The tour ran from October 10 to 20, 2012. This year TIARA did something new! The tour group attended the "Back To Our Past" conference in Dublin, representing the United States. Many Irish are beginning to be interested in researching their relatives who left Ireland, many traveling to the US. The TIARA table generated a lot of interest and several new members. Janis Duffy gave a talk on TIARA, and Susan Steele gave a talk on the Foresters Project, both of which were well received. Following the conference, the group spent the rest of week researching in Dublin at the National Library, Archives, and Evaluation Office. As usual, everyone had a great time, and made new friends as well as genealogical discoveries.
TIARA Ireland Research Trip 2011
With PRONI open once more, TIARA researchers spent a week in Belfast (October 7 - 15, 2011) as well as a week in Dublin (October 1 - 8). Those visiting Dublin took a break to tour the ancient area of Newgrange and a castle. In Belfast, the group took a full day sightseeing trip to the Antrim Coastline.
TIARA Ireland Research Trip 2010
Pat Landry and Carlyn Cox led fifteen researchers to Dublin, Ireland from October 1 to 9, 2010.
Their days at the National Library, Valuation Office, National Archives and other repositories were
lightened by a half-day trip to the National Stud.
Sean and Eileen O'Duill once again provided technical guidance to the researchers.
TIARA Salt Lake City Genealogy Research Trip 2010
The Salt Lake City trip was in May, and included seven nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel. It's a short walk to
the LDS library, with its wealth of genealogy information and knowledgable volunteers eager to assist the researchers.
TIARA Ireland Genealogy Research Trip 2009
An eager group of TIARA members went to Dublin for a week of research at local repositories.
They stayed at
Buswells's hotel to enjoy the convenience of the hotel's central location, as well as those great Irish breakfasts!
Everyone enjoyed a half-day Sunday tour
of the villages north of Dublin, with Sean O'Duill as guide. Janis Duffy, Pat Landry, and Eileen O'Duill provided technical guidance to the researchers.
TIARA Genealogy Cruise 2009
The TIARA Genealogy Cruise in January 2009 was enjoyed by all participants.
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas provided an ideal environment for learning and sharing genealogy information.
Shore days offered a break from intellectual pursuits, and a chance to absorb the lectures from the sea days. This is sure to be the first of many enjoyable genealogy cruises for TIARA!
The Salt Lake City Research Trip in October 2008 was a success! 18 Tiara members spent a week researching at the Family History Library. Participants made many finds in Irish, Canadian and US records. We had a wonderful excursion to the Kennecott Copper Mines and visited the Great Salt Lake. We ended the week with a wonderful dinner at The Roof restaurant overlooking the entire city.