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Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors Seminar in Bloomington, IN

On Wednesday 11 March 2020 Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullan from the Ulster Historical Foundation hosted a special genealogical seminar in Bloomington, IN. In the seminar, our attendees learnt about aspects of Irish history and how to uncover the resources and records for their family history research.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, there was a delay in sending the supplemental materials to the attendees.

This page will provide links for you to download all of the supplemental materials - handouts, reading lists, etc. - for the event.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time, and we apologise again for the inconvenience.

Underneath this you will see the original list of topics for the seminar, and below that are links to download the handouts.


  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Understanding Irish townlands: the importance of place, identity and administrative divisions in Irish research
  • Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland
  • Census substitutes and other important sources for the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Solving brick walls
  • Using land records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate records
  • Using printed sources for Irish family history: newspapers, street directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs and British parliamentary papers on Ireland


The files, with the exception of the website list, are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat or any other similar programs. Please let us know if you have any difficulty viewing or downloading the files.

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