An Educational Charity | Charity Reg. No. NIC100280
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Charitable Objectives


Established in 1956 the aim of the Foundation is to encourage an interest in the history of the province of Ulster; promote a positive image of Northern Ireland overseas; strengthen cross-community links through the understanding of Northern Ireland’s history; broaden access to historical documents and records for Irish genealogy; and to inspire pride in Irish and Scots-Irish heritage.

The Ulster Historical Foundation is renowned for its professional, world class research, courses in family history, annual conferences and extensive lecture tours in North America which provide a welcome opportunity to engage with many people interested in their Irish and Ulster family history. The Foundation pioneered the online availability of birth, marriage and death records in Ireland, and for over six decades has been offering expert genealogical advice through professional research services. Headquartered in Belfast, the Foundation works closely with all communities in Northern Ireland to help unlock the past and contribute to peacebuilding and reconciliation.

Tracing your Irish Ancestors Conference October 2015

Ulster Historical Foundation is an educational charity and is registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100280. It does not receive any funding from government and needs your support to deliver our range of services. There are many ways in which you can support us and any contribution, large or small, really does make a difference and is appreciated greatly.

You can make your donation safely and securely by using our online donation facility. Donors in the USA can benefit from tax efficient giving by using the Foundation's Designated Gifts arrangement with The Irish American Partnership.

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Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100280