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Misconceptions and Pitfalls to Avoid when Using Irish Records by Richard M. Doherty
This lecture attempts to dispel some misconceptions about Irish genealogy and educates researchers about avoiding “pitfalls” when using ten Irish record types - which can negatively impact the effectiveness of research plans. This hopefully results in improved efficiency and an enhanced opportunity for success. In addition, some Irish records have unique characteristics which, if not understood, can lead the researcher astray.
Richard M. Doherty is a professional genealogist, lecturer, and author with over 45 years of experience who specializes in Irish research. He has made 39 research trips to Ireland and has lectured on various Irish genealogical topics since 1982 in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland, including two Irish Genealogical Congresses held at Trinity College, Dublin, and Maynooth College, Co. Kildare, Ireland; as well as the Back To Our Past event also held in Dublin. Dick has appeared on televised talk shows discussing Irish genealogy and has a personal Irish library of over 900 books. He is a founding officer of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan serving as president (1998-2000 and 2004-2006). He also was president of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (1986-1988 and 2011-2015), and the Oakland County (Michigan) Genealogical Society (1979-1983). He is the Director of Celtic Quest, LLC, organizing genealogical research trips to Ireland’s archives and repositories. Dick still serves on the boards of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan and Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. He is also a delegate to the Michigan Genealogical Council, and a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
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