Elmer and Margaret McCracken in greenhouse on Heinz family estate, c. 1905-1910. McCracken Family Photographs, 2018.0081, Detre Library & Archives at the History Center.

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Monday, March 18, 2019 • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Heinz History Center
$40 for general registration and $30 for members | Register
Presented in partnership with the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Add to Calendar03/18/2019 09:00 AM03/18/2019 04:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkIrish Genealogy WorkshopJoin Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for the fifth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop featuring new topics on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Join Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for the fifth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop featuring new topics on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.

This in-depth workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogical research. Responding to popular demand, this event will also include an expanded networking session for connecting with fellow attendees and local genealogical societies.

Irish Genealogy Workshop presentations include:

  • The Importance of Land Divisions for Irish Genealogy: Understanding Townlands
  • Archives and Libraries in Ireland and Their Websites: An Introduction
  • Irish Church Records for Use in Irish Family History Research
  • Using Wills and Testamentary Records: An Underused Source for Researching Irish Families
  • Newspapers as a Source for Irish Research
  • The Penal Laws in Ireland: Records for Genealogy from the Penal Era
  • Solving Your Brick Walls: an Extended Q&A Session

Along with experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation, representatives from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives, 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

The cost is $40 for general registration and $30 for History Center and Westmoreland County Historical Society members. Please register online.

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.

Register now

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.