What better day than St. Patrick’s Day to announce that registration is open for the Celtic Connections Conference, to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place in St. Louis Park, Minnesota from August 5-6, 2016. This event is for researchers at all levels interested in discovering their Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish origins. Registration is limited to 400! celtic-connections.org
The conference is headlined by five Irish and Scottish presenters–John Grenham, Dr. Bruce Durie, Brian Donovan, Brian Mitchell, and William Roulston, and also features several U.S.-based presenters. Several members of the Northland Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists are on the program, Sheila O’Rourke Northrop, Tom Rice, Lois Mackin, and Paula Stuart-Warren (I am the Past President of the Chapter). Co-hosts TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association and IGSI (the Irish Genealogical Society International) have arranged an interesting array of conference-related activities including a bus tour, a banquet, a luncheon featuring mystery author Erin Hart, and more. The conference is co-chaired by Northland Chapter member Mary Wickersham.
Conference pricing is very attractive, and special hotel rates are available until July 14. This is a great learning opportunity at a great price!
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