TIARA is an active participant at Irish festivals, genealogy conferences and workshops at the community, state, regional, national and international levels.  We are members of planning committees, sell books, do family research consultations and provide speakers.

The Celtic Connections Conference

In 2014, TIARA partnered with IGSI (Irish Genealogical Society International) to create the CELTIC CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE, a 2-3 day event filled with information and camaraderie for family history researchers. It has become a well-known genealogy conference for Irish genealogy researchers.

The first conference was held August 2014 in Waltham, MA. The second conference took place in Minneapolis, MN August 2016. The third conference was held in August 2018 in Newton, MA. 

The Celtic Connections Conference 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused us to take a detour on our “Journey Home” in 2020, a new trail was even better Learn from 11 outstanding speakers, 25 pre-recorded presentations and live chats with the presenters.

The 2020 Conference is now over, but planning and preparation for the 2022 CCC is already in motion! We expect the 2022 event to be better than ever with combined in-person and virtual events and sessions. We have targeted August 2022, so save the date.

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Other Conferences and Organizations

TIARA is a member society of the following genealogical research consortia and often participates in their genealogical conferences and meetings:

  • Massachusetts Genealogical Council
  • New England Regional Genealogical Consortium 
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies

TIARA members have given presentations and staffed booths at community centers, libraries, and universities from Boston to Dublin, Ireland.  The following list is a just a sampling of events.