Finding Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors: A Practical Genealogical Tutorial

Learn research techniques, including online genealogical research tips, with members of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Ireland.

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Learn research techniques, including online genealogical research tips, with members of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Ireland, founded to promote interest in Irish genealogy and history, especially in the province of Ulster.

MSV and Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society members: $5; all others: $10.

Founded in 1956, the non-profit Ulster Historical Foundation promotes interest in Irish genealogy and history, with particular emphasis on the historical nine-county province of Ulster. The Foundation is one of the leading genealogical research agencies in Ireland and a major publisher of historical, educational and genealogical source books. Its online historical and genealogical resources have helped transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.

Fintan Mullan is the Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Working with technology partners, Mullan was a pioneer in the creation of online resources for Irish research. He maintained the Foundation’s prominence in digital database developments for Irish genealogy. Mullan has managed the production of over 100 publications, including the popular Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and in Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and manages the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. She carries out research for clients, teaches courses in Northern Ireland, and gives talks on family history in Ireland, the U.K. and U.S. Hunt has also provided research for and appeared on BBC Northern Ireland television shows, including “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Photos: (Above) Fintan Mullen courtesty of Ulster Historical Foundation. (Inset) Gillian Hunt courtesy of Ulster Historical Foundation.

Please enjoy the following documents to help you with your research, courtesy of the Ulster Historical Foundation. These links will be available through March 25, 2015:

NAI Guide to Genealogy

Bibliography for Eighteenth Century Migration

Historical Timeline

Timeline for the Plantation of Ulster

National Archives General Guide

National Archives Help Notes

National Library Help Notes

National Library - Family History 1

National Library - Family History 2

National Library - Family History 3

PRONI Help Notes





Wed, Mar 18 • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Reception Hall

MSV Members: $5

All Others: $10