From the Ashes: The 1922 Irish Public Record Office Fire by David Ryan

Webinar: From the Ashes: The 1922 Irish Public Record Office Fire
Speaker: David Ryan
When: Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00am Eastern

Program Description:
The destruction of the Public Records Office in June 1922 at the outset of the Irish Civil War has cast a long shadow over Irish genealogical research. Anyone who has sought their Irish ancestors has likely encountered frustration at the gaps in available records caused by this disaster. But how much do we really know about the events that caused the fire and were all our records really lost? This talk will explore the background to the Public Record Office fire and address some of the myths that have grown up around it. It will also examine how recent advances in conservation techniques and modern technology are allowing the recovery of some records previously believed lost.

Speaker Bio:
David Ryan (MA DIPGEN) is a professional genealogist and oral historian based just outside of Cork city, Ireland. David is a graduate of University College Cork. He holds an MA in Medieval History and a Diploma in Genealogy. He is currently undertaking an MA in Public History with the University of Limerick. He has worked as a professional genealogist for the past eight years.

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