The Irish Ancestral Research Association

Next Meeting

Friday May 11 at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

Meeting at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.
See the Brandeis University campus map for directions.

Lori Lyn Price will present "A terrible malady: Disease and Epidemics in New England".   Epidemics of smallpox, measles, yellow fever, diphtheria and other illnesses were common ailments in New England from colonial times up through the 19th century.  Learn more about these diseases, why they were so greatly feared by your ancestors, and remedies they may have used.

About the speaker:
Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, has worked on her personal genealogy for 20 years and recently completed a master’s degree in history with an emphasis on history of medicine.  She loves sharing her passion for social history, genealogy, and bringing ancestors to life by placing them in historical and social context.   More information about Lori can be found at

Upcoming Speakers

Friday June 8, 2018 at 7:30pm at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.

Seema Kenney will present "Be A Good Ancestor".
While you may feel there’s nothing important or noteworthy about your life, sometime within the next 100 years, someone who
is researching their own history is going to want to know more about you.  We'll look at a few ways to leave them something to find.

About the speaker:
Seema Kenney is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist.  Her known roots are deep in New England
as well as England, Germany, and Sweden.  She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University (BU), completed
the ProGen Study Program and is an active member and officer of several societies.

No meetings in July and August.  Future meeting lectures will be announced as soon as arrangements are completed.

Have a great Summer!

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
121 Boston Post Road, Suite 3
Sudbury, 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.  
Cancellation Notices will also appear on Channel 7's website WHDH.   

Also, if classes are cancelled at Brandeis due to weather, the TIARA meeting will also be cancelled.

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