Westmoreland County Historical Society

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Mar 18th 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for the fifth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop held at the Heinz History Center. This workshop features new topics on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.

This in-depth workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogical research. Responding to popular demand, this event will also include an expanded networking session for connecting with fellow attendees and local genealogical societies.

Irish Genealogy Workshop presentations include:

  • The Importance of Land Divisions for Irish Genealogy: Understanding Townlands
  • Archives and Libraries in Ireland and Their Websites: An Introduction
  • Irish Church Records for Use in Irish Family History Research
  • Using Wills and Testamentary Records: An Underused Source for Researching Irish Families
  • Newspapers as a Source for Irish Research
  • The Penal Laws in Ireland: Records for Genealogy from the Penal Era
  • Solving Your Brick Walls: an Extended Q&A Session

Along with experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation, representatives from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives, the Westmoreland Historical Society and other local genealogical societies will also be on hand to share best practices and tips with visitors and fellow researchers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a special curator-led tour of the History Center’s Irish American Collection on display within the museum’s fourth floor Special Collections Gallery.

Registration & Admission

The cost is $40 for general registration and $30 for History Center and Westmoreland Historical Society members. Please register online.

If you are a History Center or Westmoreland Historical Society member, please enter the membership code: MEMBER in the Promo Code box to receive the membership discount. You will be asked to present proof of your membership at check-in.

Box lunches are available for an additional $10.95.

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