For Irish research, without knowledge and information from every available document for that family, finding ancestors in Ireland is usually unsuccessful. Many make the trip to Dublin or Shannon with no knowledge of what they are facing and expect to find family with ease. Naturalizations, passenger lists, vital records, here and there, legal records, newspapers, Irish and American, are but some of the sources needed for success.
Sheila Benedict will include examples of both successful and unsuccessful searches. The class will also explain the types of record sources in Ireland, repositories, and will offer a comprehensive reference list. In order to be successful in Ireland, you MUST gather every record available in the USA, including those that are hidden in a box under the bed.