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Charitable Objectives

Projects

Genealogical Projects

Irish Genealogical Project

This has been our biggest project to date. The Irish Genealogical Project was established in the late 1980s and the Ulster Historical Foundation was chosen as the official IGP centre for counties Antrim and Down (including the city of Belfast). This project involved the digitising of records relating to family history for these counties. Over […]

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History from Headstones Online

History from Headstones Online

History from Headstones Online is project devised and implemented by the Ulster Historical Foundation, the aim of which is to encourage people to take an interest in the graveyards of Northern Ireland and to provide an online resource for those searching for their ancestors. A major component was the development of learning packages specifically aimed […]

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Ballymoney Ancestry Project

Ballymoney Ancestry Project

Since 1997, Ballymoney Borough Council has attempted to collect in a single depository the most significant local genealogical resources (such as householders lists, trade directories, hearth rolls etc.) relating to the town of Ballymoney and the villages of the present day borough – Balnamore, Cloughmills, Dervock, Dunloy, Loughguile (or Loughgiel), Rasharkin and Stranocum. The Ulster […]

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Newry and Mourne Ancestry Project

Newry and Mourne Ancestry Project

Newry and Mourne Ancestry is a free online resource for those wishing to discover more about their family history in the Newry and Mourne District Council area. In 2005 the Ulster Historical Foundation was commissioned to compile a database of records for this website as well as a guide to carrying out family history research […]

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'My Roots' Workshops

‘My Roots’ Workshops

Interest in ones family roots has always been a popular pastime, but recent television programmes and the rise of genealogy on the internet has made the process of finding out about our past easier and relatively less expensive than in previous generations. The knowledge that anyone can trace their roots and that each one of […]

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Scots in Ulster Surname Map

Scots in Ulster Surname Map

Produced by the Ulster Historical Foundation in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and the Ulster-Scots Agency for the Stone Mountain Games in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2008. These A1 (folding to A5) maps list over 400 names of the first wave of Scottish settlers who migrated to Ulster between 1606 and 1641, all researched from the […]

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Plantation of Ulster Pocket Guide

Plantation of Ulster Pocket Guide

In the early seventeenth century 20-30,000 Scots crossed the North Channel into Ireland. Together they formed part of one of the most significant movements of people in these islands. Many came to the settlements in north-east County Down encouraged by two Ayrshire Scots Sir James Hamilton and Sir Hugh Montgomery from 1606 onwards. Others settled […]

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Historical Projects

Bready Townland Markers Project

Bready Townland Markers Project

In conjunction with Bready Ulster-Scots and District Development Association, the Foundation implemented a wide-ranging project with several different elements. The Bready Association was formed in 2001 to promote an interest in, and appreciation of, the history and culture of the Bready area in north-west County Tyrone. In 2004 the Association successfully applied to the RDC […]

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Ballymagorry Signage Project

Ballymagorry Signage Project

To make people aware of its heritage, Ballymagorry and District Development Association created a scenic walkway and successfully applied for a grant from the Rural Development Council towards erecting interpretative panels at two historic sites in the neighbourhood of the village of Ballymagorry. The Ulster Historical Foundation was given the task of researching, writing and […]

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History of the Irish Parliament Online

History of the Irish Parliament Online

With support from the Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure, the Foundation has now completed the work to digitise the massive six volume History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 published in 2002. Incorporating 2,300 biographies of members of parliament, 300 constituency histories and an index to the statutes passed by the old Irish parliament this […]

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Presbyterian Historical Society Project

Presbyterian Historical Society Project

In 2006 the Ulster Historical Foundation was commissioned by the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland (PHSI) to help it develop a website that would provide information about the Society. Part of the project was also to make available online a digitised version of A History of Congregations. This had been published in 1982 as A History of […]

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Plantation of Ulster Booklet and CD

Plantation of Ulster Booklet and CD

In 2008 the Ulster Historical Foundation was asked provide advice and assistance on a project being run by the Ulster Scots Agency under the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The aim of the project was to produce a booklet and CD that would present to 7-11 year-olds the story of the early seventeenth-century Ulster Plantation. […]

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