April 2022 Webinar – The Decade of Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923 Posted 14 January 2022 by Julie GoucherCopyright – Chris Paton, used with permission In this talk Chris looks at the landmark events that led to the Partition of Ireland in 1921 and its consequences. It includes the Suffragette struggle in Ireland, the Ulster Covenant of 1912, the formation of the Irish Volunteers and the Ulster Volunteers, the Dublin Lock-out of 1913, the First World War, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence, Partition, and the subsequent Irish Civil War. As well as addressing the historical events it shows how to research ancestors caught up in the period, whether on the British or Irish side, and from across the island and beyond. The Decade of Centenaries is an all-island based period of reflection, led by both Irish governments (north and south), which kicked off in 2012 and which culminates next year (2023). The purpose has been to finally provide license to people to talk about events from a century ago, the most tumultuous period in Irish history since the Plantations. Everyone with an Irish family in this period will have connections somewhere along the line, and this talk will explain the context of events and where to find the relevant records About the Speaker Copyright Chris Paton, Used with permission Northern Irish born Chris Paton is a genealogist and writer based in Ayrshire, where he runs the Scotland’s Greatest Story research service at www.scotlandsgreateststory.co.uk. As well as contributing to the UK’s best known family history magazines, he also writes for his own Scottish GENES news blog at www.scottishgenes.blogspot.com, and regularly gives talks to family history societies across the UK and worldwide. His previous Pen and Sword publications include Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd edition), Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Through Land Records, Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records, Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, and Sharing Your Family History Online. About the webinars: Join the Guild of One-Name Studies for this webinar as we welcome Chris and who will be talking about on the Island of Ireland and how those events led to partition and what that means for those researching their Irish ancestors, enabling us to add context to the facts. 7.30pm BST (British Summer Time) on 6 April 2022 Attendance to the webinar is available to both members and to non-members. After the live event it will be available for one month only. Attendance is FREE of charge though you do need to register, using the links shown. The webinars will each last around an hour, including time for questions. You can watch the recording HERE until 8 May 2022. The handout is available HERE.