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Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors Seminar in Charleston, SC

On Wednesday 18 March 2020 Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullan from the Ulster Historical Foundation were scheduled to host a special genealogical seminar in Charleston, SC. In the seminar, you could learn 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, the event had to be cancelled, for which we're extremely sorry.

This page will provide links for you to download all of the supplemental materials - handouts, reading lists, etc. - that would have been given to you at 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.


  • Emigration from Ireland to North America: an overview
  • Introduction to Scots-Irish and 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
  • Using land records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate records
  • Solving brick walls


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