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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Ulster Historical Foundation's North American Tour

North American lecture tour itinerary, 05–22 March 2016

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
Host:                           The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadian Department,                 North York Central Library

Sunday, 06 March            Boston, MA
Host:                           New England Historic Genealogical Society

Tuesday, 08 March          Philadelphia, PA             
Host:                           The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP)

Wednesday, 09 March  Leesburg VA
Host:                           Thomas Balch Library
                                               
Thursday, 10 March        Newberry, Chicago, IL
Host:                           The Newberry Library

Friday, 11 March              Salt Lake City, UT
Host:                           Heritage Journeys, SLC

Saturday, 12 March         Portland, OR
Host:                           Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Further details:       www.gfo.org/IrishSeminar_Mar2016.pdf

Sunday, 13 March            Portland, OR
Host:                           Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Further details:       www.gfo.org/IrishSeminar_Mar2016.pdf

Monday, 14 March          Chehalis, WA   
Host:                           Lewis County Genealogical Society
Further details:       www.walcgs.org/

Wednesday, 16 March  Fountaindale, IL
Host:                           The Plainfield Public Library and the Fountaindale Public Library
                                      

Thursday, 17 March        Memphis, TN   
Host:                           Tennessee Genealogical Society
Further details:       www.tngs.org/

Saturday, 19 March         Pittsburgh, PA
Host:                           Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Sunday, 20 March 16      York County, PA
Host:                           South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
Further details:       www.scpgs.org/meetings/

Tuesday, 22 March          Halifax (Debert), Nova Scotia
Host:                           Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia


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.

**with thanks to the UHF for sharing their tour information


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