This module will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of genealogy. The course is designed to examine the fundamental sources for Irish genealogical  research, then to move beyond them to explore the lesser used sources to both locate and put ancestors into historical context. Students will have the opportunity to raise and examine their own Irish research problems

Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the genealogical process

  2. Demonstrate the use of genealogical data like: church records, wills, land records, family histories, surnames, gravestone inscriptions.

  3. Examine and evaluate historical records for evidence about ancestors and other relatives, their kinship ties, and the events that occurred in their lives.

  4. Demonstrate a need for critical thinking and an emphasis on the examination of history from different perspectives.

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