The Irish Ancestral Research Association

Next Meeting

Friday April 14, 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)

Book Publishing for Genealogists with Linda Roghaar

This talk will examine the procedures to turn your family history into a published book.  From manuscript preparation to printing, learn the important steps to preserve your work in a professional, permanent document or book that will be read and enjoyed by generations to come.  We will discuss how these steps apply to everyone and every project: writing, editing, copyediting, organizing and preparing visual elements, design and typesetting, proofreading, printing, and distribution.

About the speaker:
Linda Roghaar, publisher of Genealogy House Publishers, has worked in book publishing since the 1970s.   Her experience includes supervising bookstores, sales and marketing positions for several publishers, and twenty years as a literary agent.  Linda has been a publisher since 2007.

Upcoming Speakers

Friday May 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.

John Schnelle will introduce us to and describe his 'Townland Translator Database' - a tool
intended to help make sense of Ireland's land valuation records.

About the speaker: Genealogist - John Schnelle is a Boston-based Irish genealogist with a passion
for land records, maps, and rural agriculture.

The June 2017 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 - 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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