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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Minister Humphreys launches online genealogy toolkit for schools


The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, is today (Wednesday) launching a new online genealogy toolkit for schools, aimed at encouraging students to trace their roots and explore their family tree. The '2016 Family History' website has been created by the National Archives as a legacy project under the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. The website provides tips on how to find your ancestors, and brings together a range of online resources. Through informative videos and step-by-step guides, case studies and targeted tasks, students can learn how to explore the vast array of Irish historical records available online, including the census, civil records, military archives and church registers.
Speaking today Minister Humphreys said: "There is such a vast array of online historical records available, the challenge can often be knowing where to start. This new genealogy toolkit gives ample tips on how to do just that. It provides students with a step-by-step guide on how to search through a range of online databases and archives, allowing them to explore their family history..
The website is available to view by clicking https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/2016-family-history/welcome.

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