Kieran Cronin – Paws for Thought: New Leads on Genealogy Resources

Saturday, Oct 13th

10.00am to 11.15am

Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce


Genealogy is the study of the history of the past and present members of a family or families. You and your family, through your ancestors, have your own particular stake in history. This presentation will focus on the range of free and subscription based resources that, when fused together, have the ability to harvest our ancestral heritage. Traditional sources including census and parish registers will be looked at in tandem with dog licence registers, court and prison registers, to help us gain a greater understanding of who we are.


Kieran Cronin is a native of Co. Cork. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Sociology from NUI Maynooth. He has over 14 years’ experience of working in academic and special libraries – has been working at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries since 2007 and is Deputy Librarian at the Luke Wadding Library where he also manages the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.  In 2015 he delivered the Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Irish Multicultural Studies at Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA) and in 2018 he was awarded one of the prestigious Dobbin Atlantic Scholarships from the Ireland Canadian University Foundation.