Schedule

Each day of the conference presents delegates with the opportunity to research in the archives with our team of experienced genealogists.

Delegates will begin the week in the classroom with a "refresher course" in Irish Genealogy.  This course will be designed in such a way that you can hit the ground running when you enter the archives. After this "refresher course" your week will be spent in the archives of Belfast as well as a day spent in the archives of Dublin working alongside our researchers to help you find that elusive Irish Ancestor.

Please note this programme is subject to change.

Monday 05 October

Day 1

Morning

09:00 - Registration

09:30 - Irish genealogy "refresher class" - Part 1

11:00 - Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 - Irish genealogy "refresher class" - Part 2

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

16:30 - End of assisted research

18:00 - Evening meal

Tuesday 06 October

Day 2

Morning

09:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

13:15 - First lunch time talk on Irish Genealogy

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.

16:30 - End of assisted research

There will be no evening meal scheduled this evening in order to prepare for the early start for some delegates on Wednesday 10th October.

Wednesday 07 October

Day 3

For delegates wishing to research in Dublin

Morning

07:15 - Coach will leave PRONI for Dublin

09:00 - Coach will make a comfort stop at Lusk services

10:00 - Delegates will have the option to either research in the Registry of Deeds or the National Archives along with our researchers. Delegates will also be able to research in the National Library, Representative Church Body archive or the holdings of Trinity College, Dublin. Please note that Foundation staff will not be present at these archives but will be happy to offer advice prior to your visits.

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

14:00 - Assisted research continues

16:00 - Coach will leave Dublin to return to Belfast

19:00 - Evening meal in Belfast

For delegates wishing to research in PRONI

Morning

09:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

16:30 - End of assisted research

19:00 - Evening meal in Belfast

Thursday 08 October

Day 4

Morning

09:00 - Scheduled Consultations

10:00 - 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.

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

13:15 - Second lunch time talk on Irish Genealogy

14:00 - Assisted research in PRONI. The Foundation's research team will be there to help you with your research until 17:00. After that time you have the option of staying in PRONI to continue researching until it closes at 8.45pm.

There will be no evening meal scheduled this evening to take advantage of PRONI's late opening.

Friday 09 October

Morning

09:00 - Assisted research in PRONI

13:00 - Lunch

Afternoon

13:15 - Third lunch time talk on Irish Genealogy

16:30 - End of assisted research

18:00 - Final Evening meal

End of Conference