Online Irish Seminar


My name is Kevin Keenan, and I’m with the Ulster Historical Foundation. It is a non-profit organization with a long established and reputable research and publishing history. It is based near Belfast, N. Ireland and uses its knowledge to help those looking for their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.

On Tuesday the 30th of March, two of our staff – Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, in association with the Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland Historical Society – will present a live virtual workshop on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy. This in-depth virtual workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogy research, and will benefit beginners and seasoned genealogists alike.

We were wondering if it would be possible for you to include the workshop in your news or events section? The full details are reproduced below, under my signature. I can also supply pictures, details of the presentations, and a schedule if needed.

Many thanks,

Kevin Keenan

Guild Secretary, Ulster Historical Foundation

Bradley Thallon House, Unit 44D

Kiltonga Estate, Belfast Road

Newtownards, Co. Down

BT23 4TJ

Northern Ireland

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100280

Donations to the Ulster Historical Foundation are welcome and can be made in various ways

– See Website http://www.ancestryireland.com/make-a-donation/

– Using paypal – Send Money Option to kathryn.mckelvey@uhf.org.uk

– By cheque – payable to Ulster Historical Foundation

Virtual Irish Genealogy Workshop

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 • 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

$20 per person, $15 for Heinz History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members.

Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back (virtually!) for the seventh annual Irish Genealogy Workshop.

Featuring live Question and Answer sessions and interactive virtual networking opportunities, this workshop will foster connections between attendees and expert speakers. Benefiting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this in-depth virtual workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogy research.

Live virtual presentations include:

  • Irish Genealogical Essentials- the Best Websites for Getting Started with Your Family Research
  • Sources for Finding Seventeenth Century Families in Ireland (not just Ulster)
  • Census Substitutes for the Eighteenth Century and Early Nineteenth Century

Special access to recordings of the lectures will be made available to attendees following the live workshop.

Attendees will also be invited to a second live Q&A session with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt on Tuesday, April 13.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Westmoreland Historical Society, which preserves and interprets the history of Westmoreland County.

REGISTRATION

This program will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Registration is $15 for Heinz History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members and $20 for non-members.

Please register online here: https://heinzhistorycenter.salsalabs.org/irish-genealogy-workshop-2021/index.html

To request special accommodations or for more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Live captioning will be provided at this virtual program.

ABOUT THE ULSTER HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

The Ulster Historical Foundation is one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organizations and publishing houses. Since 2004, the Foundation has devised a series of ground breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and manages the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. She teaches genealogy classes in various educational institutions in Northern Ireland and has spoken in Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and publishing, hosting genealogy conferences and events, and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy.

Ulster Historical Foundation March Seminar

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 these workshops!

Fuller contact details with additional information can be found at: https://www.ancestryireland.com/lecture-tour-2019/

Wednesday, 20 March, Coeur d’Alene, ID (1:00pm–8:30pm)

Location: Lake City Center, 1916 N. Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Program title: Irish & Scots-Irish Research Seminar!

Hosts: Family Hunger, PLLC and Jan Clizer—Painting Scotland

Web:  https://janclizerpainting.com/event/116353/ulster-historical-foundation-lecture-in-coeur-dalene

Telephone:  219-462-0524

Main contact: Todd Neel – 208-691-0870 – twneel@gmail.com
Jan Clizer – 208-771-2912 – jan@janclizerpainting.com

Cost: Pre-Registration cost $35. Registration or attendance after cutoff date will be $50.

Please send Pre-Registration with check (to Family Hunger, PLLC), or cash (due 2/20/2019) to: Todd Neel,  Family Hunger, PLLC, 317 W. Spokane Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Pre-Registration for the workshop due one month prior to the workshop, on February 20, 2018. Live Celtic music and dancing during the short evening dinner break.

Ulster Historical Foundation March 5th Tacoma, Washington

 

Ulster Historical Foundation
Telling the story of the people of Ulster since 1956

Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Foundation during their annual North American 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 these workshops! Fuller contact details with additional information can be found at: www.ancestryireland.com/northamericantour2017

Sunday, 05 March – Tacoma, WA (1:00pm–5:00pm)

Host: Lakewood and South Hill Libraries, Pierce County Library System

Web: www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.aspx?id=281

Poster  scots-irish-ancestry

With sixty years’ experience of serving Irish people everywhere, let the Ulster Historical Foundation help you discover your family’s story.

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