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O'Malley Genealogy Workshop

O’Malley Gathering Limerick 2019

Genealogy and Family History Workshop

Strand Hotel , O’Brien/Wogan room, 4 pm – 6 pm

Family Trees

We will have space in the hotel to display family trees, whether large or small, in whatever (paper) format you bring them. We hope that people will make connections and learn more about the spread of O’Malleys around the world. Please bring yours along.

Chair: Stephen Treacy of Tribe 101

Stephen will describe the collaboration between the O’Malley Clan Association and Tribe 101, with the objective of building an online community of O’Malleys

The O’Malley DNA Project: The story so far
Dr Maurice Gleeson MB, Genetic Genealogist

Genetic genealogy is a rapidly growing and increasingly effective tool in tracing family connections. The O’Malley DNA project has already added new information in the quest to find out where we all came from and how we are connected. Find out the latest information and learn how you can get involved. Maurice Gleeson is Education Ambassador for ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy), a member of the APG, and organiser of Genetic Genealogy Ireland (the annual national conference on DNA & genealogy). Maurice did his first DNA test in 2008 and has never looked back. Now he is administrator of several Surname DNA Projects, including the Gleason, Farrell, and O'Malley DNA Projects. He also works with adoptees and with people of unknown parentage to help them reconnect with their biological family. In association with this work, he has appeared on Irish TV as a consultant for the TV series Adoption Stories. He authors several blogs (DNA and Family Tree Research, Genetic Genealogy Ireland, and blogs associated with his surname projects) and is a regular contributor to genealogical magazines (Irish Roots, Irish Lives Remembered). His YouTube videos on genetic genealogy are very popular and have won him international recognition (his YouTube channel is called DNA and Family Tree Research). He has organised the DNA Lectures for "Genetic Genealogy Ireland" in Dublin and "Who Do You Think You Are" in the UK since 2012, and has given talks all over Ireland, the UK, and internationally. He was voted "Genetic Genealogist of the Year 2015” (SurnameDNA Journal) and “Superstar Genealogist, Ireland” in 2016 and 2017 (Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections).

Oral History – How to capture your family’s memories and stories
Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara, Oral Historian and Heritage Consultant

How often do you wish you had asked your grandparents or other relatives more questions about the family while they were still with you? This talk will provide useful advice on how to go about it. What questions should you ask? How should you capture the answers? Tomás Mac Conmara is an award-winning oral historian from County Clare. In 2016, he was commended by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, as one of seven recipients who have made outstanding contributions to culture over the last 100 years for a Comhaltas Forógra na Cásca Centenary Award. He began recording oral history at the age of fifteen and is now recognised as one of the leading oral historians in the country. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Limerick for his study into the social memory of the Irish War of Independence. He was the founder of Cuimhneamh an Chláir (Memories of Clare) and now runs Mac Conmara Consulting, a heritage consultancy, leading cultural projects for national clients like Waterways Ireland, Dublin Port, the Military Archives and several local authorities. He has authored several books including: Days of Hunger, The Clare Volunteers and the Mountjoy Hunger Strike of 1917. In February 2019, he published The Time of the Tans, An Oral History of The War of Independence in County Clare.