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North American Lecture Tour 2016

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors?


Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years.

Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Foundation during their annual North American lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.

Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops!


Saturday, 05 March Toronto, ON

Location: North York Civic Centre, Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room, North York Civic Centre 5110 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5W4, Canada

Host: The Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadian Department, North York Central Library




Sunday, 06 March Boston, MA

Location: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 275 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116

Host: New England Historic Genealogical Society


Tel./e-mail: 888-296-3447


Tuesday, 08 March Philadelphia, PA

Location: Moriarty's Pub and Restaurant, 1116 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Host: The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP)


Tel./e-mail: 215-545-0391 email


Wednesday, 09 March Leesburg, VA

Location: Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Host: Thomas Balch Library


Tel./e-mail: 703-737-7195


Thursday, 10 March Newberry, Chicago

Location: The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610

Host: The Newberry Library


Tel./e-mail: +1 312-943-9090 (ask for the Genealogy and Local History department)


Friday, 11 March Salt Lake City, UT

Location: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, 122 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States

Host: Heritage Journeys


Tel./e-mail: 801-557-1059


Saturday, 12 March Portland, OR

Location: Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Host: Genealogical Forum of Oregon




Sunday, 13 March Portland, OR

Location: Genealogical Forum of Oregon, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite B-18, Portland, Oregon 97202

Host: Genealogical Forum of Oregon




Monday, 14 March Chehalis, WA

Location: Bethel Assembly of God Church, 132 Kirkland Road, Chehalis, WA 98532

Host: Lewis County Genealogical Society


Tel./e-mail: 360-219-6912


Wednesday, 16 March Fountaindale, IL

Location: Fountaindale Public Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Host: The Plainfield Public Library and the Fountaindale Public Library


Tel./e-mail: 630-685-4201


Thursday, 17 March Memphis, TN

Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN

Host: Tennessee Genealogical Society


Tel./e-mail: 901-754-4300


Saturday, 19 March Pittsburgh, PA

Location: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Host: Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland County Historical Society


Tel./e-mail: 412-454-6361


Sunday, 20 March York County, PA

Location: 250 East Market St, York, PA 17403

Host: South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society


Tel./e-mail: 717-848-1587 or 717-843-7043


Tuesday, 22 March Halifax (Debert), Nova Scotia

Location: The Debert Hospitality Centre, 130 Ventura Dr, Debert, NS B0M 1G0, Canada

Host: Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia


Tel./e-mail: (902) 454-0322


What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day itself, than by making a start on your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestral quest. Your Irish genealogy is waiting to be discovered.

With sixty years’ experience of serving Irish people everywhere, let the Ulster Historical Foundation help you discover your family’s story.

Please share this information about our lecture tour with your genealogical or historical society and friends on social media.

We know that information about a North American tour is not relevant to those of you who do not live there but we will travel anywhere where we are invited to speak. For example, we are doing a workshop in Manchester, England this weekend so please do get in touch with us if you or your society would be interested in hosting one of our events (

These are just some of the organisations we have worked with, click here to view the full list
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