The following is an announcement from Celtic Quest, LLC:
Imagine researching your Irish ancestors on their own turf. Imagine finding solutions to your pesky research dilemmas. Imagine sharing your successes with fellow researchers over a pint in an Irish pub.
Well, imagine no more! Celtic Quest, LLC, has organized a unique research opportunity for the Irish researcher. You determine which research facilities you want to use and when. Once you have pre-registered and before you take off for Ireland, trip directors will perform a research assessment for up to two of your research objectives. During evening consultations in Dublin, suggestions for additional research may be discussed to make your research time in Ireland more productive. Receive instruction on using the repositories from trip directors and Irish professionals who use or work in the repositories. Trip directors Richard Michael Doherty and Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL, have each led several trips to the Emerald Isle and will help guide your research while in Ireland.
Celtic Quest, LLC, is offering a one-week research opportunity to Dublin, Ireland for serious researchers 1-8 October 2005, with the flexibility to extend your stay in Dublin before/after the scheduled dates at reduced hotel rates. Researchers will arrive in Dublin on Saturday, 1 October, will receive introductory classes on the local repositories on Sunday and Monday, and will be free to research at any of the local facilities Monday through Friday. The National Library is also open for 3 hours on Saturday. Each director will be strategically located at repositories to assist researchers. The principal repositories are: National Archives of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, General Register Office, Registry of Deeds, and the Valuation Office. For those attendees with unique requirements, the Representative Church Body Library, Central Catholic Library, and Gilbert Library would also be available for research.
The trip hotel is Buswell's Hotel on Molesworth Street, directly across the street from the National Library of Ireland. Researchers will have seven nights' hotel accommodation with private bath, Irish breakfast daily, Friday evening banquet, and registration for the professional program, which includes the lectures, research assessment, on-site assistance, and evening consultations. For maximum flexibility, participants will be responsible for their own air and ground travel arrangements.
Trip costs and registration information are available online at
http://www.celticquest.net. Additionally, you can request a brochure by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration can be accomplished though the website (paying with a PayPal account), or by mailing in a check and the registration form from the website. Rates are available for a researcher sharing a room, a researcher with a private room, and for a non-researching companion. Pre-registration payment is due 28 February 2005.
Celtic Quest, LLC was formed in 2003. Richard is a professional genealogist and lecturer with more than 30 years of experience and 23 research trips to Ireland. In addition to lecturing in the U.S. and Canada, Dick lectured at two Irish Genealogical Congresses held at Trinity College Dublin, and Maynooth College, Co. Kildare. Liz has been conducting genealogical research since 1982. She is the creator of the software program Clooz and is editor of Genealogical Computing. She lectures on Irish research, organizing records, and effective use of the Internet.
For more information, visit http://www.celticquest.net or write to Celtic Quest, LLC, P.O. Box 6386, Plymouth, MI 48170-8486.