The Irish Ancestral Research Association

Next Meeting

Friday October 9, 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.

Thomas Lester, Archivist and Records manager for the Archdiocese of Boston will speak on sacramental records available at the Archives, as well as some other useful collections and new and upcoming developments at the Archive, located at 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree.

About the speaker:
Thomas Lester is the new Archivist and Records manager at the Archdiocese of Boston Archives at 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree.

Upcoming Speakers

Saturday November 14, 2015 at 1:00pm (doors open at 12 noon).

TIARA - 2015 Annual Banquet at the historic Longfellow Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA.
After dinner, we will be entertained by Sheila Connolly, author of the County Cork mystery series featuring the owner of Sullivan's Pub - Maura Donovan.
This event is always sold out so early registration is encouraged!

Click here for more details and the registration form.

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

To receive meeting announcements by email, send a request to

Meeting Cancellation Notices

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

And of course, check TIARA's own web site!

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