Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish family 1-2 March 2024
Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation 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.
On Friday there's an opening reception with introductory presentations and on Saturday a full-day seminar. Come along to both, or just one of the days. There'll be something for those just beginning their Irish research and for more experienced researchers.
Friday 1 March 2024 - Saturday 2 March 2024 (UTC+13)
$30 Friday evening opening reception and presentations
$60 Saturday full-day seminar
Fintan and Gillian are also available for one-to-one consultations on Friday morning at the Collective Community Hub, Johnsonville. You can book these directly with the Ulster Historical Foundation: Consultations
FRIDAY 1st March: loaves and Fishes hall, cnr hill & Molesworth St, thorndon
5pm: Meet & greet with drinks and nibbles
6pm: Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish family history research
7pm: Using land records: Griffith's Valuation, Tithe and Estate records
Saturday 2nd March: Collective Community hub, 1/33 johnsonville road, johnsonville
9am: Registration and tea/coffee
9.30am: Records related to the Different Churches in Ireland
10.30am: Tea/coffee break
10.45am: Using printed sources for Irish family history
11.45am: The Irish Poor Law and local government records: Board of Guardians, workhouse registers and grand jury records
12.45pm: Lunch break
1.30pm: Census substitutes and other important sources for the 18th century
2.30pm: Early nineteenth-century land records: tithe applotment books, tithe defaulters, freeholders registers, etc
3.30pm: Tea/coffee break, Raffle draw
3.45pm: Worked examples of successful Irish searches (based on Ulster Historical Foundation research files)
4.30pm: Q&A session
5pm: Seminar closes
There will be tea/coffee breaks with refreshments provided, and a lunch break where you can bring your own lunch or eat out at one of the local cafes.
We have some wonderful raffle prizes donated by our supporters.
About the speakers
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 the UK and Ireland, 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.
Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and has been responsible for the management of this successful Northern Ireland-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 150 Irish history and genealogy titles, including the perennial favourite, 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 www.rootsireland.ie, the unique database with over 22 million Irish historical records. He is a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation.
About the Ulster Historical Foundation
Ulster Historical Foundation has been helping people to trace their Irish and Ulster ancestors for 65+ years, and is one of the most experienced, long established and highly reputable organisations in Ireland in the field of Irish family history. For more information on our services please visit: ulsterhistoricalfoundation.com
The Foundation is a leading genealogical research agency in Ireland and a major publisher of historical, educational and genealogical source books. It has also 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.
Loaves and Fishes Hall
cnr Hill & Molesworth Streets, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
Collective Community Hub
1/33 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037