Irish Family History Research Day
This is an in-person event only. The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa, Ontario
Date & Time
25 March 2023, Doors open at 8:15 a.m.– close at 4:30 p.m.
Please bring to the event a copy (either paper or digital) of the invoice attached to the confirmation email you received, as proof of payment. (As this is an in-person event, each attendee will require a ticket.)
$40 for non-members
$30 for BIFHSGO members
You must have a 2023 membership and be logged into your account to purchase member tickets.
We welcome Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF).
If you have ancestors who came from Ireland, whether they were Catholics, Protestants, Gaelic, Celtic, Ulster-Scots (Scots-Irish), Famine Immigrants, or of other origins, this outstanding seminar is a must! Improve your research skills and understanding of the resources that are available and increase your knowledge of the historical context of your ancestors’ lives.
The Ulster Historical Foundation, established in 1956, is one of the principal genealogical research agencies in Ireland and a leading publisher of quality historical and genealogical books. Our speakers will be:
- Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation has been responsible for the management of this successful Northern Ireland-based, educational non-profit since 2001. More...
- Gillian Hunt, Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation is responsible for the management of the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. More...
Program topics (subject to change)
- Introduction to archives in Ireland and their websites
- Records related to different churches in Ireland
- Using printed sources for Irish family history: street directories, newspapers, ordnance survey maps, memoirs, etc.
- Emigration from Ireland to North America: an overview
- Early nineteenth-century land records: tithe applotment books, tithe defaulters, etc.
- Q&A and solving brick walls
Drinks and snacks will be provided for the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch or go to a local restaurant.