The Ulster Historical Foundation's Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt will be taking off on their annual North American lecture tour next week.
They'll be starting off in Arizona and ending in Arkansas, visiting a total of nine states (AR, AZ, IL, IN, PA, TN, VA, WA, and WI) in the three-week programme of workshops, showing researchers how to get the most from Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may explain gaps in their research.
Here's the itinerary, below. Where the list doesn't mention that a seminar is fully booked, places are still available as of this morning, but don't delay to book as these seminars are always extremely popular. Some events are free, while others are not. Follow the details links for more information, or contact UHF via above link.
Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March
Tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors
Host and venue: The McClelland Library, Irish Cultural Centre
Full-day seminars (9:00am–5:00pm); different programme on each day.
Sunday 5 March
Discover Your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry
Host and venue: Lakewood and South Hill Libraries, Pierce County Library. Administrative Center & Library, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma.
Afternoon seminar (1pm - 5pm). Fully booked. Waiting list available.
Tuesday 7 March
Exploring your Scots-Irish genealogy
Host and venue: Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville.
Afternoon: individual consultations. Evening seminar (6pm - 9pm).
Thursday 9 March
Michigan City, IN
Discover your Irish roots
Host and venue: Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City. Co host - La Porte County Genealogical Society.
Day seminar (9:30am - 4pm).
Saturday 11 March
Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors
Host: Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society. Venue: Bentonville Community Center, 1101 SW Citizen’s Circle, Bentonville.
Day seminar (9:00am–4:00pm).
Sunday 12 March
York County, PA
Irish and Scots-Irish family history research
Host: South Central Pennsylvania Genealogy Society. Venue: Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St, York.
Afternoon seminar (1:00pm–5:00pm)
Monday 13 March
Green Bay, WI
Researching your Irish ancestors
Host and venue: Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay.
Afternoon/evening seminar (3:15pm - 8:30pm). Bookable consultations on following morning.
Wednesday 15 March and Thursday 16 March
Irish Genealogy: Resources for success!
Host: Plainfield Public Libraries. Venue: Fountaindale Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook.
Full day seminars (9:30am - 4:30pm) with different programme on each day. Day 2 fully booked (waiting list available).
Friday 17 March
Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy research
Host and venue: Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond
Half-day seminar (9am - 12:30), followed by immigration and migration workshops by library staff.
Saturday 18 March
Celebrating your Irish & Scots-Irish ancestors
Host: The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Venue: Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville.
Full day seminar (9am - 4:30pm) plus individual consultations.
Sunday 19 March
Irish genealogy workshop
Hosts: Heinz History Center (HHC) & Westmoreland County Historical Society. Venue: HHC, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh.
Full day seminar (9:00am-4:30pm)
Tuesday 21 March
Little Rock, AR
Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy workshop
Hosts: Arkansas Genealogical Society and Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Venue: Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock.
Evening seminar (6:00pm–9:00pm).