Monday, February 8, 2016

Ulster Historical Society North American Lecture Tours

From March 5 through March 22 The Ulster Historical Society will be giving lectures in  select locations in North America.

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 experts 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!

Saturday, 05 March Toronto, ON

Location: North York Civic Centre, Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room, North York Civic Centre 5110 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5W4, Canada
Host: The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadian Department, North York Central Library
Web: http://torontofamilyhistory.org/…/ulster-historical-found…/…
Tel./e-mail: courses@torontofamilyhistory.org

Sunday, 06 March Boston, Mass.

Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 275 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
Host: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Web: http://shop.americanancestors.org/…/irish-family-history-da…
Tel./e-mail: 888-296-3447 education@nehgs.org
Tuesday, 08 March Philadelphia, PA
Location: Moriarty's Pub and Restaurant, 1116 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Host: The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP)
Web: https://genpa.org/…/celebrating-your-irish-scots-irish-ance…
Tel./e-mail: 215-545-0391 email info@genpa.org

Wednesday, 09 March Leesburg, VA

Location: Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA, 20176
Host: Thomas Balch Library
Web: www.leesburgva.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/23391/327
Tel./e-mail: 703-737-7195 balchlib@leesburgva.gov

Thursday, 10 March Newberry, Chicago

Location: The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
Host: The Newberry Library
Web: www.newberry.org/
Tel./e-mail: +1 312-943-9090 (ask for the Genealogy and Local History department)
Friday, 11 March Salt Lake City, UT
Location: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, 122 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States
Host: Heritage Journeys
Web: www.heritagejourneys.net/…/an-irish-gatherin-salt-lake-cit…/
Tel./e-mail: 801-557-1059 info@heritagejourneys.net

Saturday, 12 March Portland, OR

Location: Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Host: Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Web: www.gfo.org/IrishSeminar_Mar2016.pdf
Tel./e-mail: seminar@gfo.org
Sunday, 13 March Portland, OR
Location: Genealogical Forum of Oregon, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite B-18, Portland, Oregon 97202
Host: Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Web: www.gfo.org/IrishSeminar_Mar2016.pdf
Tel./e-mail: seminar@gfo.org

Monday, 14 March Chehalis, WA

Location: Bethel Assembly of God Church, 132 Kirkland Road, Chehalis, WA 98532
Host: Lewis County Genealogical Society
Web: www.walcgs.org/
Tel./e-mail: 360-219-6912 wa.lcgs@hotmail.com
Wednesday, 16 March Fountaindale, IL
Location: Fountaindale Public Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Host: The Plainfield Public Library and the Fountaindale Public Library
Web: http://host7.evanced.info/fountai…/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
http://www.fountaindale.org/
Tel./e-mail: 630-685-4201 ddudek@fountaindale.org

Thursday, 17 March Memphis, TN

Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN
Host: Tennessee Genealogical Society
Web: www.tngs.org/
Tel./e-mail: 901-754-4300 tngs@tngs.org

Saturday, 19 March Pittsburgh, PA

Location: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Host: Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland County Historical Society
Web: www.westmorelandhistory.org/…/ev…/irish-genealogy-workshop/…
Tel./e-mail: 412-454-6361 history@westmorelandhistory.org

Sunday, 20 March York County, PA

Location: 250 East Market St, York, PA 17403
Host: South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
Web: www.scpgs.org/meetings/
Tel./e-mail: 717-848-1587 or 717-843-7043 scpgswebsite@wildblue.net

Tuesday, 22 March Halifax (Debert), Nova Scotia

Location: The Debert Hospitality Centre, 130 Ventura Dr, Debert, NS B0M 1G0, Canada
Host: Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
Web: www.novascotiaancestors.ca/cstm_conferenceReg.php
Tel./e-mail: (902) 454-0322 info@novascotiaancestors.ca

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day itself, than by making a start on your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestral quest. Your Irish genealogy is waiting to be discovered.

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

Please share this information about our lecture tour with your genealogical or historical society and friends on social media.

We know that information about a North American tour is not relevant to those of you who do not live there but we will travel anywhere where we are invited to speak. For example, we are doing a workshop in Manchester, England this weekend so please do get in touch with us if you or your society would be interested in hosting one of our events (enquiry@uhf.org.uk)
 


 

2 comments:

  1. I received a DNA test for Christmas...hopefully it will show my Irishness...I have Fitzgeralds and McDougalls in my family and So I'm assuming some Irish and Scottish ancestors.

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  2. I am also a Fitzgerald. Hello cuz!!lol

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