Course Description

Irish Genealogy

Irish Genealogy is a course run by Malahide Community School Adult Education, Dublin. It is an Online course with a duration of 10 weeks. For more information about Irish Genealogy at Malahide Community School Adult Education, please review the details below.


Course Description:


Researching your family tree is a growing hobby. This class teaches you where to begin with Irish sources like the census, birth, death and marriage certificates, then progresses to parish registers, newspapers, wills, land records and the military. No prior knowledge is required but ability to use a computer and the internet is essential, as many genealogy records are now online.

Course Outline

Class I
What is genealogy?  Basics: where to start, how to record data, what to ask.  
Place names and cousin relationships.

Class II: The Census
In-depth look at the censuses & how to use them.

Class III: Civil Records
Births, Deaths, Marriage records at the General Register Office

Class IV: Church records
History of, where to find them, what is in them, discussing all major religions in Ireland. Cemeteries and memorial inscriptions.

Class V & VI Land Valuation records
Griffith’s Valuation & the Tithe Applotment books, Landed Estate Courts, estate records & the aristocracy.

Class VII
DNA testing

Class VIII
Newspapers, trade directories and local history journals.

Class IX
Military Records: British Army, Free State Army, WWI, Independence & Civil War period records.

Class X

Course Day & Time: Monday evening 7.30 – 9.30

Start Date: 18/09/23

Cost: €110

Course Format: In class with tutor. Maximum of 12 students.

Enrolment: Enrol online through our website  Enrolment will open on the 9th of August at 10am 

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Claire Bradley

Claire Bradley is a professional genealogist based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a Certificate in Family History from University College Dublin and an MA in the History of the Family from the University of Limerick. As well as teaching the course in Malahide Community School, she takes on research for clients and regularly gives lectures to family and local history societies. Claire is a former chairperson of the Ireland Branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. She also helps run the popular genealogy forum. Her particular interests are genetic genealogy, Irish Quakers and Dublin records. Her website is


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Training ProviderMalahide Community School Adult Education
Course LocationMalahide, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Start Date18th September 2023
Course Duration10 weeks
Course TimeMonday evenings 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Course Fee€110
Phone01 8460949
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