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

Fiona Fitzsimons is a family historian, writer and researcher for 25 years. She is a founder of Eneclann and in 2016 of the Irish Family History Centre. Fiona is a columnist for History Ireland and Irish Lives Remembered, and has written feature articles for Irish national newspapers. She has undertaken the Irish research for multiple series of WDYTYA (U.K., Ireland, Australia). Founder of the Summer Talks at the National Library of Ireland (2012), and of the monthly Expert Workshops  (2014). In 2015 she was re-elected as International Trustee of the ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS.