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Irish Genealogy Workshop

Event date: 10/13/2018 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Irish Genealogy Workshop

Ulster Historical Foundation

The Ulster Historical Foundation, in partnership with the Fountaindale Public Library and the Plainfield Public Library, will host a full-day Irish Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, October 13 at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 West Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL.

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization with a long established and reputable research and publishing history. It is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and uses its knowledge to help those looking for their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. 

This multi-session day will help you break down the walls in your Irish genealogy research by featuring the following lectures: 

09:30   Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research (1 hr)
10:30   Understanding Irish Townlands: the Importance of Place, Identity and Administrative Divisions (1 hr)
11:30   BREAK (30 mins)
12:00   Church Records for Use in Genealogical Research Including Lesser Known Administrative Records – Vestry Minute books, Communicant Rolls, etc (1 hr)
  1:00   LUNCH
  1:30   Using Printed Sources for Irish Family History: Newspapers, Street Directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs and British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland (1 hr)
  2:30   Using Landed Estate Records: Tracing Families in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century (1 hr)
  3:30   BREAK (30 mins)
  4:00   Law and Order Records in Ireland (30 mins)
  4:30   Question and Answer Session (includes online database lookups) (30 mins)

Participants will enjoy light snacks, handouts, door prizes, and the opportunity to purchase Ulster Historical Society books during the program. Participants are asked to bring a seat cushion and a brown bag lunch.  You can also pre-order a box lunch from the library’s Brooks Cafe by calling (630) 685-4295.

This workshop is free. However, attendance is limited to 60 in the main meeting room, and 25 in the overflow webinar room. Due to the popularity of this event, walk-in registration may not be available. Reserve your space in the workshop here or call the Fountaindale Public Library 3rd Floor Reference Desk at 630-685-4176.

Can’t make the program in person? Watch our live streaming webinar from the comfort of your home. Sign up for a webinar reminder here

Fountaindale Public Library
Meeting Room A
300 West Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL (Map)

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