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Lectures are available in a wide variety of genealogical topics. Specific lectures developed upon

request. Contact


“Thank you for presenting an excellent lecture at our October meeting at the Chelmsford Library. It was both educational and entertaining. I have been to dozens of genealogy lectures but I can’t think of one that was anything like it. You very cleverly hooked your audience with the story of Kilroy and led them through a search of his ancestral heritage. It was an interesting case study.”
Tom M. Toohey Vice President The Irish Ancestral Research Association

“Mike’s presentation was insightful, informative, humorous, and rich in detail.  If you have Gaelic roots, Mike can help you climb the family tree and explore all its branches”
 Marie Stapleton, Boston MA

“I found Michael Brophy’s program Genealogical Resources of the Archdioces of Boston educational and is a must attend, as church records can provide information not in Vital Records. I highly recommend taking in this program the next chance it is available.”
Tim Firkowski-President New England Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists

Previous Engagements

National Genealogical Society Annual Conference 

Institute of Historic and Genealogy Research (IGHR)
Ohio Genealogy Society

Southern California Genealogy Society Annual Jamboree
New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston MA
Boston Public Library Boston MA
The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) Auburndale MA
New England Regional Genealogy Conference (NERGC)
Family History Expo ST George Utah
Massachusetts Genealogical Council Waltham MA
Federal Reserve Bank Boston MA
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists Auburn MA


Irish Americans
Eastern Massachusetts


Selected Lectures/Workshops

Kilroy was Here: A Genealogy Case Study of a WWII Cultural Phenomenon
Orphan Trains: History, Genealogy, Legacy  
Genealogical Materials at the Boston Catholic Archdiocese
Descedency Research
Irish-American Catholic Genealogy
Erin in the USA: Irish Research on this Side of the Atlantic
Electronic Databases for Genealogy
Paddy on the Net: Irish Genealogy Databases
Genealogy Myths and Legends
A Guide to Massachusetts Record Repositories

Speaking Conditions

Lectures via Skype Internet phone
International and Out of State Engagements accepted
Handouts and Syllabus Material provided
Specific lectures considered and developed