Schedule

Delegates will have access to the expertise and knowledge of our team for the full five day programme.

The programme will begin the first morning with a course on Irish genealogy. These presentations will benefit both the novice and those with some experience of Irish research and  will be designed in such a way that you can hit the ground running when you enter the archives. After this first morning, your week will be spent in the archives of Belfast working alongside our researchers to help you find that elusive Irish Ancestor.

Please note this programme is subject to change.

Monday 24 October

Monday 24 October

Morning

09:00 - Registration

09:30 - Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research (session 1)

11:00 - Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 - Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research (session 2)

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

16:00 - End of assisted research

18:00 - Evening meal

Tuesday 25 October

Tuesday 25 October

Morning

10:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

12:30 - Lunch

Afternoon

12:45 - Lunch time talk on Irish Genealogy (Topic to be confirmed)

14:00 - Choice of Afternoon Research

Delegates will have the choice to remain in PRONI or visit another Belfast archive. Foundation staff will be present in certain archives in order to assist you with your research but please note their presence at specific archives will depend on the total number of delegates present. Please click here to read more about the archives that you will be able to visit.

16:00 - End of assisted research

Free evening for delegates to make their own dining/entertainment arrangements.

Wednesday 26 October

Wednesday 26 October

Delegates will have the choice to remain in PRONI or visit the Ulster Historical Foundation's research library. Transport to the research library will be arranged by Ulster Historical Foundation.

Note: Delegates who avail of the opportunity to visit the research library will be there for the entire day. 

10:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

12:30 - Lunch

12:45 - Lunchtime talk (Topic to be confirmed)

14:00 - Afternoon research in Ulster Historical Foundation's research library

Delegates will have the choice to remain in PRONI or visit our research library.

16:00 - End of assisted research

18:00 - Evening meal in Belfast

Thursday 27 October

Thursday 27 October

Morning

09:00 - Scheduled Consultations - Location TBD

10:00 - Morning of assisted research.

12:30 - Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - Delegates will have the choice to remain in PRONI or visit another Belfast archive. Foundation staff will be present in certain archives in order to assist you with your research but please note their presence at specific archives will depend on the total number of delegates present. Please click here to read more about the archives that you will be able to visit.

16:00 - End of assisted research.

Free evening for delegates to make their own dining/entertainment arrangements.

Friday 28 October

Friday 28 October

Morning

10:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

16:00 - End of assisted research

18:00 - Final Evening meal

End of Programme