‘A Demonstration of Genealogical Research Techniques’ for Heritage Week 2009.
To celebrate Heritage Week 2009, Co. Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Society hosted an audio visual information event entitled ‘ A Demonstration of Genealogical Research Techniques’ in County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre, Aras Reddan, Temple Street, Sligo.
In order to give everyone in the community the opportunity to attend, the event was repeated in four sessions over two days on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August at 11am and 2.30pm.
The event was extensively advertised through the official Heritage Week website, the local press, the Heritage Office official Heritage Week brochure and through posters placed at various locations throughout Sligo.
Each presentation involved all of the Genealogy Centre Staff and covered a wide range of interesting topics including the following:
- Using Computer Databases & the Internet
- Using a Microfilm Reader.
- Scanning and Enhancing old photographs
- Using a PC to design a Family Tree
In all a total of sixty people attended the four sessions including:
- Two Groups from FAS Computer Training Courses in Sligo and Ballymote.
- Community Group Members.
- Members of the General Public.
In general, feedback was very positive from those who attended.