Irish Genealogy Workshop 2022

Add to Calendar03/22/2022 10:00 AM03/22/2022 03:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkIrish Genealogy WorkshopIrish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back for the eighth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

10:00 am EST – 3:30 pm EST

Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back for the eighth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop. Mullan will be stateside for the United States tour, with Hunt participating remotely from Belfast. Benefitting 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 presentations include:

  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Using Printed Sources for Irish Family History: Newspapers, Street Directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs and British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland
  • Early Nineteenth-Century Land Records: Tithe Applotment Books, Tithe Defaulters, Freeholders’ Registers, First/Townland Valuation
  • Irish Education and School Records: a Valuable Alternative to Non-Available Census Records for Nineteenth Century Research

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

This day-long program will explore new insights into a myriad of historic records and electronic resources. Featuring live Question and Answer sessions and interactive networking opportunities, this workshop will foster connections between attendees and expert speakers. 

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

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

Registration & Admission 

Admission is $30 for History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members and $40 for non-members.  

In-person tickets are sold out! You can still register to attend virtually.

This is a hybrid program. Attendees can participate either online or in-person at the Heinz History Center. In-person attendance will be limited to the first 44 people who register. At the request of our speakers and in the interest of public health, in-person attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival, along with proper identification. Social distancing and masking will be enforced. Depending on public health conditions at the time of the program, we may revert to all-virtual format and send updated instructions to all registrants.  

Boxed lunches will not be provided this year to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. A list of local lunch spots will be provided to guests in advance. 

Please register online.

Captioning will be provided at this hybrid program.

For more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or

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.

Westmoreland Historical Society