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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 […]

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More November News from the Ulster Historical Foundation

New Publications We are pleased to advise of the addition of the following family history titles to booksireland: Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians (£12.99) Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians (£12.99) Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians (£12.99) Your Irish […]

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Early November Newsletter

Glimpses of Ireland’s Past – The Ordnance Survey Memoir Drawings: topography and technique We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of this intriguing volume by Foundation Vice-Chairman Angelique Day. Glimpses of Ireland’s Past provides an insight into the working methods and innovations of the Ordnance Survey’s grand project of mapping Ireland. The views of […]

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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 (www.booksireland.org.uk). 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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