Monday, 29 October 2018

Ulster Historical Foundation courses and conference

From the Ulster Historical Foundation (

Irish Genealogy Essentials

This is a reminder that our next Irish Genealogy Essentials course is coming up soon and there are still places available. It is a 5-day course and runs from 5 to 9 November 2018.

Irish Genealogy Essentials embraces the unique nature of Irish genealogical research and is ideal if you:
  • Have no experience with genealogy or family history research
  • Have some experience with genealogical research, but want to develop your skills and knowledge further
  • Consider yourself a more experienced genealogical researcher who wants to learn new techniques and lesser known sources

We have two other 5-day courses scheduled - 4-8 February 2019 and 7-11 October 2019.

There are also two 1-day courses scheduled - Monday, 19 November 2018 and Saturday, 19 January 2019.

Click here for more information on our family history courses.

Irish Family History Experience
Genealogy Class

We are also offering a new programme - Irish Family History Experience: Introduction to Irish Family History - which will appeal to both the budding family history researcher wishing to make the first step towards research success as well as the dedicated family historian wishing to break down those genealogical brick walls.

Running from 10 to 15 June 2019, this 6-day programme will give you the skills and experience to further explore your family history and help you find your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors! This brand new programme will offer you the opportunity to spend three days learning from the experts in the classroom and researching in the Public Record Office Northern Ireland (PRONI) followed by the option of three days of tours to sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and the Giant's Causeway or continued assisted research in PRONI. (For a full itinerary click here)

Places can fill up fast so reserve your place now for only £729.99 per person (or with a deposit of £350 per person).

Given the current low value of sterling (GBP) against other currencies now is a particularly good time for overseas visitors to purchase. The present exchange rate values will ensure overseas delegates can make a very tidy saving on the cost.

For more information or to book your place click here

Exiles of '98 Conference

To mark the recent publication by the Ulster Historical Foundation of Exiles of ’98: Ulster Presbyterians and the United States by Peter Gilmore, Trevor Parkhill and William Roulston, PRONI will be holding a half-day conference on Thursday, 8 November 2018, from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

The conference will examine the events of 1798 in the north of Ireland, the experiences of those who left Ireland after the Rebellion and look at the wider context of Presbyterian migration from Ireland. Speakers will include Dr Linde Lunney, Peter W. Murphy, Trevor Parkhill and Keith Beattie.

Additional Information:

Admission is FREE, book via Eventbrite
The Heritage Café at PRONI will be open from 9.30am to 3.00pm

(With thanks to the UHF)


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