Ancient Order of the Hibernians Baseball Team, c. 1902. Thomas Scully Papers and Photographs, 1994.0279, Detre Library & Archives at the History Center.

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Sunday, March 4, 2018 • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$30 for History Center and WCHS members, $40 for non-members | Register
Presented in partnership with the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Add to Calendar03/04/2018 09:00 AM03/04/2018 04:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkIrish Genealogy WorkshopJJoin Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for an enhanced workshop on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.
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Join Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for an enhanced workshop featuring new and different topics on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.

Benefiting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this in-depth workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will enrich your Irish genealogy research.

Irish Genealogy Workshop presentations include:

  • Intro to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • The Great Famine in Ireland: Sources for Research
  • Tracing Farming Families in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century: Using Landed Estate Records
  • Church Records for Use in Genealogical Research: Administrative Records such as Vestry Minute Books and Communicant Rolls
  • Records relating to Law and Order in Ireland
  • The Importance of Gravestone Inscriptions for Irish Research: a Much-Overlooked Source
  • Solving Your Brick Walls: an Extended Q&A Session

Along with experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation, representatives from the Detre Library & Archives of the Heinz History Center, the Westmoreland County Historical Society and other local genealogical societies will also be on hand to share best practices and tips with visitors and fellow researchers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a special curator-led tour of the History Center’s Irish American collection on display within the museum’s fourth floor Special Collections Gallery.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Westmoreland County Historical Society.

Registration & Admission

Please register online.

The Irish Genealogy Workshop costs $30 for History Center and WCHS members and $40 for non-members. Space is limited, so please register in advance below.

If you are a History Center or Westmoreland County Historical Society member, please enter the membership code MEMBER in the Promo Code box to receive the membership discount. You will be asked to present proof of your membership at check-in.

Box lunches are available for an additional $10.95.

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For more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org.

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.

Fintan Mullan is executive director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, where he pioneered the online births, deaths and marriages online record system for Antrim and Down. This led to the creation of the Irish Family History Foundation’s unique database of over 20 million Irish historical records, making it the most useful online genealogical resource for Irish research. Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Foundation. 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 Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the General Register Office.