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Celebrate Your Shamrock Roots: Irish and Scots-Irish Research

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Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus

8333 Little River Turnpike

Annandale, VA 22003

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Topics: Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research; Land Records; Census Substitutes, Church Records, Ulster Plantation; Immigration

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Join fellow Fairfax Genealogical Society members and other researchers for a return to an in-person spring fair on March 12th, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, to “Celebrate Your Shamrock Roots: Irish and Scots-Irish Research.” Registration check-in will occur from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

We will be welcoming the return of the Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) whose representatives last were here for the Fairfax Genealogical Society spring seminar in 2013. This spring Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt of the UHF will be presenting at our one day spring fair which also will be available virtually.

Fintan Mullan is the Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Working with technology partners, Fintan was a pioneer in the creation of online resources for Irish research and has maintained the Foundation’s prominence in digital database developments for Irish genealogy.

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and is responsible for the management of the Foundation's many genealogical activities. As well as managing the genealogy side of the Foundation's work, Gillian carries out research for clients and is very experienced in the use of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the General Register Office.

There will be six sessions of approximately 50 minutes each, with a 30 minute q&a and wrap-up at the end of the day. Topics will include land records; census substitutes and other sources for the 18th and 19th centuries; records related to the different churches in Ireland; the Ulster Plantation and sources for 17th century families in Ireland; and emigration records from the north of Ireland.

The 2022 Spring Fair will be held at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, close to the Beltway/236 Interchange, with ample free parking and handicapped accessible. (If you need accommodations for a disability, please call (703) 644-8185, the Fairfax Genealogical Society.) Masks will be required.

Box lunches ($10) will be available to order with conference registration. Lunch time will include live Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a vendor room, and door prize drawings. Registration fees are $60 FxGS members/$70 non-members, with $70 FxGS members/$80 non-members after February 19, 2022.

Fintan Mullen will be in-person for the Fair at the Ernst Center (also appearing via Zoom for those choosing that option). Gillian Hunt will be doing her presentations via Zoom viewable at the Ernst Center or with the virtual option.

For those choosing the virtual option, a Zoom link to the presentations as well as presentation handouts will be emailed close to but prior to the March 12, 2022, presentation date. In-person attendees will receive presentation handouts by email prior to the March 12, 2022 date.

This event is open to the public.

FxGS Members must FIRST click on the blue promo code link in the upper left hand corner of the Tickets page, type in the promo code and then click on the Apply link before proceeding to receive a member discount.

“Northern Virginia Community College does not sponsor or endorse this event.”

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Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus

8333 Little River Turnpike

Annandale, VA 22003

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The Fairfax Genealogical Society was established in 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons who are conducting genealogical research, to further the use of sound  genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research, and to aid those doing research in our area.   We currently have over 400 members, including not only many who live in or near Fairfax County, but also many who are searching for information in our area.  We are pleased to also have the membership of several libraries and other societies nationwide.

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