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USA Lecture Tour 2020 – Bloomington Indiana Registration (11 March)

On Wednesday 11 March 2020 join Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullan  from the Ulster Historical Foundation for a special genealogical seminar in Bloomington, IN.

Learn about aspects of Irish history and how to uncover the resources and records for your family history research.


Event Details

Location: Upstairs, The Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub, 212 West Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404

Time: 12 noon to 7pm

Program title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Host: Ulster Historical Foundation

Cot: $50 (General Admission), $45 (UHF Guild and Irish Lion Affiliates)

Please note: Dinner is not included in this ticket price but can be included as an additional extra to be paid on the night of the workshop. If you choose not to include dinner you will need to make other arrangements for your evening meal. Any home-prepared meals or food sourced from other restaurants or establishments cannot be consumed on site.

Those who register and wish to add a meal to their booking will also receive a $5 discount on the cost of their meal courtesy of Ulster Historical Foundation (This $5  discount is taken off ticket price and not meal price)


11:30am - Registration

12:00 noon - Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research

12:30pm - Understanding Irish townlands: the importance of place, identity and administrative divisions in Irish research

1:30pm - Tea/coffee break

1.45pm - Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland

2.45pm - Census substitutes and other important sources for the 18th and 19th centuries

3.45pm - Q&A and solving brick walls

4:00pm - Dinner break

5:00pm - Using land records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate records

6:00pm - Using printed sources for Irish family history: newspapers, street directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs and British parliamentary papers on Ireland

7:00pm - Quick Q&A and wrap up



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