Irish Genealogy Research Program - Online


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


This program is free and open to all and will be held simultaneously in person at the Newberry and virtually on Zoom. This button will register you for the livestream on Zoom only. The registration period has closed for this event.

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This program will be held in person at the Newberry, and also livestreamed on Zoom.

A recording of the program will be made available to all registrants, in-person or virtual, for a limited time a few days after the event.

Join experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation as they describe the ins and outs of genealogical research focused on the Emerald Isle. In this program, veteran genealogists Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt will introduce researchers of all levels to several topics in Irish genealogical research and share how to get started with researching emigrant ancestors from the north of Ireland.


10 to 11 am
Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family Research

11 am to 12 pm Introduction to Archives in Ireland and Their Websites

12 to 1:30 pm Lunch on your own (please note that no food may be consumed inside the library)

1:30 to 2:20 pm Records Related to Different Churches in Ireland

2:20 to 3:15 pm Census Substitutes and Other Important Sources for the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

3:15 to 3:30 pm General Q&A Session

3:30 to 3:45 pm Solving Your Brick Walls Q&A Session

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Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and is responsible for management of the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. Gillian also carries out research for clients and is an experienced user of the General Register Office and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. She regularly teaches courses in Northern Ireland and gives talks on family history in the rest of Ireland, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and has been responsible for the management of this successful Belfast-based, educational non-profit since 2001. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy, having spoken in Ireland, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and most of the lower 48 states of the US. He has managed the production of over one hundred Irish history and genealogy titles, including the perennial favorite, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors. 



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