FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 1, 1994
The Irish Genealogy event of the year welcomes world renowned guests.
An unusual gathering of world authorities on Irish Genealogy in
Atlantic Canada will be available to those interested in Irish family
research at an international three day event to be held at Saint
Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from July 7th to 9th.
The Irish Association of Nova Scotia (An Cumann) and The D'Arcy McGee
Chair of Irish Studies at Saint Mary's University are proud to sponsor
this unique gathering.
The impressive list of world renowned guest speakers include; Donal
Begley, the Chief Herald of Ireland, Brian Trainor, the former
director of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and Julian
Walton, director of the Waterford heritage Survey.
Terry Punch a well known genealogist and past president of the Nova
Scotia Genealogical Society will head the accomplished group of
regional experts in presentations on both genealogy and record
Other regional experts in the field include; Elsa Hochwald, editor of
the Newfoundland & Labrador Ancestor, and past president of the
Newfoundland & Labrador Genealogical Society, Brendan O'Grady, author
of a forthcoming book on the Irish in P. E. I., as well as Mary
McDevitt and Peter Murphy who are experts on New Brunswick Irish
We hope to attract people interested in Irish family research from
inside and outside the Atlantic Region to this broad ranging event.
As well as the formal presentations participants can expect to enjoy a
demonstration of data base record gathering, seminars on gathering and
managing records and a lively social atmosphere.
The event will conclude with a traditional Irish Celidh on the last
night of the conference. For more information please write, the Chair
of Irish Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, N.S., B3H 3C3,
phone (902) 420-5519, fax (902) 420-5110 or
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Christine McGann, Conference Coordinator
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Chair of Irish Studies at Saint Mary's University. Please reply as
directed in body of the message, not by "reply" as that will come to
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I have cross-posted this to all groups, I am aware of, that have an
IRISH focus: Namely: Celtic-L, Celtling, Ireland, Irl-News,
Irl-Pol, and Irtrad- l. If you are aware of any other groups that
would like to receive it please notify me and I will post it to them.
This is to prevent multiple posts. I hope to see you at the
conference ! Terry MacLean