Genealogy Workshop

McClelland Library Printed Genealogy Collection

Level I: Introductory

This workshop will provide information for efficiently using the McClelland Library Genealogy printed collection in your Irish family research.

Level I: Introductory, topics include:

  • Why you will not find Online all you need to develop a comprehensive Family History
  • The current status of Genealogical Record Digitization
  • The McClelland Library Genealogy Collection, what is available and how to locate and utilize it’s reference materials
  • Print resources frequently used in finding ancestral places of origin and jurisdictional details
  • Examples where printed resources revealed additional details or helped to overcome roadblocks


Miles Davenport has over 18 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 has taught beginning and advanced genealogical courses at the McClelland and Scottsdale Libraries. Miles is currently a volunteer genealogist and lecturer at the McClelland Library.


Members: $15

Non-Members: $20

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February 8th, 2020

10:30AM – 1PM

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 genealogy@azirishlibrary.org

Thank you for your interest in our genealogy workshop offerings.