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USA Lecture Tour, 6-22 March 2020

 

LECTURE TOUR UPDATE: Due to the impact of the Coronavirus situation on public gatherings and travel in USA, Canada and Europe the March 2020 lecture tour has had to be cancelled from Friday, 13 March to Sunday, 22 March.

The decision to cancel was made necessary by the public health concerns and directives issued by authorities across many of the US states. As a result the programme organisers (i.e. the host societies in USA) and Foundation staff decided it was safer for everyone to suspend the March programme.

We will be in contact shortly with those who had registered for the various events. Thank you for your consideration and patience.

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The USA Lecture Tour in March 2020 will take place from 6 to 22 March 2020.

The schedule  is listed below with contact information for each venue on the itinerary. Other information will be added as it is provided by the host organisations.

 

Friday, 6 March 2020 - Chicago IL (9:00am–5:00pm)

Location: Erin Room, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630

Program title: Irish Genealogy

Hosts: The Irish American Heritage Center

Web: https://irish-american.org/event/irish-genealogy-workshop-with-the-ulster-historical-foundation/

Tel: 773-282-7035

Main contact: Terri O'Connell; email: genealogy@irishahc.org

Cost: FREE, lunch can be pre-purchased if needed

 

Saturday, 7 March 2020 - Madison WI (9:00am–5:00pm) EVENT SOLD OUT

Location: Memorial Library Room 126, 728 State Street, Madison, WI 53706

Program title: Irish Genealogy

Hosts: The Wisconsin Historical Society

Web: www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Event/EV7421

Tel: 608-264-6519

Main contact: Lori Bessler; email: Lori.Bessler@wisconsinhistory.org

Cost: $36 WHS members and WSGS members; $40 non-members. Lunch included.

NOTE: Registration for Madison WI is now full. Interested parties can register for the nearest other event at Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago on Friday, 6 March (see above), or the Newberry Library, Chicago on 19 March (see below).

 

Sunday, 8 March 2020 - York PA (1:00pm–5:00pm)

Location:  York County History Center, 250 East Market Street, York, PA  17403

Program Title:  Topics in Irish Research

Hosts:  South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society & York County History Center

Web:  www.scpgs.org & www.yorkhistorycenter.org

Tel:  717-848-1587 (York County History Center); 717-854-7112 (Jonathan Stayer)

Main Contact:  Jonathan Stayer; e-mail: slrzt@aol.com; phone:  717-854-7112

Cost:  $40.00 per person; FREE to members of the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and of the York County History Center

 

Monday, 9 March 2020 - Staunton, VA (9:00am to 5:00pm) EVENT SOLD OUT

Location: Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401 (2nd floor Meeting Room)

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

Hosts: Staunton Public Library

Main Contact: Melissa Davidson

Tel: 540-332-3902

Email: davidsonmk@ci.staunton.va.us

To register: please email davidsonmk@ci.staunton.va.us or phone 540-332-3902

Cost: FREE

NOTE: Registration for Staunton VA is now full. There is a wait list only at this time. Interested parties can register for the nearest other event at Richmond VA on Friday, 13 March, or Charleston SC on Wednesday, 18 March (see below for both).

 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - Bloomington, IN (12 noon–7:00pm)

Location: Upstairs, The Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub, 212 West Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404

Time: 12 noon to 7pm

Program title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Host: Ulster Historical Foundation

Web: https://www.ancestryireland.com/bloombooking

Tel: 812-336-9076

Main contact: Ulster Historical Foundation; email: enquiry@uhf.org.uk

Cost: $50 (General Admission), $45 (UHF Guild and Irish Lion Affiliates)

 

Friday, 13 March 2020 - Richmond, VA (9:30am - 12:30pm)

UPDATE: THIS PROGRAMME WILL NOW BE DELIVERED AS A PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR. THE LIBRARY SHOULD BE IN CONTACT DIRECTLY WITH THOSE WHO HAD REGISTERED FOR THE FRIDAY PROGRAMME.

Location: Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Program Title: Irish Ancestry Research - Genealogy Workshop

Hosts: Library of Virginia

Web: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irish-ancestry-research-tickets-86136818543?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Tel: 804-692-3001

Main contact: Ashley Ramey; email: ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov

Cost:  $25 General Admission; $20 Semper Virginia Society Members

 

Saturday, 14 March 2020 - Frankfort, KY (08:30-4:30pm) EVENT SOLD OUT

UPDATE: THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE DELIVERED AS A PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR. THE SOCIETY SHOULD BE IN CONTACT DIRECTLY WITH THOSE WHO HAD REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT.

Location: Kentucky History Center & Museum, 100 W Broadway Street, Frankfort, KY 40601

Program Title: Irish Genealogy

Host: Kentucky Genealogical Society

Tel: 502-320-2332

Web: https://kygs.org/cpage.php?pt=82

Cost: $25 General Admission, $20 for KGS members (Lunch - $12 extra)

NOTE: Registration for Frankfort KY is now full. Interested parties can register for the nearest other event at Bloomington IN on Wednesday, 11 March (see above).

 

Sunday, 15 March 2020 - Philadelphia, PA (9:00am–4:30pm)

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED, THOSE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT WILL RECEIVE FURTHER NOTIFICATION

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

Program Title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Host: The Genealogical Society Of Pennsylvania

Contact: info@genpa.org or president@genpa.org

Registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/ulster-historical-foundation-2020-north-american-lecture-tour-tickets-89661033565

Cost: Early Bird ends 15th February 2020

 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - Pittsburgh, PA (9:00am–4:30pm)     CANCELLED

Location: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Program title: Irish Genealogy Workshop

Hosts: Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Web: https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/irish-genealogy-workshop-2020

Tel: 412-454-6361 (office), 724-456-4769 (cell)

Main contact: Sierra Green; email: sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org

Cost to attend for members/non-members: $30 for History Center and WCHS members, $40 for non-members

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - Charleston, SC (10:00am-5:00pm)

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED, THOSE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT WILL RECEIVE FURTHER NOTIFICATION 

Location: Old St Andrew’s Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414

Program title: Researching Your Scots-Irish and Irish Ancestors

Hosts: Old St Andrew’s Parish Church, SC

Web: https://www.oldstandrews.org/

Tel./e-mail: (843) 766-1541 or email: office@oldstandrews.org

Booking: www.ancestryireland.com/charlestonregistration/

Cost: General Admission - $25 (Additional $15 for a Tea Room Lunch)

 

Thursday, 19 March 2020 - Chicago, IL (10:00am-4:00pm)    CANCELLED

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

Program title: Irish Genealogy Workshop

Host: The Newberry Library

Web: https://www.newberry.org/03192020-irish-genealogy-research-program

Tel: 312-943-9090 (ask for the Genealogy and Local History department)

Cost: FREE, but registration is required

 

Friday, 20 March 2020 - St Charles, MO (8:45am–1:00pm)

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED, THOSE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT WILL RECEIVE FURTHER NOTIFICATION

Location: NEW VENUE: 5490 5th Street, Cottleville, MO 63304

Program Title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Hosts: St. Charles County Historical Society

Web:  www.scchs.org/eventListings.php?nm=20#er70

Tel./e-mail: 636-946-9828 or contact@SCCHS.org (with Computer Workshop as subject)

Cost: Members of SCCHS $25, SCC Student/Faculty/Staff $25, Non-members $30

 

Saturday 21 March 2020 - Little Rock, AR (9:00am–3:00pm)

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED, THOSE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT WILL RECEIVE FURTHER NOTIFICATION

Location: Darragh Center, located in the Main Library, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, Arkansas – in the River Market District

Program title: Irish Genealogy

Hosts: Arkansas Genealogical Society and Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)

Web:  https://www.agsgenealogy.org

No registration required. Capacity for 100 people but places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day.

E-Mail: info@agsgenealogy.org

Cost: FREE, lunch will be on your own. Several eating establishments are nearby.

 

Sunday, 22 March 2020 - Coeur d'Alene, ID (11:00am-6:00pm-includes 1hr early luncheon)

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED, THOSE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT WILL RECEIVE FURTHER NOTIFICATION

Sunday, 22-Mar-20 - Coeur d'Aene, ID (11:00am-6:00pm-includes 1hr early luncheon)

Location: The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N William Street, Post Falls, ID  83854

Program title: Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestry Workshop

Hosts: Jan Clizer - Painting Scotland & Jessica McKenzie

Web: https://janclizerpainting.com/event/128526/irish-and-scots-irish-ancestry-workshop

Tel: 208-777-5459 or  208-771-2912

Main contact: Jessica McKenzie; email: jrosemckenzie@gmail.com

Cost: $35 before 20 February, $45 February 20 or after.  Lunch is included.

Fee includes:  all lectures, handouts and handout accessibility, Irish-themed lunch, tea and coffee service, free parking and door prizes!

 

You may note from our previous itineraries that we travel widely across North America and are happy to visit any location where an invitation to us is extended.

If you know of a society, library or group near to you that would be interested in an Irish and Scots-Irish family history research programme, perhaps you would put us in contact with the local programme organisers by emailing enquiry@uhf.org.uk with the subject heading ‘Lecture Tour’.

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