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May 9, 2014 at 7:30pm at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.
Michael Dwyer will present "Hands across the Sea: Links in the Family Chain of Irish Emigration". Using the examples of his father’s Irish-born grandparents and their extended kinship network, Michael F. Dwyer will illustrate how each one of these ancestors migrating to New England in the 1880s joined other family members who first came in aftermath of the Famine three decades before them. In turn, these new-arrivals continued to assist and sponsor other family members from Ireland to join them. All told, links in this chain of migration unfold a family saga that connects several generations over the course a century.
About the speaker: A long-time TIARA member, newsletter contributor, and past speaker, Michael F. Dwyer chairs the English Department of Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon, Vermont where he also teaches American Studies and European history. In 2003, the Vermont Department of Education named him Teacher of the Year. He is Assistant Editor of Rhode Island Roots and a Consulting Editor of The Maine Genealogist. His articles on Irish-American research have been published in The New England Historic and Genealogical Register and American Ancestors.
The June 2014 program 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 a new location - 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
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.
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