August 13-16, 2020

August 13-16, 2020

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Fiona Fitzsimons



Fiona Fitzsimons is a co-founder of Eneclann, and the Irish Family History Centre at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin. Since 1996 she has led the Eneclann research team, and established their work as a benchmark in family history in Ireland and internationally. Between 2012 and 2016 she hosted the popular Summer Talks series in the National Library of Ireland and from 2013 she has organized the monthly Expert Workshops at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.

Hedge School Talk
Saturday, August 17 @ 6:30pm
Genealogy: To Find my Soul a Home: Evidence in Marriage for Irish Family History

This talk explores how marriages were made in Ireland, from courtship to reading the banns, negotiating the dowry, planning the marriage ceremony, and consummation. If any step was left out, it undermined lawful marriage, and left it open to challenge. What evidence survives and what does it tell us about love and marriage in the past?

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