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  • The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)
    Ireland 2011 Publications Book Sellers Irish Information Maps Counties Family Associations Clans Going To Ireland TIARA The Irish Ancestral Research Association is a non profit organization established to develop and promote the growth study and exchange of ideas among people and organizations interested in Irish genealogical and historical research and education Our monthly meetings educate and entertain our members as well as foster interaction with other Irish researchers We do NOT provide individual genealogical research services Next meeting at Brandeis Friday Feb 12 2016 at 7 30pm doors open at 7 00pm TIARA member Pam Holland will present Finding Cousins Using DNA Tools and Case Studies for Exploring Your Autosomal DNA Matches MEETING LOCATION Brandeis University Click here for directions Have you renewed your TIARA membership for 2016 If you have not renewed your membership in the past few months or joined us as a new member since the summer your membership will be expiring at the end of 2015 To renew your membership either online or regular mail click here If you are not certain of your membership status please feel free to email Membership Chair Pat Deal at TIARA Membership to check your status Thank you for your

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  • The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) - Meetings
    00pm a short business meeting at 7 30pm will be followed by our speaker See the Brandeis University campus map for directions TIARA member Pam Holland will present Finding Cousins Using DNA Tools and Case Studies for Exploring Your Autosomal DNA Matches This talk will show you how to explore your matches and use the tools available at the three major DNA testing companies FamilyTreeDNA AncestryDNA and 23andMe It will focus on practical ways to discover how you are related to your Autosomal DNA Cousins Case studies using matches at each testing company will illustrate methods you can use to connect with new cousins who can help you grow your family tree This talk assumes you are considering testing or have tested at one of the three DNA testing companies Upcoming Speakers Future meeting programs will be announced as soon as arrangements are completed Except July and August TIARA usually meets either the second Friday evening of every month or on the following Saturday morning at various locations On Friday nights the meetings will be held at Room G3 in the Mandel Center for Humanities on the campus of Brandeis University 415 South St Waltham Massachusetts See the Brandeis University campus map for directions Note that parking is free and handicap parking is available directly in front of the building Public Transportation is available via the Brandeis Roberts T stop however the station is approx 1 2 mile from the meeting facility The meetings are free and open to the public but membership is encouraged The programs presented at the meetings vary but may include general topics such as how to do genealogical research Irish history resources for Irish research in the New England Dublin and Belfast area and how to locate ancestors in Maritime Canada Northern Ireland or the

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  • The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) - Meetings
    Welcome to the Graveyard a Tour of Cemetery Art History Symbolism by Brenda Sullivan of The Gravestone Girls Wives Daughters Mothers Sisters Weavers Domestics Machine Operators Seamstresses by Susan Steele and Virgina Wright 2013 The City of Boston Archives by Marta Crilly Tracing Irish Domestic Servants by Marie Daly and The History and Archeology of Medieval Ireland and Scotland by Dr Paula de Fougerolles An introduction to the new Great Hunger Museum in Hamden CT by Grace Brady Blazing the Trail The O Kalem s in Ireland by Peter Flynn Bring Your Ancestors to Life Connect via Social History by Lori Lyn Price The Riobard O Dwyer Papers Families of the Beara Peninsula Co Cork by Judy Lucey Using Evernote for genealogy research by Alice Kane 2012 Discovering Immigrant Voices through House History Research by Marian Pierre Louis The 1940 Census by Michael Brophy From Bantry Bay to Derry Quay Irish Geography for Genealogists by Marie Daly and Tales from Roscommon and Stories of the Famine by Kieran Furey Castle Garden The Barge Office and Manhattan s Pier Immigration Through the Port of New York by Nancy Levin Irish Estate Records for Genealogists by R Andrew Pierce Foresters Records of the Bread and Roses Families by Susan Steele and Virginia Wright Dead Money Researching Heirs from Ireland to Boston by Marie Daly and Michael Brophy Irish Genealogy 202 Six more ways to find your Irish ancestors by Thomas Toohey The Rising at Roxbury Crossing by James Redfearn Genealogy Apps for Mobile Devices by Dick Eastman 2011 The Irish in New York by John McEneny Foresters Records Tribulations Triumphs and Treasures by Susan Steele and Joanne Riley Irish Genealogy Seminar Eight lectures by Marie Daly Janis Duffy Judith Lucey Eileen O Duill and Sean O Duill Writer s Conference Writing a

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  • 2014 TIARA Meetings
    FamilySearch org by Marie Daly NEHGS Senior Genealogist and TIARA founder Marie Daly presented Irish Genealogy Research on FamilySearch org The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed millions of American and Irish records and has now digitized them making them freely accessible to worldwide researchers Among these collections are vital records census substitutes probate records taxation lists and even prison registers Marie presented a number of techniques for using both searchable and browsable data on Familysearch org as well as accessing valuable Irish information on microfilm John L Sullivan America s First Sports Hero by Christopher Klein Author Christopher Klein introduced us to John L Sullivan America s First Sports Hero Born in Boston s South End to Irish immigrant parents John Lawrence Sullivan 1858 1918 was the last of the bare knuckle heavyweight boxing champions He was the first American athlete to earn over one million dollars the first American sports superstar and a powerful symbol of Irish American ascendancy during the Gilded Age When Sullivan known as the Boston Strong Boy captured the heavyweight title in 1882 no Bostonians celebrated more than the Irish who had felt blistered by Brahmin scorn since their arrival That legendary spirit of the fighting Irish that was made flesh in Sullivan transformed him into a hero for hundreds of thousands of sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle who had felt emasculated in the wake of the Great Hunger powerless under the thumb of the British and slighted in their new homeland Sullivan s strength and self belief were elixirs for a people who had suffered from malignant shame Christopher Klein the author of the new biography Strong Boy The Life and Times of John L Sullivan America s First Sports Hero will share the tale of the hard hitting and hard drinking boxing champion against the backdrop of Irish America emerging during the Gilded Age Saturday April 12 2014 Howard Johnson by Anthony Sammarco Noted historian and author Anthony Sammarco presented a fascinating account of Howard Johnson and the creation of the legendary Howard Johnson restaurant and hotel business Howard Johnson created an orange roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to Florida and all the way to the West Coast Popularly known as the Father of the Franchise Industry Johnson delivered the legendary 28 flavors of ice cream good food and prices that brought appreciative customers back for more Friday May 9 2014 Hands across the Sea Links in the Family Chain of Irish Emigration by Michael Dwyer Long time TIARA member and genealogical writer Michael Dwyer presented Hands across the Sea Links in the Family Chain of Irish Emigration Using the examples of his father s Irish born grandparents and their extended kinship network Michael F Dwyer illustrated how his Irish ancestors migrated to New England in the 1880s to join other family members who first came in aftermath of the Famine three decades before them In turn these new arrivals

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  • 2013 TIARA Meetings
    at the City of Boston Archives Marta spoke about the holdings of the City of Boston Archives highlighting records of particular interest to Irish American research She showed examples of many of the records available from schools tax registers and maps plus the extensive collection of old photographs the Archives staff has posted on Flickr The web site for these photos is flickr com cityofbostonArchives March 23 2013 Irish Genealogy Seminar Jointly with the New England Historic Genealogical Society held at NEHGS 100 Newbury St Boston MA Marie Daly founder of TIARA and longtime NEHGS Library Director presented Tracing Irish Domestic Servants A number of Boston area case studies were discussed Dr Paula de Fougerolles noted writer with a doctorate in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge spoke about the history and archeology that inspired her to create The Chronicles of Iona a historical fiction series set in Ireland and Scotland in the 6th century After the morning presentations participants were invited to use the NEHGS research library for the rest of the day April 5 2013 An Introduction to Ireland s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut Meeting was held at the ICC Irish Cultural Center 200 New Boston Drive Canton MA Grace Brady executive director of the Great Hunger Museum introduced the audience to the museum which is home to the world s largest collection of visual art artifacts and printed materials relating to the Irish Famine The museum s collection focuses on the famine years from 1845 52 when blight destroyed virtually all of Ireland s potato crops for consecutive years The crop destruction coupled with British governmental indifference to the plight of the Irish who at the time were part of the United Kingdom resulted in the deaths of more than 1

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  • 2012 TIARA Meetings
    immigrant reception process The Barge Office became the temporary receiving office while the building on Ellis Island was being built 1890 1892 It was again used when the new facilty on Ellis Island burned down and had to be rebuilt this time in brick Nancy Levin provided a detailed look at the reception of immigrants in New York City She described the financial arrangements between New York City and New York State the politics and the experience from an immigrant point of view She also discussed what the sea voyage must have been like during the 19th century before laws were passed to protect the passengers May 18 2012 Irish Estate Records for Genealogists by R Andrew Pierce R Andrew Pierce has been a professional genealogist since 1984 He formerly worked at New England Historic Genealogical Society Andy specializes in Irish New England and American Indian research Andrew has transcribed the Sexton estate papers and donated the resulting information to the County Clare library His publications include The Stones Speak Irish Place Names From Inscriptions in Boston s Mount Calvary Cemetery NEHGS 2000 and The Wampanoag Genealogical History of Martha s Vineyard GPC 2003 He spoke about the recent advances in making Estate Records available on line and of the information that can be obtained from them He gave an excample of a family that could be traced back to the mid 1700 s through the records of one estate Andrew explained Rent Rolls or Rentals Leases Rent Ledgers Maps and Surveys Wage Accounts Tenant Lists and Valuations He gave the following list of useful web sites http www from ireland net Irish estate records Irish Estate Records 3A http sources nli ie National Library of Irlenad http www landedestates ie http www nationalarchives gov uk nra default asp http www findmypast ie account home Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850 1885 http www proni gov uk index search the archives ecatalogue htm The electronic catalogue for Northern Ireland June 9 2012 Foresters Records of the Bread and Roses Families by Susan Steele and Virginia Wright This meeting was held at the Lawrence Heritage State Park at One Jackson Street Lawrence MA in the Community Room 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence Thousands of people many of them female and many of them recent immigrants walked out of the mills to protest short pay The three month strike made an impact all over the United States The strike was settled on March 14 1912 on terms generally favorable to the workers TIARA and the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists Merrimack Valley will offer a special program at the Lawrence Heritage State Park TIARA members Susan Steele and Virginia Wright will present a program on Foresters Records of the Bread and Roses Families We will then enjoy a guided walking tour of the Lawrence Heritage State Park Attendees will also have the option of visiting a Bread and Roses exhibit at the Everett Mill which figured

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  • 2011 TIARA Meetings
    Irish graveyards and has transcribed the tombstone inscriptions in several Irish cemeteries in the Boston area Janis Duffy is a well know genealogist with a great deal of experience She is the former research supervisor at the Massachusetts Archives at Columbia Point and is now the librarian at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Janis is a past president of TIARA and has directed several successful research trips to Ireland In April she will be speaking at the NERGC conference in Springfield Judith Lucey joined the NEHGS staff in 2003 She received a B S in Education from Northeastern University and an M S in Library and Information Science from Simmons College Her genealogical interests include Irish genealogy Newfoundland 19th and 20th century genealogy Beginning genealogy Italian genealogy and the history of Cambridge and Somerville Mass A native of the Boston area she currently resides in Somerville Mass Eileen O Duill BA MA holds certificates in Advanced and Contemporary Genealogy and is a Certified Genealogist Elieen was born in the United States of Irish parents and emigrated to Ireland in 1974 where she met and married Sean O Duill In 1990 she was able to turn a lifelong interest in genealogy into a career of research and teaching Her unique perspective can give American researchers special insights into their Irish heritage Sean O Duill BA H Dip is a fluent Irish speaker from Louisburg Co Mayo He is well known as a lecturer and writer on Irish folklore His talks on folklore are of great interest to Irish family historians Sean and Eilleen function as O Duill Associates in Dublin They can be reached through their website Heirs Ireland April 16 2011 Writer s Conference Held at Cape Cod Community College The theme was to get inspired to write a family history Speakers were Leslie Huber and Steve Chidester The full description and registration form can be seen by clicking here May 20 2011 Kathleen Williams Resources at Boston College Kathleen Williams Irish Studies Librarian at Boston College gave a presentation about the use of the on line databases at Boston College Using the browser she showed the Holmes and Quest search engines Boston College has a very large collection of Irish history and genealogy material which can be accessed either on line or at one of the campus libraries the Burns Library the Bapst Art Library or the O Neill Library The Burns Library is home to more than 250 000 volumes some 16 000 000 manuscripts and important collections of architectural records maps art works newspapers photographs films prints artifacts and ephemera The Irish Collection at Burns is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind outside Ireland The O Neill Library holds 1 4 million volumes of the Boston College Libraries research collections in a broad range of subjects The Libguide to Irish Genealogy Irish Studies is helpful in getting started with the Irish collection Start your on line visit at www bc edu libraries

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  • 2010 TIARA Meetings
    on New York City history Boston history immigration history and 20th century American history He is the author of American Passage The History of Ellis Island HarperCollins 2009 The Ungovernable City John Lindsay and his Struggle to Save New York Basic Books 2001 and co editor of Living in the Eighties Oxford University Press 2009 Prof Cannato has written for numerous publications including The New York Times The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post May 8th 2010 Writer s Workshop for the Irish Researcher at Bentley University Adamian Commons Waltham MA MANY OF US SPEND YEARS RESEARCHING AND GATHERING INFORMATION OF GREAT VALUE SOME OF US ARE MORE ORGANIZED THAN OTHERS SOME OF US NEED HELP WITH THAT IT S ALSO VITAL THAT WE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHERS IF YOU WANT TO PUT ALL OF THAT RESEARCH INTO A NARRATIVE FORM SO THAT OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS PRESENT AND FUTURE CAN SHARE IN YOUR DISCOVERIES THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU Schedule and Presenters 9 00am Registration Welcome Continental Breakfast is available with bakery fresh muffins Danish bagels scones and croissants seasonal fresh fruit and yogurt Assorted juices coffee and tea are included 9 30am Between the Lines Writing and Illustrating Your Family History By Marcia Melnyk Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk is a professional genealogist who has taught beginning and advanced genealogy courses for more than 18 years She is the author of The Genealogist s Handbook for New England Research Fourth Edition The Weekend Genealogist Timesaving techniques for Effective Research The Genealogist s Question and Answer Book and Family History 101 Marcia is President and a founding member of The Italian Genealogical Society of America a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists APG former executive board member of the New England Regional Genealogical Conference NERGC as well as many local and national societies 10 30am Question Answer Period 11 30am Break for lunch included in the cost of registration Basic deli buffet consisting of sandwiches potato chips cookies water and assorted soft drinks 12 30pm Telling the Family Story From Blogs to Scrapbooks By Maureen Taylor For the past 10 years Maureen A Taylor has been providing in depth analysis of historical photos primarily for people who are researching their family histories In 2007 The Wall Street Journal called her the nation s foremost historical photo detective Maureen s books and articles focus on family photography history and genealogy 1 30pm Question Answer Period 2 15pm Wrap up June 10th 2010 Kevin O Hara The Last of the Donkey Pilgrims The warm hearted story of an Irish American who went back to Ireland in 1979 to discover his roots He traveled the entire coastline of Ireland with a donkey and a cart and wrote a book about his expereinces and the people he met Some people search for the truth of their lives in their families and in their past Some go back to their roots in an effort to discover who were the people who helped shape their

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