A large crowd attended the family history day event at Marlay House on Saturday 17 August. The event consisted of short talks, demonstrations and personal advice desks conducted by members of the Genealogical Society of Ireland who have been tracing their families and other local families in the area for almost 30 years.
The talks were given by members Fiona Tipple, Tony O’Hara and Billy Saunderson on the subjects of the 1901 and 1911 Census, Civil and Religious records and Billy’s talk was on researching Family History.
There were several members giving genealogical advice at the designated personal advice desks at the entrance hall and this remained exceptionally busy all afternoon.
A big thanks to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown staff for providing technical help and such an excellent venue for the afternoon