Another CCC ’16 Headliner

Brian Donovan is the latest internationally-known genealogist to be announced as a presenter at the 2016 Celtic Connections Conference to be held August 5-6, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN.

Brian Donovan is Global Head of Irish Collections at He previously lectured at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured throughout Ireland and the U.S. on history, genealogy and digitization. Donovan’s experience in digital technology, as well as his background in history, helped motivate the founding of the well-known Irish genealogy company Eneclann in 1998. He played a key role in establishing Findmypast’s Irish record collection and continues to oversee all aspects of its development.

Donovan joins four other conference headliners whose names were released previously: Dr. Bruce Durie, John Grenham, Brian Mitchell, and William Roulston. To read more about them, click here:

Approximately a dozen additional expert lecturers will also be scheduled.

The Celtic Connections Conference ’16 is co-sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) and The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA). More information will be posted as it becomes available at:


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