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Perfect Christmas Gifts from Ulster Historical Foundation

Perfect Christmas Gifts from Ulster Historical Foundation

Buying the perfect present for someone who appears to own everything; is extremely particular; or wants nothing, is not easy. We all have that person on our shopping list that is impossible to check off.

Rather than the typical Christmas hamper or a pair of socks we hope that this selection of great gift ideas will help you find a present for that troublesome loved one and show that you appreciate them.

Lifetime Membership of our Ulster Genealogical and Historical Guild

The Ulster Genealogical and Historical Guild was established in 1978 to provide a forum for the Irish and Scots-Irish community worldwide. Lifetime membership entitles the member to free access to our membership databases, discount on our PPV databases and publications, 2 free publications a year as well as direct access to our global genealogical co-operative to assist with your family history research.

To become a lifetime guild member or for information please go to:

Other types of Guild Membership are also available at:

Gift Certificates

Ulster Historical Foundation Gift Certificates are the ideal present for the novice or more experienced family history researcher for Christmas.

This Christmas why not get a family member a gift certificate to contribute towards a Family History report? Our gift certificates may also be used to buy our Family Research Starter Kit or books available at, Guild membership or a one on one consultation with one of our professional genealogists.

For more information please go to:

Irish Genealogical Essentials: A Family History Course

Researching Irish ancestors can be both exhilarating and frustrating. This taught course is highly recommended for those who are relatively new to Irish family history and wish to get to grips with research techniques, archives and genealogical sources in Ireland.

It is also the ideal opportunity for those with more experience in genealogy to learn about lesser-known sources, many of which are not yet online and are available only in the archives.

For more information please go to:

2017 Family History Conferences

The Foundation will be hosting two Tracing your Irish Ancestors family conferences in June and September 2017.

Running from 14-21 June 2017 and 06-13 September 2017, these conferences offer a new programme which combines a varied and exciting mix of research opportunities in the archives (including the National Library and National Archives in Dublin), talks from acknowledged experts and a choice of tours taking in the spectacular scenery and historical sites.

For more information go to:

Perfect books for Christmas

A History of St. George’s Church Belfast: Two Centuries of Faith, Worship and Music

A History of St George's Church by Brian Walker is sure to be much appreciated by a wide readership, including not just parishioners but also those interested in church and architectural history and by the many who are intrigued by the story of Belfast.

This book serves as a fitting testimony to a building and an institution that continues to hold a special place in the heart of Belfast.

For more information go to:

Window to an Age: A Chronicle of Art in Belfast 1760–1888

Window to an Age: A Chronicle of Art in Belfast 1760-1888 by Dr Eileen Black (former fine art curator in the Ulster Museum) provides an unique insight into aspects of Belfast's cultural life during this period. This is a must have publication for anyone interested in art or the arts as well as those interested in the social history of a burgeoning city.

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