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USA Lecture Tour, 6-22 March 2020


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


Tel: 773-282-7035

Main contact: Terri O'Connell; email:

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


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

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

Program title: Irish Genealogy

Hosts: The Wisconsin Historical Society


Tel: 608-264-6519

Main contact: Lori Bessler; email:

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


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

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

Main Contact:  Jonathan Stayer; e-mail:; 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)

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


To register: please email or phone 540-332-3902

Cost: FREE


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


Tel: 812-336-9076

Main contact: Ulster Historical Foundation; email:

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

Please Note: Dinner is not included in this ticket price but can be included as an additional extra to be paid on the night of the workshop. 

Those who register and wish to add a meal to their booking will also receive a $5 discount on the cost of their meal courtesy of Ulster Historical Foundation (This $5  discount is taken off ticket price and not meal price)



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

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

Program Title: Irish Ancestry Research - Genealogy Workshop

Hosts: Library of Virginia


Tel: 804-692-3001

Main contact: Ashley Ramey; email:

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


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

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

Program Title: Irish Genealogy

Host: Kentucky Genealogical Society

Tel: 502-320-2332


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


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

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: or



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

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


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

Main contact: Sierra Green; email:

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)

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


Tel./e-mail: (843) 766-1541 or email:


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


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

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

Program title: Irish Genealogy Workshop

Host: The Newberry Library


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)

Location: St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376 in Social Science Building Auditorium

Program Title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Hosts: St. Charles County Historical Society


Tel./e-mail: 636-946-9828 or (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)

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)


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


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)

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


Tel: 208-777-5459 or  208-771-2912

Main contact: Jessica McKenzie; email:

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 with the subject heading ‘Lecture Tour’.

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