"The Bay and Harbor of New York" by Samuel Waugh, depicting Castle Clinton in 1848.

Breaking down Irish brick walls

Do all your U.S.-based records for your Irish immigrant ancestors only list “Ireland” as the place of origin? Are you unable to trace your ancestry further back in Irish records without knowing the county or townland? Running into this "brick wall" is a common frustration for many researchers with Irish heritage. On this Saturday morning, May 20, Irish Family History Forum member and professional genealogist Kerri Tannenbaum will present several case studies to illustrate strategies and provide tips and techniques that may help you find your ancestors’ location in Ireland. It will take place at Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, N.Y. The program is as follows — 10 a.m.  Meet and Greet (light refreshments); 10:15 a. m.:  Ask the Experts (one-on-one); 11 a.m.: Intro and Presenter. For more information email info@ifhf.org. Directions to Bethpage Public Library.  www.ifhf.org 

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