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Monday, 24 October 2016

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors – Conference 2017

The Ulster Historical Foundation's Tracing your Irish Ancestors Family History Conference 2017 has been announced.

Assisted research for conference delegates from
the Ulster Historical Foundation's experts
Running from 14 to 21 June, the conference has a brand-new programme that will appeal to both the dedicated family historian and those who'd like to spend more time visiting historical sites and enjoying Northern Ireland's spectacular scenery.

It offers a balanced combination of research in the archives (with the Foundation’s experienced genealogists on hand), talks from acknowledged experts and a variety of tours.

Among the highlights are guided tours of both Knowth and Newgrange 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; visits to the rope-bridge at Carrick-a-rede; Barons Court, and the Hill of the O’Neills – the ancient capital of Ulster.

There's an Early Bird Offer available for those who book before end February.

An interesting optional add-on taking place in the days immediately before the conference is an Irish Genealogy Essentials Course, which will be held 12-14 June. Taught by the Foundation’s experts, it offers conference delegates two and a half days of intensive learning, with practical demonstrations using relevant websites and other electronic resources. Additionally, delegates will have full access to the Foundation’s research and newspaper library, and the ready expertise of professional researchers.