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Researching Irish Ancestors - Ulster Historical Foundation 2024 Lecture Tour

  • 21 February 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Henry Carmichael Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
  • 34


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Registration will close on Sunday 18 February at midnight!

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and have come online in recent years.

Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation 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.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Understanding Irish Townlands
  • Getting the most out of Griffiths Valuation
  • Using printed sources for Irish family history; newspapers, street directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs etc…
  • Law and Order Records: sources relating to police, local courts and prison systems
  • The importance of gravestone inscriptions for Irish research
  • Using Irish Wills and testamentary records

Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss this event!

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please BYO lunch.

About the organisation

Ulster Historical Foundation has been helping people to trace their Irish and Ulster ancestors for 65+ years, and is one of the most experienced, long established and highly reputable organisations in Ireland in the field of Irish family history. For more information on our services please visit:

The Foundation is a leading genealogical research agency in Ireland and a major publisher of historical, educational and genealogical source books. It has also devised a series of ground-breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.

The Foundation is a non-profit organisation (Registered Charity No. NIC 1002800) based in Northern Ireland and established in 1956 to promote interest in Irish genealogy and history, with reference to the historic nine-county province of Ulster.

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