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TIARA Future Genealogy Research Trip Plans

TIARA Travels 2015

TIARA is pleased to announce the following trip in 2015:

TIARA is once again offering research in Ireland!   Now is the perfect time to consider joining us for one or perhaps both of the following weeks:

  April 25 - May 2, 2015: Research Trip to Dublin, Ireland.
  Click here for the trip brochure and mail-in registration form.   Click here for online registration.

  May 2 - 9, 2015 : Research Trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  Click here for the trip brochure and registration form.   Click here for online registration.

Where would one research in Ireland?

In Dublin, participants typically research at the National Library of Ireland, National Archives, General Register Office, Valuation Office, Registry of Deeds and the Gilbert Library.   An often overlooked resource in Dublin is the vast newspaper collection at the Gilbert Library.   A recent trip participant discovered an obituary for a relative which confirmed her connection to an ancestor!

In Belfast, participants typically research at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), the Linen Hall Library, and the General Register Office of Northern Ireland.   An often overlooked resource at PRONI is the vast collection of administrative records relating to the management of landed estates in Ulster, from the early 17th century onwards.   A number of these estate records belong to landlords who resided in Northern Ireland but their estates were located in what is now known as the Republic of Ireland.

Both research trips will be led by professional and/or highly skilled researchers from TIARA and an Ireland-based professional as well.  Travel arrangements provided by Brian Moore International Travel (BMIT).   Brian Moore's expertise in travel to Ireland makes them perfectly suited to handle your travel plans to either research destination... as well as arranging an extended trip to perhaps travel to your ancestor's place of origin!

If you aren't sure if you are ready for research in Ireland, please contact us and we would be happy to assess your research.
You may contact either Janis Duffy or Marie Ahearn if you would like to discuss your research.

If you're interested in any of the trips above, or have a suggestion for a research destination, let us know by sending an email to to receive updates, ask questions, or to put your name on a particular trip's attendee list. Once a trip fills up, we will take names for a waiting list.

We will update this page with additional details as they become available.

Trips are open to TIARA members and members of partner organizations. Guests of members may also attend at the same discounted rate. To become a member of TIARA, click here for a membership application form.

Please check out the photos taken on the previous trips!

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