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Topic: Beginning Irish Genealogy
"Beginning Irish Genealogy" will help participants interested in researching their ancestors "over the pond". Beginning with information that can be unearthed here in the United States, presenter Cathy Cottone plans to detail pieces of the paper trail that may provide clues as to where your Irish ancestors may have lived in Ireland. This paper trail may include documentation for births, baptisms, marriages, naturalizations and deaths.
This program will show different resources and examples of that paper trail that will hopefully help participants segway into researching directly from Irish resources - including websites of interest that will be discussed.
Cathy Cottone has followed the "paper trail" of her ancestors since 1991 and hopes her experiences will help you find the "golden nugget" that will help you in your research!
Featured Speaker: Cathy Cottone
Cathy McCarthy Cottone has been researching her family since 1991 when she inherited her Grandmother's bible. Cathy's roots are in England, Ireland, Croatia, Finland and Norway. Cathy has worked as a genealogist at the Lyon Township Public Library in New Hudson, Michigan for over 20 years, helping research their roots.
Cathy has been a member of Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan for over 22 years and has served as a board member, including a past editor of The Irish Tree.
Cathy's motto is "Genealogy Before Housework".