Classes and Courses


The Autumn 2022 Programme

Free Classes

NIFHS Look Up Service
– Friday 4 November Evening
Launch of new Guide for North Irish Roots
– Thursday 17 November Afternoon
Launch of new Guide for North Irish Roots
– Thursday 17 November Evening

One-Session Classes

Amalgamating Your DNA Match Lists
– Saturday 5 November Afternoon
Using the Leeds Method
– Wednesday 9 November Evening
Registry of Deeds
– Friday 18 November Evening
Dating Old Family Photographs
– Friday 2 December Evening

Two-Session Courses

Starting out on Irish Family History
– Thursday Afternoons 13 & 20 October

Starting out on Irish Family History
– Thursday Evenings 13 & 20 October


Classes will last for around 90 minutes – usually a one-hour talk followed by questions and answers.
The cost involved:

•    Two Classes are FREE – “NIFHS Look Up Service“, “New Guide to North Irish Roots” (2 time slot options).
•    One-session Classes cost £10 each, Two-session Courses cost £20 each.

The Classes Programme PDF.


Bookings

Free Classes
Book your place by email, giving the Class title, your name, location, and if a NIFHS member your membership number. Send it to Education.Zoom@nifhs.org. An acknowledgement of your booking and the Zoom Meeting link for the Class will be sent to you normally within 72 hours. If it seems that the link email arrival is overdue please check your Spam/Junk folders in case it has been received there instead of in your Inbox.
Please “bookmark” or save the Zoom link in the acknowledgement email to make it easy to find when needed on the day of the Class.
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Other Classes
Click/Tap the Pay Now button associated with a Class to make your booking through PayPal.  After you pay you will receive a payment receipt from PayPal.
This will be followed by an email acknowledgement from the Society (normally within 72 hours) sent to the email address used for your payment through PayPal to confirm receipt of your booking and give you the Zoom Meeting Link for the class.  If it seems that the link email arrival is overdue please check your Spam/Junk folders in case it has been received there instead of in your Inbox.
Please “bookmark” or save the Zoom link in the acknowledgement to make it easy to find when needed on the day of the Class.
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Cancellations

A refund of the fee paid for a class booking will be made where cancellation of the booking is received at least seven days before the scheduled class start date. If a booking is cancelled at shorter notice we are unable to offer a refund of the fee. We may however be able to change your booking to a different class.
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Queries

Any queries relating to your Class bookings should be emailed to the Classes Team at Education.Zoom@nifhs.org.

Dating Old Family Photographs

Friday 2 December 2022 at 7pm GMT 

An online Zoom class with Alison Tait
Interpreting and dating photos is an important tool in our family history research. This class will use real examples to demonstrate dating techniques.

 

Book your place
£10

 



Any queries relating to these Classes should be emailed to the Classes Team at Education.Zoom@nifhs.org.



Starting out on Irish Family History

2 Thursdays – 13 & 20 October 2022 at 2pm BST (Afternoons)

An online Zoom course of two sessions with Audrey McKeown
Ideal for beginners to Irish records and those wanting a refresher, this two-session course has been developed to help you find useful up-to-date resources and websites. You will be introduced to records which will assist you in your family history research, including civil, church, census, burial and land records. The course will also cover the resources made available to NIFHS members.

   


Starting out on Irish Family History

2 Thursdays – 13 & 20 October 2022 at 7pm BST (Evenings)

An online Zoom course of two sessions with Audrey McKeown
Ideal for beginners to Irish records and those wanting a refresher, this two-session course has been developed to help you find useful up-to-date resources and websites. You will be introduced to records which will assist you in your family history research, including civil, church, census, burial and land records. The course will also cover the resources made available to NIFHS members.
   


NIFHS Look Up Service 

Friday 4 November 2022 at 7pm GMT

An online Zoom class with NIFHS Volunteers

Our ever-popular Look-up evening returns to give you an opportunity to reap the benefits of our society look-up service. This is not a formal talk but an opportunity for you to find out more about some of the items that the Society holds in its Research Library. Come along and ask us a question – you may even get a look-up done during the session!

   


Amalgamating Your DNA Match Lists

Saturday 5 November 2022 at 2pm GMT

An online Zoom class with Martin McDowell
Did you know you could use DNA Painter to combine together your match lists from Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, 23andme, Geneanet and GEDmatch? This class explains step-by-step how to use the bulk import tool to combine match lists and organise them by segment.

   


Using the Leeds Method 

Wednesday 9 November 2022 at 7pm GMT

An online Zoom course with Anne Johnston
Do you feel overwhelmed by your list of DNA matches and don’t know where to start? Or have you unknown parentage and can’t make sense of your matches? The Leeds Method, developed by Dana Leeds, helps you to group your matches and look for patterns. Join us for a session which will take you step-by-step through the methodology and give you hints and tips on the follow up.
   


Launch of New Guide for North Irish Roots 

Thursday 17 November 2022 at 2pm GMT (Afternoon)

An online Zoom class with Audrey McKeown and Mike McKeag

The North Irish Roots journal is brimming with sources, records and articles relating to a vast range of subjects. Over the last year, the journal editor and NIFHS members from around the world have produced a searchable guide of all 75 issues of the journal. This session will explain how members may use the updated Guide (which runs to over 200 pages) and also explain how back issues can be accessed.

   


Launch of New Guide for North Irish Roots 

Thursday 17 November 2022 at 7pm GMT (Evening)

An online Zoom class with Audrey McKeown and Mike McKeag

The North Irish Roots journal is brimming with sources, records and articles relating to a vast range of subjects. Over the last year, the journal editor and NIFHS members from around the world have produced a searchable guide of all 75 issues of the journal. This session will explain how members may use the updated Guide (which runs to over 200 pages) and also explain how back issues can be accessed.

   


Registry of Deeds

Friday 18 November 2022 at 7pm GMT

An online Zoom Class with Matthew Gilbert
Using memorials from the Registry of Deeds can be an effective tool in pushing your family tree back into the 1700s.  However, navigating the online records can be confusing.  With a detailed introduction, and worked examples, this class aims to show how to utilise the Registry of Deeds treasure trove.