Genealogy Workshop

Getting Started with Irish Genealogy Research

Level I: Introductory

This workshop will acquaint participants with the basic genealogical process along with goal-setting, research source selection and documentation requirements. The class will highlight the methods and numerous resources available for discovering Irish ancestry at the McClelland Library. An actual research project will be used to trace the ancestry of an American-born Irish descendant back through three generations to locate the family’s ancestral homeland in Ireland. The session will conclude with a discussion of resources and tools that are useful for genealogical research.



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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March 4th, 2020

11AM – 1:30 PM


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.