Irish Genealogy Research Program

Date(s) - 03/07/18
9:15 am - 3:00 pm

Newberry Library

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Irish Genealogy Research Program

Wed, March 7, 2018 9:15 AM – 3:00 PM

Join experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation as they describe the ins-and-outs of research in the Emerald Isle. No previous research experience is required. Topics, covering the whole of Ireland, will include:

Preliminary Schedule

9:15-10:15 am Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:30 am Printed Sources for Irish Family History

  • Newspapers, street directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs, and British parliamentary papers on Ireland

11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch Break

  • On your own

12:30-1:30 pm 18th- and 19th-Century Irish Landed Estate Records

1:30-1:45 pm Break

1:45-2:45 pm Sources for 17th-Century Families in Ireland

  • Including, among others, the Plantation of Ulster

2:45-3 pm Audience Questions and Discussion

Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and has been responsible for the management of this successful Belfast-based, educational non-profit since 2001. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy, having spoken in Ireland, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most of the lower 48 states of the USA. He has managed the production of over 100 Irish history and genealogy titles, including the perennial favorite, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors. Fintan has ensured the Foundation has been at the forefront of developments in Irish genealogy, including heritage tourism products and the provision of online resources. He helped to pioneer Roots Ireland, the unique database with over 20 million Irish historical records. He is a non-executive director of Irish Family History Foundation.

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and is responsible for the management of the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. As well as managing the genealogy side of the Foundation’s work, Gillian carries out research for clients and is a hugely experienced user of the General Register Office and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. She regularly teaches courses in Northern Ireland and gives talks on family history in the rest of Ireland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Gillian has been co-presenting our annual North American lecture tours since 2013 and has been with the Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001.

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