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Irish Genealogy Research Program

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60 West Walton Street

Chicago, IL 60610

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Join experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation as they describe the ins-and-outs of research in the Emerald Isle. No previous research experience is required. Topics, covering the whole of Ireland, will include:

Preliminary Schedule

9:15-10:15 am Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:30 am Printed Sources for Irish Family History

  • Newspapers, street directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs, and British parliamentary papers on Ireland

11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch Break

  • On your own

12:30-1:30 pm 18th- and 19th-Century Irish Landed Estate Records

1:30-1:45 pm Break

1:45-2:45 pm Sources for 17th-Century Families in Ireland

  • Including, among others, the Plantation of Ulster

2:45-3 pm Audience Questions and Discussion

Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He is also a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation; a board member of the Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR); a member of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; and a former non-executive director of the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History. He has spoken widely in the United States about Irish family history research. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Irish Politics and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Organisation and Management, both from Queen’s University Belfast.

Gillian Hunt is Research Assistant with the Ulster Historical Foundation. She was previously the Woodland Trust’s research officer, working on their ancient woodland inventory project. She regularly runs classes and gives talks on family history as well as visiting the United States to promote family history at events such as the recent “Experience Northern Ireland” exhibition in New York.

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Beginning January 2018 the Newberry is undertaking renovation of much of the ground floor. Ruggles Hall will not be affected, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

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