Ulster Historical Foundation
Telling, since 1956, the story of the people of Ulster
We are pleased to announce that details for the Foundation’s Tracing your Irish Ancestors family history conference in June 2017 are now available.
Running from 14-21 June 2017, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors will offer a brand new programme which will appeal to both the dedicated family historian and those who may wish to spend time taking in the spectacular scenery and historical sites.
New for 2017
This year’s conference will include a guided tour of both the Knowth and Newgrange (visit confirmed) passage tombs at Bru na Boinne; a tour of south Antrim including a trip to Carrickfergus Castle, one of the best preserved medieval structures in all of Ireland; a visit to Ireland’s only accessible rope-bridge at Carrick-a-rede; a visit to Barons Court, the finest private home in Ireland; as well as the Hill of the O’Neills – the ancient capital of Ulster!
The extensive programme of tours throughout the week will also take you through rolling countryside to sites of international renown from the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle on County Antrim’s wild Atlantic coast to the haunting Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin with its Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition.
New Irish Genealogy Essentials Course
Delivered by the Foundation’s expert staff a major new addition to our programming for 2017 includes an Irish Genealogy Essentials Course. This course will offer delegates, prior to the start of the conference, two and a half days of intensive learning, with practical demonstrations using relevant websites and other electronic resources.
Our programme is all about helping you to trace your roots
Assisted personal research in the archives with the help of the Foundation’s experienced genealogists, talks, tours and sightseeing are all part of the eclectic, friendly and fun mix of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors.
The Foundation has many years’ experience in hosting family history events and Tracing Your Irish Ancestors promises to be a truly memorable week.
‘Early Bird’ offer – register now for excellent savings
We are currently offering a special ‘Early Bird’ registration offer: sign up to attend our Summer Conference before the 28th February 2017 for only £799.99! (The price after 31st January will be £849.99).
Join us in June and learn about the dramatic history of Ulster and the lives of your Irish ancestors. You will be very welcome. For more information please visit:
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 14-21 June 2017 – www.ancestryireland.com/family-history-conference/summer
If you have any queries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ulster Historical Foundation
Testimonials from 2015 and 2016 conference attendees
If you are wondering whether to engage UHF’s services or attend one of their conferences I can assure you that you’ll experience absolute quality. I attended the June 2016 UHF conference and to sum it up – I attended a genealogy holiday. If you want to: meet like-minded people, have professional research assistance, eat really well, enjoy field trips that will show you the things that make Ireland amazing, meet new friends from around the world and enhance your own genealogy knowledge – this is a high quality conference you won’t be sorry you spent money on! On top of all that the staff at UHF are friendly, know their stuff, well organised and prepared to accommodate your last minute change (if they can). My only complaint is that it ended! But, I’ve already decided that I’m going to attend another one in a few years time. Yes, it’s that good! Davina Hughes. Waipa, New Zealand
Great conference UHF! It was very Informative, well organized, friendly, and fun. Looking forward to my next one. Suzanne Billings, Pennsylvania, USA
Excellent program for both researchers and tourists. I enjoyed the research and my wife likewise the tours. A most friendly and informative staff. Greatly enjoyed interacting with the staff especially the very delightful historical commentaries delivered as only the Irish can. The attendees bonded well with our shared interest in Irish genealogy and a great time was had by all. Thanks UHF! Andy and Jackie Moore, Illinois, USA
What a wonderful week this was, I cannot believe just how many places that we all visited together, thank you so much to everyone involved in all the hard work for giving us such a wonderful time, I also met up with many new friends. Kay Howard, Essex, England