Monday, February 23, 2015

Latah County Historical Society Seminar

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and have come online in recent years.

Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research. Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

Find out more at about a special Irish and Scots-Irish seminar from the Ulster Historical Foundation to follow up St. Patrick’s Day:

Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Best Western Plus University Inn
Moscow, Idaho, March 27, 2015, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lunch included; Pre-registration required
Sponsored by the Latah County Historical Society
Kathy and Bruce Pitman
Mary Wack

Staff from the Ulster Historical Foundation – Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt-- will present a seminar on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy for beginners and active family historians. Mullan is Executive Director of the Foundation, an educational nonprofit organization which specializes in historical research and publications. Hunt is Research Officer with the Foundation.

Topics will include:
·        Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
·        Emigration from Ireland to America and the Sources for its Study (including Famine emigration) 
·        Using land records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate records
·        Q&A and solving your brick walls (includes using online databases as part of solving brick walls)
The programme includes “Solving your brick-walls” – a practical internet tutorial for trying to resolve research queries. It is an extended question and answer session, where the speakers use online resources and their local knowledge to offer participants practical tips and specific advice about their personal research interests.

This seminar provides very practical and detailed information on how to trace your Irish ancestors. The presenters are from one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organisations and publishing houses and they will give advice on what to do and where to go next. These sessions will help the beginner and the seasoned genealogist alike.

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day itself, than by making a start on your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestral quest? Your Irish genealogy is waiting to be discovered.

With over 55 years’ experience of serving Irish people everywhere, let the Ulster Historical Foundation help you discover your family’s story.

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