Li­brary hosts ad­vice clinic for peo­ple re­search­ing fam­ily trees

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

SE­NIOR li­brar­ian Ce­les­tine Mur­phy gave a great help­ing hand to peo­ple last week who are try­ing to re­search their an­ces­tors and find their roots.

The ‘Who do you think you are?’ one-on-one clinic on fam­ily his­tory in Gorey Li­brary was a packed pro­gramme with ge­neal­ogy spe­cial­ist Ce­les­tine.

‘Each in­di­vid­ual had a 15-minute slot with Ce­les­tine,’ said li­brar­ian Bar­bara Nolan. ‘It was non-stop all day for her.’

The clinic was aimed at peo­ple who are try­ing to look for in­for­ma­tion on their an­ces­tors or can’t go any fur­ther with their re­search and need help.

‘Ce­les­tine showed them the sup­ports which are avail­able on­line,’ said Bar­bara.

An in­for­ma­tion pack­age was given to ev­ery­one who at­tended which gave them guide­lines and point­ers on how to re­search their fam­ily roots.

‘We will have a fol­low-up ses­sion in a month to see how they are all get­ting on,’ said Bar­bara. Ev­ery­one was re­ally happy with the pro­gramme and it got a great re­sponse.’

Li­brar­ian Martina Hal­ford, se­nior li­brar­ian Ce­les­tine Mur­phy and li­brar­ian Bar­bara Nolan.

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