IGRS Open Day and AGM – London – Saturday, 11th May 2019

The 2019 IGRS Open Day and Annual General Meeting is to be held on Saturday, 11th May, 2019 at the Abbey Conference Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU, United Kingdom, (travel information given below).

Irish in Australia, 2011 ( (© Wikipedia)

As usual, the day will take the format of two talks in the morning, followed by lunch and the AGM in the afternoon. Below are details of the day’s programme.

All are most welcome!

10:15 Registration, coffee and biscuits
10.45 Mining for Treasure in the IGRS Collections – Jill Williams, FIGRS
11.45 Freed felons, Land Hungry Migrants and Imperial Infantry: The Biographical Database of Australia as a Source for Genealogists – Michael C. Flynn, MA, Dip.FHS
13:00 Lunch
14:15 IGRS AGM (All welcome, but only members may vote)
15:30 Close

Jill Williams – a native of Co. Cork, is a Fellow of the Society and one of its most prominent members. Well known for her broad and deep knowledge of the sources for Irish genealogy, she has a particular specialisation in underutilised Internet resources. No doubt displaying her own inimitable wit, her talk promises to be an eye opener to the resources available to the genealogist on the IGRS website.

Michael Flynn – is a native of Australia and the honorary Research Officer and website text editor for the Biographical Database of Australia which was original established in 1982 as the Australian Biographical & Genealogical Record by well known genealogists, Keith Johnson and Malcolm Sainty. It now contains more than 900,000 biographical records, noting the names of 1.6 million Australians from all walks of life: free settlers, convicts, merchants, farmers, politicians, shopkeepers and business owners etc., all drawn from a wide variety of sources.

The charge for attending the morning lectures, which includes lunch, is £25 members (£30 for non-members). The AGM is free. While anyone can attend the AGM, only members can vote. If you are not already a member, why not join today?

If you are a member, please click here to purchase a ticket for the day.
If you are a non-member, please click here to purchase a ticket for the day.

You may also pay by cheque as follows:

  • Send cheque to The IGRS, 18 Stratford Ave, Rainham, Kent ME8 0EP with your name and either an SAE or note of your email address.

Travel information:

Railway station: Victoria
Tube: St James’s Park (District & Circle lines)
Buses: 11, 24, 211 via Victoria Street; 88 via Great Smith Street; 507 via Horseferry Road

Hoping to see you on the day!


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