Westmoreland County Historical Society

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Mar 04th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan, executive director, and Gillian Hunt, research officer, of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Ireland for a workshop that will provide researchers with valuable insight into investigating the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland. This in-depth workshop will benefit beginners and seasoned genealogists alike.  Mr. Mullan and Ms. Hunt will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will enhance your Irish genealogy research.

 Irish Genealogy Workshop presentations include:

  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Using Landed Estate Records to Trace Farming Families in the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • The Great Famine in Ireland: Sources for Research
  • Church Records in Genealogical Research
  • The Importance of Gravestone Inscriptions for Irish Research         
  • Records Relating to Law and Order in Ireland
  • Solving Your Brick Walls Q&A Session

 Participants may pre-order a box lunch for an additional $10.95.

In addition to the Ulster Historical Foundation, representatives from the Westmoreland County Historical Society, the Detre Library & Archives of the Heinz History Center, and other area genealogical societies will be on hand to share information about local resources and tips with fellow researchers.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a special curator-led tour of the History Center’s Irish American collection on display within the museum’s fourth floor Special Collections Gallery.

The Westmoreland County Historical Society presents this workshop in partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Cost: $30 for History Center & WCHS members.  $40 for others.

Advance registration is required. For more information, and to register, please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events or call 412-454-6361