Genealogy Workshop

19th Century Irish Genealogy Research: What’s Available and How to Find It


Level II: Intermediate

This workshop will provide participants with an in-depth look at Irish records created during the 1800’s. The Irish Civil Registration process will be explored, including the time period covered by these records and their limitations. The workshop will demonstrate how to use church parish records, Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Applotment Books, and other early 19th Century sources to uncover your Irish ancestors prior to the start of Civil Registrations. Participants will also develop an understanding of Ireland’s civil and religious jurisdictions and why this knowledge is essential in locating your Irish ancestors. A case study will be used to illustrate the various ways to determine family relationships prior to the start of the Civil Registration process.

October 9th, 2019

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Presenter: Miles Davenport
Volunteer Staff Genealogist

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.