Researchers living in Britain often contact me bemoaning the lack of Irish family history lectures taking place on their side of the Irish Sea. It's true there aren't many, and those that there are tend to be in London. And, of course, it's irritating if you only hear about them after the event. So here, with plenty of notice, is news of an opportunity that I'm sure will go down well: a full-day workshop – Exploring your Irish roots – to be held in Manchester on Saturday 6 February 2016.
The workshop will be presented by the Belfast-based Ulster Historical Foundation in partnership with the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society. It will be held at Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD from 9:30am to 4:40pm. Tickets are £25 (£20 for MLFHS members).
See the full programme and buy tickets here.