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Family History Library Irish Discovery Day

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The Family History Library will hold its first Irish Discovery Day on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun day of Discovery Experiences, Family Workshops, Hands-on-Activities, and Mini Classes. Along with the Saturday Discovery Day activities, you may want to attend our free, week-long British Isles Research Seminar beginning Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17.

Discovery Experiences (Main Floor)[edit | edit source]

Family History Discovery Experiences
Irish Dancers
Time Title Description
9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
All About Me Learn about your name and history the year you were born
Where I Come From See migration routes for your ancestors
My Famous Relatives Find out what famous individuals you're related to
My Time Machine See your family in time
Picture My Heritage See your face in a costume worn by an ancestor
Record My Story Answer questions about yourself while being recorded
Record Our Story Family members can record information about their family or an ancestor
Picture Our Heritage Create memories of the event with family photos using various backgrounds





Family Workshops (Main Floor Classrooms B and C)[edit | edit source]

Ashford Castle, County Mayo
Time Event
10:00 a.m. Irish Culture and Traditions
10:30 a.m. Learn to Speak Irish Gaelic
11:00 a.m. Learn How to Do Irish Dancing
11:30 a.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Learn to Speak Irish Gaelic (repeat)
1:00 p.m. Learn How to Do Irish Dancing (repeat)
1:30 p.m. Irish Culture and Traditions (repeat)

Hands-on Activities (Main Floor Classroom A)[edit | edit source]

Time Event
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Irish Music and Videos
Create a pot of gold
Shamrock and tombstone rubbings


Mini-Classes (Main Floor Computer Lab)[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Block Party
Time Class
10:00 a.m. Discover Where Your Irish Ancestors Lived - Handout Document.png
10:30 a.m. Find Your Ancestors in the Irish Census - Handout Document.png
11:00 a.m. Was Your Ancestor Catholic? Find Them in the Catholic Church Records - Handout Document.png
11:30 a.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Find Your Irish Ancestor’s Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificate - Handout Document.png
1:00 p.m. Discover Where Your Irish Ancestors Lived (repeat)
1:30 p.m. Was Your Ancestor Catholic? Find Them in the Catholic Church Records (repeat)