A full-day “land seminar” on Irish research with leading our leading cruise presenter and Irish expert, David Rencher, and leading Australian Irish historian, Dr Perry McIntyre.

  • David Rencher (USA) – Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch and leading international expert specialising in Ireland and England.
    … more about David
  • Dr Perry McIntyre – Perry has published and spoken extensively on genealogy and immigration, especially on Irish immigration for over 25 years.
    … more about Perry

It will feature:

  • 5 presentations by leading international Irish experts
  • exhibitors and booksellers
  • special seminar offers
  • hundreds of $$$ in prizes
  • morning tea and a light lunch (included in the admission price)

Thursday 28 March 2019, 9am – 5pm

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde



PRE-BOOKED (by Friday 22 March 10pm) – $79 (includes a light lunch and morning tea)
(pre-book to be in the prize draw for several hundred $$$ in prizes)


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9.00am – registration and exhibition

9.25 am – welcome and seminar introduction

9.30am – Irish church records: Church of Ireland, Catholic, and Presbyterian – David Rencher

10.30am – break and exhibition

11.00am – How assisted immigration records can locate your ancestor in Ireland – Perry McIntyre

11.50am – Chasing the poor and landless – David Rencher

12.50pm – prize draw

1.00pm – lunch break and exhibition

2.30pm – Ireland civil registration of births, marriages and death – David Rencher

3.30pm – break and exhibition

3.45pm – Finding your workhouse famine orphan immigrant – Perry McIntyre

4.45pm – closing questions – both speakers

5.00pm – close



  • morning tea and coffee included in the conference fee
  • and a light lunch is included in the conference fee – assorted club sandwiches • fish cocktails • mini pies & sausage rolls • vegetarian spring rolls • tea and percolated coffee
  • The venue also has several other dining options and bars – if you prefer these

Location and access

  • Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde
    (16km north west of Sydney CBD)
  • 300m from West Ryde station
  • bus stops just outside the club
  • free undercover parking on site


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