsmilitaryhistory.ie 3

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STANDS B108, B109, B110. Accredited Genealogists Ireland President: Máire Mac Conghail Hon Secretary: Anne-Marie Smith 74 Maryville Road, Raheny, Dublin 5. Web: www.accreditedgenealogists.ie Email: info@accreditedgenealogists.ie STANDS B111, B112 Genealogical Society of Ireland/ Guild Of One Name Studies Genealogical Research Society of Ireland, 105 Allen Park Road, Stillogran, Co Dublin. Tel: 087 2486878. Email: eddie_gahan_snr@ hotmail.com Guild of One Name Studies, c/o Fiona Tipple, 52 Mount Anville road, Goatstown, Dublin 14 Tel: 087 2320986. Email: duignan@one-name.org STAND B113 Irish Family History Society 13 St Assams Drive, Raheny, Dublin 5 Tel: 087 2479776. Email: ifhs@eircom.net STAND B114 Clans of Surnames of Ireland Lorna Moloney, 3 Bauroe, Feakle, Co Clare Tel: 085 8721184 Email: merrimanresearch@gmail.com B115 Central Bank of Ireland Dame Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 2246000. Email: enquiries@centralbank.ie


Back To Our Past general presentation programme

SUNDAY 23rd October

SATURDAY 22nd October

FRIDAY 21st October

Talks are subject to revised timings and amendments. See the screens in the hall for the up-to-date programme. All talks are on the first floor – see direction signs. (Talks are approx. 30 minutes in length, with a ten-minute Q&A session. Talk times and content are subject to change: check with information screen in the hall).

11.30

An introduction to Ancestry DNA

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An introduction to Findmypast: the largest record collection in the world, Brian Donovan

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Expert Q&A session with Accredited Genealogists Ireland

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Finding the Irish in Scottish records (Part 1): Civil, church and census, Marie Dougan, University of Strathclyde

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Catholic parish records on Ancestry

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Explorations on Irish Genealogy, Fiona Fitzsimons, Irish Family History Centre

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A masterclass – meet the Ancestry experts

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Delve into your Irish ancestors’ history with Findmypast’s court, prison

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Delve into your Irish ancestors’ history with Findmypast’s court, prison

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Genealogy resources at Glasnevin Cemetery, Lyn Brady, Resident Genealogist

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Exploring cousins matching through AncestryDNA

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Tracing your military ancestors in 1916, Brian Donovan, Findmypast

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Expert Q&A with Accredited Genealogists Ireland

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Finding the Irish in Scottish records (Part two): Rolls, directories and probate, Tahitia McCabe, University of Strathclyde

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Tracing your Irish ancestry, AncestryDNA

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Using Findmypast’s newspaper collections to trace your ancestors, Aoife 0’Connor

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Finding Irish emigrants in online US records, Donna Moughty

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Genealogical resources at Glasnevin Cemetery, Lyn Brady Resident Genealogist

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Getting the most out of Ancestry for free with Mike Mulligan

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Expert Q&A session with Accredited Genealogists Ireland

The National Library… where Ireland’s story is an open book Explore your family history, enjoy our free exhibitions, and relax in our beautiful café, all in the heart of Dublin. National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Opening Hours Mon–Wed: 9.30am–7.45pm Thur–Fri: 9.30am–4.45pm Sat: 9.30am–4.45pm Sun: 1pm–4.45pm Tel: +353 1 6030200 Email: info@nli.ie Web: www.nli.ie Follow us on


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Occupying a key position in the cultural and intellectual life of the nation, the National Archives holds the archives of the modern Irish State which document its historical evolution and the creation of our national identity. Our archives hold rich and varied records relevant to genealogy and everyone is welcome to visit our Reading Room to research his or her family history. For an idea of just some of the wide range of our records available to search, please visit our website at www.nationalarchives.ie/ genealogy1/introduction-to-genealogy, where you can view 19th and 20th century census returns online, Tithe Applotment Books, Soldiers’ Wills and much more. National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin, D08 DF85, Ireland. Tel: 00353-1-4072385 • Fax: 00353-1-4072333


DNA Lecture Schedule (Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2016) Sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA and organised by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy) Friday 21st October

16.00 - Recent Findings in Ancient Irish DNA

11.10 - ISOGG Ireland update

(Prof Dan Bradley, TCD, IRL) Subject: Ancient DNA

(Gerard Corcoran, ISOGG Ireland rep) Subject: General Gerard gives an overview of recent developments in Irish genealogy and genetic genealogy in particular. His presentation will include the new opportunities afforded by the new EPIC Ireland exhibit, and other recent initiatives, and what they mean for the future of Irish genetic genealogy.

Many ancient Irish skeletons are currently undergoing ancient DNA analysis. They vary in age and some are up to 6000 years old. This year saw the publication of the first of several papers reporting on the analysis of four such skeletons which were found in Rathlin Island and Ballynahatty. Further research is ongoing and here to give us an update is Prof Dan Bradley from Trinity College Dublin.

12.00 - Introducing DNA for genealogy

17.00 - Adding DNA to your Family History Society

(Katherine Borges, ISOGG, USA) Subject: Beginners

(Maggie Lyttle, North of Ireland Family History Society, & Ann Marie Coghlan, Cork Genealogical Society, IRL) Subject: General

This is the perfect presentation for the absolute beginner. If you have no idea how DNA can help you in your family tree research then this is the talk for you. Katherine gives an overview of the three different types of DNA test and how each of them can help you break through Brick Walls in your own genealogical research. 13.00 - Testing Ancestral Remains: the Barrymore Project

There are a variety of Family History Societies around Ireland and many of them have recently started to incorporate DNA testing as part of their society’s activities. In this presentation we hear from two such societies, one from Cork, the other from Ballymena. Ann Marie and Maggie will be telling us how they did it, why they did it, and what difference it has made to the members of their respective societies.

(René Gapert, HRSI, IRL & Jim Barry, ISOGG, USA) Subject: Ancient DNA

Saturday 22nd October

This is the first privately-sponsored project to extract ancient DNA from ancestral remains. Jim Barry raised the money for this project himself and gained permission from the National Museum of Ireland to recover and test the remains found in the Barrymore Mausoleum in Castlelyons, Co. Cork. The preliminary results presented here are consistent with the hypothesis that the remains located there include those of James Barry, 4th Earl of Barrymore (1667-1748). René & Jim will discuss how the DNA was extracted and the results thus far.

11.10 - DNA testing for beginners

14.00 - DNA of the Dál gCais & subclades discovered with Big-Y

12.00 - The latest developments in Y-DNA

(Dennis Wright, ISOGG, AUS) Subject: DNA & the Gaelic Clans

(John Cleary, ISOGG, UK) Subject: Y-DNA

The Dál gCais is one of the oldest Gaelic Clans and gave rise to Brian Boru’s branch among many others. In 2006 Dennis Wright discovered a distinctive set of DNA markers that defined this Clan and since then advanced DNA testing has helped clarify the branching pattern within this particular Clan, allowing people to place themselves on particular branches of the Dalcassian family tree. Dennis discusses the history of this project, how it has evolved over time, and what the future holds for the men of the Dál gCais.

(Linda Magellan, ISOGG, USA) Subject: Beginners Linda covers all the basics about DNA testing – the three main types of DNA test, what each one can do for you, and what kind of questions DNA can help you answer in your own particular family tree research. If you have ever thought about doing a DNA test (or even if you haven’t) this presentation will leave you with all the information you need to dip your big toe in the genepool.

Recent years have seen a huge explosion in the number of DNA markers available for testing on the Y-chromosome. And as more and more people have taken up these advanced tests, our knowledge of the Human Evolutionary Tree has expanded. Not only that, but the new SNP results (in combination with pre-existing STR data) are creating branching patterns within surname projects and helping our understanding of the evolution of surnames within Ireland. John summarises these recent advances and shows us where they might lead.

15.00 - Five Tips To Make Sense of Your DNA Testing

13.00 - The DNA of Clan O’Brien

(Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide, USA) Subject: Autosomal DNA

(Dennis O’Brien’s, ISOGG, AUS) Subject: DNA & the Gaelic Clans

This is a must for anyone who needs help understanding their autosomal DNA test results. Diahan discusses various strategies for how to turn your list of genetic cousins into ancestral discoveries. You will leave with a solid understanding of how to start actually using your autosomal DNA testing in your genealogy.

The O’Brien surname is one of the most common in Ireland and the O’Brien DNA Project is one of the most mature Surname DNA projects in existence. Dennis discusses the DNA results of the project, how the O’Briens are genetically related to the rest of the Dál gCais, differences and synergies between SNP & STR marker results, and the implications of the DNA results for the future of O’Brien family tree research.


14.00 - The Future of autosomal DNA testing

13.00 - The Ups & Downes of atDNA Matching

(Debbie Kennett, ISOGG, UK) Subject: Autosomal DNA

(Paddy Waldron, ISOGG, IRL) Subject: Autosomal DNA

There are some exciting developments in the field of autosomal DNA and Debbie will be discussing the implications of these in her presentation. These developments include some exciting refinements in genetic ethnic admixture estimates, as well as new tools for categorising genetic cousin matches. We can expect more tools and utilities in the near future and this presentation will give us some insight into what we need and what we can expect. 15.00 - Identifying our Soldiers of WWI (Maurice Gleeson, ISOGG, IRL) Subject: Ancient DNA Over 330,000 WWI soldiers are still missing-in-action on the Western Front. Every year 30-60 soldiers (many of them Irish) are found during routine farm work. This presentation discusses the identification process using examples from recent finds (such as Fromelles) and how you can help the process to identify your own war dead relatives. 16.00 - Investigating Family History Mysteries with DNA: The Tools (Jennifer Zinck, ISOGG, USA) Subject: Autosomal DNA This is a must-see presentation for anyone who wants to dig a bit deeper into their autosomal DNA results. Jennifer presents a variety of different tools that can prove useful in analysing your results, organising them so you can easily keep track of what you are doing, and optimising your chances of making a breakthrough in your own family tree research. 17.00 - Viking DNA in Ireland. Do you have some and where did it come from? (Peter Sjölund, SSGG, SWE) Subject: Y-DNA, mtDNA, atDNA Peter runs the Swedish DNA Project which currently boasts over 4000 members. He will reveal how to recognise if your DNA is of Viking origin. He will also trace the DNA of the Vikings back to different parts of Scandinavia and all the way back to when people first colonised Scandinavia at the end of the Ice Age. If you suspect you are a Viking, this is for you. Sunday 23rd October 11.10 - Using DNA to solve Family Tree Mysteries (Michelle Leonard, ISOGG, UK) Subject: Beginners This is another talk for complete beginners and will cover the three main types of DNA testing. Michelle will focus on how it can help you confirm the accuracy of your research, and find new cousins to help break through the roadblocks and dead ends in your own research. Using personal success stories, Michelle talks you through the process from getting your results to matching with cousins and offers practical guidance on the best steps to take to succeed. 12.00 - Y-SNPs: Key to the future

Paddy is chairman of the Clare Roots Society and has pioneered DNA testing in Clare and surrounding areas. He has also DNAtested numerous members of his extended family and has had many genealogical successes with DNA. Here Paddy discusses some cases from his own experience, using them to illustrate how you can use DNA (particularly autosomal DNA) to expand your own research and make fascinating discoveries that you would otherwise have never known they existed. 14.00 - Genetic identification of the 1916 Cork Rebel, Thomas Kent (Jens Carlsson, UCD, IRL) Subject: Ancient DNA The remains of Thomas Kent, one of the 16 men executed after the Easter Rising, were exhumed in June 2015 and reburied in Sep 2015 following a State funeral in Castlelyons, Co. Cork. The only way to be sure that the remains were those of Thomas Kent was to recover DNA and compare it with those of living relatives. The scientific team was lead by Dr Carlsson from the UCD Earth Institute and here he tells the story of the recovery and identification, and how recent advances in DNA testing made this process a lot easier than it would have been ten years ago. 15.00 - The Marriage of Genetics and Genealogy: A Case Study (Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide, USA) Subject: Autosomal DNA Diahan’s mom was adopted from an unwed mother’s home in Seattle, Washington. But using a combination of genetic and genealogical tools, she was able to reconnect with her mom’s biological family. In this presentation you will learn how it has affected their lives and you will leave with concrete ideas on how to apply these same methods to your own personal genetic genealogical endeavours, whether you are looking for your father, or your 3X Great Grandfather. 16.00 - Connecting your DNA to the Ancient Irish Annals (Maurice Gleeson, ISOGG, IRL) Subject: DNA & the Gaelic Clans Maurice set out to connect his Gleeson “Clan” to the Ancient Irish Annals, only to be confronted with a variety of different hurdles and challenges. The same obstacles are likely to be encountered by many genealogists and DNA Project Administrators attempting to achieve the same objective and Maurice discusses some hints and tips on how to approach these genealogical conundrums. 17.00 - The Irish DNA Atlas Project – update Oct 2016

(Robert Casey, ISOGG, USA) Subject: Y-DNA

(Edmund Gilbert, RCSI, IRL) Subject: Autosomal DNA

The explosion of Y-SNPs is having a major impact on Surname Projects. Robert explores how Y-SNPs can be used to determine when Y-STR matches are not actually related. Y-STR “signatures” are covered in depth and how these signatures can be used to determine relatedness and predict Y-SNPs which in turn reduces Y-SNP testing costs. The availability of this new and ever-increasing body of Y-DNA data now allows the creation of reasonably accurate genetic descendant charts by extending Y-STR signatures into the genealogical time frame.

Ed returns to give us an update on this milestone project for Irish genealogy. Over 200 people have been recruited, each with 8 great grandparents from the same geographic area (c.50km radius). This gives us a snapshot of Irish autosomal DNA from about 1850, prior to the major emigration of later years. Already the project has identified distinct genetic groups within the Irish population, many of them quite clearly geographically defined. But what else have they recently discovered?


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