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2/18/1970

Five of the celebrated "Chicago Seven" defendants are found guilty of crossing state lines to incite a riot. Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner were charged for their anti-Vietnam war protest held during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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Irish Genealogy

The Irish American Heritage Center

  • 13 February 2020
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 3/6/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Export event

Irish Genealogy

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors? Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years. 

Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation during their annual United States lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research. Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss this workshop! Fuller contact details with additional information can be found here

This workshop  is free, however, registration is required. Lunch can be pre-purchased if needed. To register, click here.
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Irish American Heritage Center
Erin Room, 
4626 N. Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630 (Map)

 

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