Ulster Historical Foundation and Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society join forces.
Want to learn more about family research in Ireland? Then join us for a day of talks at the Central Library in Manchester, United Kingdom on Saturday, 6 February 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
We are delighted to offer a full-day Irish family history workshop in partnership with the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (M&LFHS).
For details of the programme, and to purchase tickets, visit this website
Many people living in Britain believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While it is true that many records were destroyed, other collections have survived, indeed many of them have come online in recent years making Irish family history research easier than ever before.
Learn about the use of civil records, the census, census substitutes and land division records in Ireland. Find out how to trace your farming family in the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries and discover more about the records relating to the several church denominations in Ireland.
The seminar provides very practical and detailed information on how to trace Irish ancestors, from anywhere on the island of Ireland, and not just the northern province of Ulster, and the sessions are intended to help the beginner and the seasoned genealogist alike.
- 09:00 – 9:30am: Registration
- 09:30: Welcome, house-keeping notices, etc.
- 09:45: Introduction to Irish Family History Research (civil records, census, and land divisions)
- 10:45-11:00: Break
- 11:00: Getting the most out of valuation records (Griffith Valuation, tithe books)
- 12:00: Census substitutes and other important sources for the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries
- 1:00-2:00pm: Lunch (see below)
- 2:00: Tracing farming families in the eighteenth and nineteenth century: using landed estate records
- 3:00-3:15: Break
- 3:15: Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland
- 4:15-4:45: Q&A (includes using online databases)
We hope members and friends living in Britain will share this information with interested parties, and that we will have the opportunity to meet some of you at the programme.
Wondering what to buy someone for Christmas? Why not treat them to a ticket for our ‘Exploring Your Irish Roots’ event in Manchester.