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North American Lecture Tour, 03-20 March 2018

Join 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, 3 March, Augusta GA (9:00am–5:00pm) - SOLD OUT

Location: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Program title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Hosts: Augusta Genealogical Society and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library


Tel./e-mail: 706-722-4073 (AGS, monitored by answering machine when not open),

Main contact: Margie Barton 706-736-3104; email:

Cost: $45 AGS members and Library Patrons; $50 non-members. Lunch and refreshment breaks included.


Sunday, 4 March, Pittsburgh PA (9:00am–4:30pm) - SOLD OUT

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

Program Title: Irish Genealogy Workshop

Host: Heinz History Center and Westmoreland County Historical Society


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

Main Contact: Sierra Green -

Cost: $30 for History Center and Westmoreland County Historical Society members; $40 for non-members. Optional box lunch is $10.95


Monday, 5 March, Boston MA - full-day event (9:30am - 4:00pm) - SOLD OUT

Host: The New England Historic Genealogical Society


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


Tuesday, 6 March, Louisville KY (1:00pm–4:30pm)

Location: The Filson Society, 1310 S. 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208

Program title: Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop

Hosts: The Filson Society


Tel./e-mail: 502-635-5083

Main contact: Jamie Evans -

Cost: Free for Filson Society members; $20:00 for non-members


Wednesday, 7 March, Chicago IL (9:15am–3:00pm) - SOLD OUT

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

Program title: Irish Genealogy Workshop

Host: The Newberry Library


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

Cost: Free, but registration is required


Thursday, 8 March, Madison WI (9:00am–5:00pm) - SOLD OUT

Location: Memorial Library Room 126816 State Street, Madison, WI  53706

Program title: Irish Genealogy- Ulster Historical Foundation Lecture Tour

Host: Wisconsin Historical Society


Tel./e-mail: 608-264-6519

Main contact: Lori B. Bressler, Reference Librarian -

Cost: $30:00 (10% off for Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society members! WSGS Members use code WSGS18 at checkout!).

Registration is required. Each attendee will receive a box lunch and can select from three choices when registering.


Saturday, 10 March, Ottawa ON (8:30am–4:30pm)

Location: The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean, Ontario

Program title: Tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Host: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)


Tel./e-mail:  613-234-2520

Main contact: Andrea Harding -

Cost:  $20 members; $30 non-members

Optional box lunch


Sunday, 11 March, Philadelphia PA (9:00am–4:30pm)

Location: Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

Program title: Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Hosts: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania


Tel./e-mail: 267.686.2296  (GSP office is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)


Main contact:

Cost: Before Feb 16 – Member:  $80.00

Before Feb 16 – Non-Member: $90.00

Feb 16 to Mar 5: $100.00


Monday, 12 March, Nashville TN (5:30pm–9:00pm)

Location: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville TN 37076

Program Title: Exploring Your Scots-Irish Genealogy

Host: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage


Tel./e-mail: 615-889-2941

Main Contact: Hannah Howard -


Cost: Monday Workshop $15 non-Members, Free for Members; Tuesday Individual Consultations $45/session (30 minutes)


Tuesday, 13 March, Nashville TN (9:00am–5:00pm)

Location: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville TN 37076

Program Title: Day of individual research consultations

Host: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage


Tel./e-mail: 615-889-2941

Main Contact: Hannah Howard -

Note: There are no presentations on Tuesday. This day will be devoted exclusively to private individual consultations $45/session per person (30 minutes). Places must be reserved with the Hermitage staff directly on a first come first served basis.


Wednesday, 14 March, St Louis MO (1:00pm–5:00pm and 6:00pm–8:15pm)

Location: St Louis County Library, Grant’s View Branch, 9700 Musick Ave., St. Louis, MO 63123

Program Title: Discovering your Irish and Scots-Irish Roots

Host: St Louis County Library History & Genealogy Department

Web: or

Tel./e-mail: 314-994-3300, ext. 2070,

Main contact: Scott Holl -

Cost: The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration opens Feb. 1, 2018. Call 314-994-3300 to register.


Thursday, 15 March, Omaha NE (12:30pm–4:00pm and 5:30pm–9:30pm)

Location: Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Center, 67th & Dodge Streets, Omaha, NE

Program Title: Irish Resources for Genealogists

Host: The Greater Omaha Genealogical Society


Tel./e-mail: 402-289-5733

Main Contact: Cookie Leary -


 GOCS Members

$60 (afternoon and evening with sandwich box)

$40 (afternoon session, no sandwich box)

$40 (evening session, no sandwich box)


$70 (afternoon and evening with sandwich box)

$50 (afternoon session, no sandwich box)

$50 (evening session, no sandwich box

$10 Sandwich box if attending only 1 session (GOCS Members and non-members)


Saturday, 17 March, Fair Oaks CA - (9:00am-4:45pm) - SOLD OUT

Location: Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Programme Title: "The Irish Are Coming"

Host: Root Cellar – Sacramento Genealogical Society


Info email:

Cost: $30 for RC Members; $45 for Non-Members

Optional Lunch available for $7.00

No Reservations accepted after March 3, 2018

Learn about your Irish Ancestors and have some Fun on St. Patrick’s Day


Sunday, 18 March, Seattle WA (9:00am-5:00pm)

Location: Seattle Center

Host: Irish Heritage Club, Seattle




Tuesday, 20 March, Honolulu, HI (9:00am–4:00pm)

Location: Von Holt Room, St Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813-2304

Program Title: Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Host: Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii, the Friends’ of St Patrick and the Hawaii State Public Library System

Web: (click on 'Celtic Calendar) or

Tel: 808-392-5020

Main Contact: Brenda Reichel, Chieftain, Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii - or Terrysue Reilly-Satta -

Cost: $40.00 per person (fee includes morning meet and greet, and lunch)

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