Irish Genealogy Workshop with the Ulster Foundation of Belfast

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History & Genealogy, Speaker

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Program Description


This is an off-site event held at the Fountaindale Public Library. You must register for both days at the following links:



The Ulster Historical Foundation will present an extensive list of lectures over this two-day workshop.

  • Understanding Irish Townlands: the importance of place, identity and administrative divisions in Irish research
  • An introduction to Archives in Ireland and their Websites (for example, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland
  • Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland
  • Using land records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate records
  • Irish Education and School Records: a Valuable alternative to Non-Available Census records for Nineteenth-Century Research
  • Newspapers as a source for Irish research
  • Emigration from the north of Ireland to North America – sources for researching emigrant ancestors
  • The Irish Poor Law and local government records: Board of Guardians, workhouse registers and grand jury records, etc
  • Law and Order Records in Ireland

During the second day of the workshop, the Ulster Historical Foundation will host one-on-one consultations by appointment.  Fees for these consultations will be collected online directly through the Ulster Foundation website.

Once the in-person registration is filled, a virtual link will become available for those unable to attend.