The Irish Ancestral Research Association

Next Meeting

Friday December 8, 2017 at 7:30pm

Meeting at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3. (doors open at 7:00pm... a short business meeting at 7:30pm
will be followed by our speaker)

Profesional genealogist Dave Robison will present What Did You Miss: Deep Diving into your Research.

This lecture will demonstrate that anyone can miss something that could alter your research.   Examples will be given where attention to the smallest details can change identities, relationships and untold numbers of facts that may have been overlooked.  We’ll solve a few brick walls or create a few new ones leading you to further research.  As the say, “The devil’s in the details!”

About the speaker:
Dave Robison owner of Old Bones Genealogy of New England, is a professional genealogist from Western Massachusetts.   Dave is the President of the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (WMGS) and the Connecticut Society of Genealogists (CSG).  He was recently Co-Chair for the 2017 NERGC Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Dave has taught dozens of courses in genealogical research at all levels.   The subject matter has covered basic and intermediate research strategies, common pitfalls of family research, the use of off-line research facilities especially New England resources, DNA, utilizing Facebook and other social media for research, and several others.

Upcoming Speakers

Future meeting lectures will be announced as soon as arrangements are completed.

Except July and August, TIARA usually meets either the second Friday evening of every month, or on the following Saturday morning at various locations.

On Friday nights, the meetings will be held at - Room G3 in the Mandel Center for Humanities, on the campus of Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, Massachusetts. ( See the Brandeis University campus map for directions. )

Note that parking is free and handicap parking is available directly in front of the building.   Public Transportation is available via the Brandeis/Roberts "T" stop however the station is approx. 1/2 mile from the meeting facility.   The meetings are free and open to the public, but membership is encouraged.

The programs presented at the meetings vary, but may include general topics such as: how to do genealogical research; Irish history; resources for Irish research in the New England, Dublin, and Belfast area; and how to locate ancestors in Maritime Canada, Northern Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland.   Note that each meeting will begin with a brief TIARA business meeting and announcements of upcoming events that may be of interest to the members.

For information about upcoming programs, write to:
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
84 South St.
Waltham, Massachusetts

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Meeting Cancellation Notices

Meeting cancellations will appear on Boston's Channel 7 or 56 by 1:00 PM in case of severe weather.   
Cancellation Notices will also appear on Channel 7's website WHDH.   

If you would like Channel 7 to send the Cancellation Notice directly to your mobile device,
you can learn more and register at WHDH Weather Alert.

Also, if classes are cancelled at Brandeis due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled.

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