The Irish Ancestral Research Association

Next Meeting

Friday December 11, 2015 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)
See the Brandeis University campus map for directions.

Well-known author and speaker, photodetective Maureen Taylor will present "Photo Detecting 101".   Learn how you can spot clues in your family photos to be able to place them in time and place.

Note: Maureen will be available before the meeting to do photo consultations.   The fee is $40 which includes consultation on 3 photos.   Please email Maureen directly at [mtaylor @ taylorandstrong . com] to arrange a consultation.   (Note: You must remove spaces from the email address)

About the speaker:
Maureen Taylor is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.   She is the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).   She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times.   Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as  Currently a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine, Maureen also writes personal memoirs and narrative family histories for the Newbury St. Press of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).

Upcoming Speakers

Future meeting programs 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
2120 Commonwealth Ave.
Auburndale, Massachusetts

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Meeting Cancellation Notices

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Also, Cancellation Notices will appear on Channel 7's website WHDH.   

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