Ulster Historical Foundation

From 9 to 25 March 2023, two of our staff – Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt – will present a series of seminars on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy for beginners and active family historians.

USA Lecture Tour, 09–25 March 2023

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 Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation during their annual United States 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!

Fuller contact details with additional information can be found at: https://www.ancestryireland.com/usa-lecture-tour-2023/


Thursday, 09 March 2023 – Post Falls/Coeur d’Alene ID (9:00am-4:00pm)

Location:             Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N William St, Post Falls, ID 83854

Program title:   Discover your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Host:                     Jan Clizer Painting & Ulster Historical Foundation

To register:         https://link.edgepilot.com/s/dd659657/_gi7sXtlzUmBtzyHQxouew?u=http://www.ancestryireland.com/2023-coeur

Contact (UHF):  enquiry@uhf.org.uk

Local Contact:    Jan Clizer, 208-771-2912



Jacklin Center (for practical queries, parking access, etc): 208-457-8950

Cost:                      Members of Ulster Genealogical & Historical Guild/clients of Jan Clizer Painting $40

Standard rate: $50


Saturday, 11 March 2023 – Boston MA (9:00am-4:30pm)

Location:              Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Program title:    Finding Your Ancestors in Irish Church Records

Host:                     New England Historic Genealogical Society in partnership with TIARA

Tel./e-mail:         888-296-3447,  education@nehgs.org

Contact:               Education & Programming Team

Cost:                      $125

Registration:      https://link.edgepilot.com/s/b1fbb590/MGvrkXb0wUmJmCCrhGEiyA?u=https://www.americanancestors.org/events/finding-your-ancestors-irish-church-records


Sunday, 12 March 2023 – Fairfield, CT (10:00am – 2:00pm)

Doors open:       9:30am Program begins: 10:00am

Location:              Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Program title:    Irish Family History Day 2023

Host:                     Fréamh Éireann Genealogy Group & Féile Inc.

Cost:                      $30 (includes soup and sandwich)

Registration:      https://link.edgepilot.com/s/56eb518f/qoCnMkSKGEaqgurtbjK7bQ?u=https://www.eventbrite.com/e/533821904687

Deadline:             March 3, 2023

Main contact:    Robert C. Abercrombie at fegacnict@gmail.com

Tel:                         203 913-0403

Mail-in registration form with instructions available at fegenealogy.org


Monday, 13 March 2023 – New York City (10:00am-4:00pm)

Location:              The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 36 West 44th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Program title:    Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy

Host:                     New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and Ulster Historical Foundation

Cost:                      This programme is free to members of the public, but participants must register (see link below) and spaces are limited.

Places will be allocated on a first come first service (ie to register) basis. Please note, unfortunately we cannot accept walk-ins on the day, you will need to pre-register.

Registration:      https://link.edgepilot.com/s/539d42bf/YOUnFCISfEO9rq2hBf0x-w?u=https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/irish-records-resources-and-genealogy-ulster-historical-foundation

UHF email:          enquiry@uhf.org.uk


Tuesday, 14 March 2023 – Michigan City IN (9:30am-4:00pm)

Location:              Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360

Program title:    Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Host:                     Michigan City Public Library

Web:                     https://link.edgepilot.com/s/84d1c5c4/5pmuuzkeJEOL16U-jageEQ?u=http://www.mclib.org/

Tel./e-mail:         219-873-3049 (call Robin Kohn to register)

Main Contact:    Robin Kohn – rkohn@mclib.org


Thursday, 16 March 2023 – Independence MO (3:00pm-7:00pm)

Location:              Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055

Program title:    Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors with the Ulster Historical Foundation

Host:                     Midwest Genealogy Center and the Mid-Continent Public Library

Contact:               Kayla Hopkins

Tel:                         816-252-7228

E-mail:                  khopkins@mymcpl.org

Registration:      https://link.edgepilot.com/s/a6e3b44c/NR-aLJcveUyjnBgsEklx4g?u=https://www.mymcpl.org/events/84561/researching-your-irish-and-scots-irish-ancestors-ulster-historical-foundation


Saturday, 18 March 2023 – Madison WI (9:00am-4:00pm)

Location:              Room 126, UW-Madison Memorial Library, 728 State St, Madison, WI 53706

Program title:    Irish Genealogy Workshop

Host:                     The Wisconsin Historical Society

Tel./e-mail:         608-264-6519

Main contact:    Lori Bessler; email: Lori.Bessler@wisconsinhistory.org

Cost:                      $40 Society members and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society receive a 10% discount.

Advance registration is required.

Registration:      https://link.edgepilot.com/s/585f7f7e/xnN8pd7MD0WxC4npQS6ZkQ?u=https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Event/EV8822


Monday, 20 March 2023 – Louisville, KY (9:00am-1:00pm)

Location:              The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208

Program title:    Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop

Host:                     The Filson Historical Society

Web:                     https://link.edgepilot.com/s/4d461d84/-9pk0QPwV0eUJwAFlPLn3Q?u=https://filsonhistorical.org/events/upcoming-events/

Tel./e-mail:         (502) 635-5083 // info@filsonhistorical.org

Cost:                      $25 for non members

Registration:      Purchase tickets for this event here


Tuesday, 21 March 2023 – Pittsburgh PA (10:00am-3:30pm)

Location:              Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Program title:    Irish Genealogy Workshop

Host:                     Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Tel.:                       412-454-6361 (office)

Details:                 https://link.edgepilot.com/s/bf780d2b/dZDKN59y6ESRwxYfHgX-tw?u=https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/event/irish-genealogy-workshop-2023/

Contact:               To request additional accommodations or for more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org

Cost:                      $45 for general public; $35 for members of Heinz History Center, Westmoreland Historical Society and Guild members of Ulster Historical Foundation

Registration:      https://link.edgepilot.com/s/3888f75c/w5h1HNpMU0qJiGbYTohZrQ?u=https://heinzhistorycenter.salsalabs.org/irish-genealogy-workshop-2023/index.html


Wednesday, 22 March 2023 – Leesburg VA (10:0am-4:00pm)

Location:              Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176

Program title:    TBC

Host:                     Thomas Balch Library



Tel./e-mail:         703-737-7195, balchlib@leesburgva.gov 

PDF Booking form:


Cost:                      $30 for members of Friends of the Thomas Balch Library; $40 for non-members; $60 at the door


Thursday, 23 March 2023 – Jackson Purchase Historical Society, Mayfield KY (1pm-5:00pm)

Location:              Community Room, Graves County Public Library, 601 North Seventeenth Street, Mayfield, KY

Program title:    Irish Genealogy Workshop

Host:                     Jackson Purchase Historical Society

Contact:               Bill Mulligan, JPHS President

Tel./e-mail:         billmulligan@murray-ky.net

Cost:                      $15 for members of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society in advance; $30 for non members. Registration deadline: 10 March. We will try to accommodate late registrants but there will be an extra $10 charge for late registration.



A registration form can also be printed off here:



Saturday, 25 March 2023 – Ottawa ON (9:00am-4:30pm, doors open 8.15am)

Location:              The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa, Ontario

Program title:    Irish Family History Research Day

Host:                     British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)

Web:                     https://link.edgepilot.com/s/747285c4/GBxD4_VqEkqZub-wYQAO2Q?u=https://www.bifhsgo.ca/

Tel./e-mail:         queries@bifhsgo.ca

Cost:                      $40 for non-members; $30 for BIFHSGO members

Registration:      https://link.edgepilot.com/s/f05d4f1e/TMQQVLfG6km5DBuou-sFGA?u=https://www.bifhsgo.ca/irish-research-day

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