"Finding Your Irish Ancestors"
A free, educational program hosted by the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical
Society, will be presented on Tuesday, March 12th in the Sunﬂower Room of the
Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.
The program will be presented by Elaine Jones Hayes, assistant manager
of reference services and special collections librarian at the Laramie
County Library, who has studied and done family history research
for many years. She will discuss the history of Ireland, including the
Irish Potato Famine, and how that aﬀected Irish immigration
to the United States. She will specifically talk about the Irish censuses,
Tithe Applotment books and Griffith’s Valuation—critical land and name
resources for Irish genealogy—and she will oﬀer suggestions on searching
other Irish and U.S. resources to find out more about Scots-Irish ancestors.
Registration is not necessary for this program, which is open to the public.
The meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m. with a short
business meeting, and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, call 630-0924.