Monday, 15 May 2017

Belfast hosted Irish Genealogy Essentials course

From the Ulster Historical Foundation (

Irish Genealogy Essentials: A Family History Course, 09-13 October 2017

Researching your Irish and Scots Irish ancestors can be both exhilarating and frustrating. This taught course is highly recommended for those who are relatively new to Irish family history and wish to get to grips with research techniques, archives and genealogical sources in Ireland. It is also the ideal opportunity for those with more experience in genealogy to learn about lesser-known sources, many of which are not yet online and are available only in the archives.

The course will be delivered by the Ulster Historical Foundation’s experienced staff and will include a week of intensive learning, with practical demonstrations using relevant websites and other electronic resources, plus a day and a half of guided research in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Participants will have full access to the Foundation’s research and newspaper library, electronic resources, and of course the expertise of our staff.

Running from 09-13 October 2017 Tracing Irish Genealogy Essentials: A Family History Course will cover topics such as Irish land divisions; Nineteenth and early twentieth century census returns; Church records; Civil records; Griffith’s valuation; Tithe applotment books; wills and testamentary papers; and much more!

More information on the details of this course can be found at:

(With thanks to the Ulster Historical Foundation)


My next 5 week Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs course commences May 15th 2017 - details at For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Beginner's Guide to British and Irish Genealogy, A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

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