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Latest news on events, book launches, articles & more from the Ulster Historical Foundation

Tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors, Family History Conference 2015

‘People will not look forward to posterity, who never looked backward to their ancestors.’ Edmund Burke We are delighted to advise that the website for the Foundation’s next family history conference Tracing your Irish Ancestors is now live. Running from 6-12 September 2015, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is aimed at both the dedicated family historian […]

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Christmas News from the Ulster Historical Foundation

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Since the website for our September 2015 family history conference went live, we have been delighted by the response and the number of registrations received. The extensive and innovative programme of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is clearly striking a chord with people and we are looking forward to meeting all the […]

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New Members' Databases!

New Members’ Databases!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of eight new databases to the members’ section of our website, containing over 36,300 new names. The largest database is the burial register of Milltown Cemetery in Belfast covering the years 1869 to 1895 and containing over 27,000 names. Milltown Cemetery, which opened in 1869, is located on […]

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Newsletter – 12 September 2014

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us once again and we are hoping that the marvellous weather we have been enjoying in Ulster will hold for our Ulster History and Genealogy Autumn School which commences next week. We are looking forward to renewing old acquaintances and making new friends with delegates who […]

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R. J. Hunter Grants and Bursaries

The R. J. Hunter Grants Scheme The R. J. Hunter Grants Scheme was established in 2015 using funding generously made available by his daughter, Ms Laura Hunter Houghton, through the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. R. J. (Bob) Hunter was a highly respected (and much loved) historian of the Ulster plantation, who spent the bulk […]

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Newsletter – 22 August 2014

Edward Bruce 700 The connections between Ulster and Scotland date back millennia. The story of the campaign in Ireland led by Edward Bruce (brother of King Robert I) of 1315–18 is one of the most important early examples of shared Ulster-Scottish history. Though the story may have largely slipped from the popular consciousness, historians have […]

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Newsletter – 11 August 2014

Publications Good news! Having swiftly sold out earlier in the year, both the new edition of Irish Libraries, Archives, Museums & Genealogical Centres: A Visitors’ Guide and Christine Kinealy and Trevor Parkhill’s important book The Famine in Ulster (which exposes the myth that ‘the Famine didn’t happen in Ulster’) have been reprinted and are now […]

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Newsletter – 8 July 2014

Publications We are pleased to advise that The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and the West of Scotland has been added to our online bookstore ( This beautifully produced hardback anthology is published by Irish Pages and aimed at the general reader in English as well as in […]

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Newsletter – 26 June 2014

Last Friday we attended the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)’s user meeting. This meeting which occurs four times a year is an opportunity to hear about the events and projects that PRONI and the various user organisations and individuals are involved in as well as creating opportunities for future partnerships. Speaking of PRONI, […]

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Newsletter – 19 June 2014

New online records This week we have been busy getting more than 27,000 records ready to add to our website! These records have been transcribed by our Emeritus Research Director Dr Trainor from Church of Ireland burial and marriage registers in Counties Antrim and Down. The earliest records we are adding date from the 1660s […]

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