Irish Genealogy Workshop

Date & Time
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location Heinz History Center and Online 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Ticketing $45 per person
$35 for History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members

Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back for the eighth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop.

In-person tickets are no longer available, but virtual tickets are still available.

Mullan and Hunt will be stateside for the United States tour. Benefitting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this in-depth hybrid workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogy research.

Live presentations include:

  • Introduction to Archives in Ireland and Their Websites
  • Using Landed Estate Records: Tracing Families in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • The Irish Poor Law and Local Government Records: Board of Guardians, Workhouse Registers and Grand Jury Records
  • Emigration from the North of Ireland to North America: Sources for Researching Emigrant Ancestors

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 $35 for History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society, and Ulster Historical Foundation Guild members and $45 for non-members.

This is a hybrid program. Attendees can participate either online or in-person at the Heinz History Center.

Boxed lunches are no longer available.

Captioning will be provided at this hybrid program.

To request additional accommodations or 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 groundbreaking 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.