13:15 - 14:00

Genealogy touches on related disciplines, including archaeology and genetics. Using a recent case-study, the speaker sets out key skills, strategies and some insider tips, and shows how to break down research brick-walls. Learn how how one remarkable Irish family was traced over 7 generations across Europe, Britain and Ireland.
And how the successful resolution led to a ground-breaking collaboration with medical geneticists.
(Topics discussed include: skills/ Problem-solving/ breaking down research brick walls)

Fiona Fitzsimons

Since 1996 Fiona Fitzsimons has led the Irish Family History Centre (Eneclann) research team. 

 As Research director, Fiona plays a key role in developing and ensuring quality in Eneclann’s digital publications and online resources at www.findmypast.ie , www.irishgenealogy.ie and elsewhere.  

 Research credits include Who Do You Think You AreFaces of American and Finding our Roots

Historical adviser on the Oscar nominated film Albert Nobbs; Reign (Warner Bros, CBS); and Penny Dreadful (Showtime, Sky Atlantic).

Fiona is a columnist for History Ireland, and a feature writer for Irish Lives Remembered online magazine.