Genealogy Workshop

Finding the Source: A Survey of Irish Genealogical Websites and Databases


Prerequisite: Previous attendance of our 19th Century Irish Genealogy Research Workshop or knowledge of Irish records and jurisdictions is strongly recommended.

“Finding the Source” will provide participants with an overview of fourteen Irish genealogy focused websites and databases. The class will begin with a brief review of the major Irish record types and an efficient approach to the Irish genealogical research process. Participants will then learn which websites are the most useful for Irish research, what records are available on each website, and where to find detailed guidelines on how to best utilize these sites. Examples of several types of records and where they can most efficiently be found will be covered.

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Miles Davenport has over 17 years of genealogy research experience. In 2010, he published his own colonial family history spanning over ten generations. He has been published in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and taught advanced genealogical courses at the Scottsdale Public Library. Miles is currently a volunteer staff genealogist at the McClelland Irish Library.


Members: $15

Non-Members: $20

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Frequently Asked Questions

What materials do I need for this class?

You do not need any specific materials. Make sure to bring whatever device (paper or electronic) you prefer to take notes on. Wireless Internet access is available during the class.

Where is the class held?

The Norton Room is located in the basement of the McClelland Library

How much does the course cost?

Each workshop costs $15 for Library/ICC members and $20 for the general public

How do I register?

Please click on the “Register Now” button at the top of this page.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have additional questions, please call the Genealogy Centre at 602.864.2353 or email us at

Thank you for your interest in our genealogy workshop offerings.