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May 2022 General Monthly Meeting
May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Using Google Pro, Griffith’s Valuation and Irish Townlands, to Map and Visit the Land of Your Ancestors
Researching the speciﬁc location of Irish Ancestors is challenging. The creative use of online databases, coupled with free and available software programs, affords researchers the opportunity to pinpoint townlands and locations where distant ancestors lived and worked. For researchers that plan on visiting Ireland, and even those who may not, the ability to see the actual location where their ancestors were from, while sitting at their home computer, is an exhilarating experience.
The speaker will demonstrate how this can be accomplished, along with developing a strategy for identifying the next steps in ﬁnding potential relatives still located in Ireland today.
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Speaker: Joe Hunter
Joe Hunter has been researching his family history for the last 24 years, having traced all (16) of his 2X great grandparents back to Ireland. Joe has utilized his research to obtain dual citizenship with Ireland and participated in a research trip with New England Historic Genealogy Society (NHGS) to the Public Records Oﬃce of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in 2012.
Joe has a certiﬁcate in Genealogical Research from Boston University (OL29), a certiﬁcate of completion in the ProGen 50 Study Group and is the current Vice President and Membership Coordinator on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (GPAC-APG). He is also the Presentation Coordinator for The Main Line Genealogy Club (MLGC), the Distance Member Coordinator of The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) and is a volunteer genealogist for the Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society (VHAS).