Ulster Historical Foundation's Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullan will be dusting off their suitcases (not that there's been much time for dust to settle since they returned from the USA earlier this year) and heading off to help researchers in New Zealand and Australia discover their Irish and Irish-Scots ancestors.
The dates and briefest details of the workshops and seminars they'll be delivering are below.
If you're interested in attending, be sure to book soon to avoid disappointment. As you can see, the Perth seminar is fully booked already.
Thursday 18 May - Wellington, New Zealand.
Host: Irish Interest Group, Lower North Island.
Venue: Loaves & Fishes Hall @ Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, 45 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011 (entrance Hill St).
Two two-hour sessions, each with two Irish genealogy topics. Choose from 1pm–3pm, and 6pm–8pm. $20 per session. Advance booking required: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 21 May – Dunedin, New Zealand.
Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Dunedin Branch.
Venue: Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin 9058.
10am to 5pm. £20. Refreshments included, but bring your own lunch. Contact Robyn Thorburn, 03 473 8503.
Tuesday 23 May – Wanaka, New Zealand
Exploring Your Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestors
Host: The Wanaka Genealogy Group
Venue: Presbyterian Community Church Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka.
1pm–5pm. $20. All welcome. Details and booking.
Thursday 25 May – Sydney, NSW, Australia
Irish family history day
Host: Society of Australian Genealogists
Venue: Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street (next door to Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St), Sydney
10am–4pm. Morning and afternoon tea provided; bring your own lunch. Bookings essential: $55 members, $70 non-members. Details.
Saturday 27 May - Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
Ulster Historical Foundation Day Seminar
Host: Genealogy Sunshine Coast
Venue: Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road, Nambour, QLD 4560
8am–3:30pm. $40, includes morning and afternoon tea; Lunch available for $5pp. Details. Booking advised.
Sunday 28 May - Perth, WA, Australia
Irish Family History Seminar
Host: The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS)
Venue: State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000.
1pm–7pm. $40 members of WAGS or Affiliated Societies, $50 non-members; excludes tea, coffee, snacks and meals. Details. FULLY BOOKED.
Tuesday 30 May - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Host: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
Venue: Willis Room, Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
9:30am-4:30pm. Bookings is essential $45. Payment due in full before 23 May. A lunch box $10, ordered and paid on the day. Or bring your own lunch. For more details, tel (03) 9877 3789 or email: email@example.com.
Wednesday 31 May - Melbourne, VIC Australia
Irish Family History Day Seminar
Host: The Irish Ancestry Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria
Venue: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008
Programme covers all Ireland, not just the north. Includes Scots-Irish research, landed estate records, census substitutes, church records, using Registry of Deeds, Poor Law records. 9:30am-4:30pm Bookings is essential $45.00. Payment in full before 23 May. Refreshments provided but bring your own lunch. Details.
Saturday 3 June – Auckland, New Zealand
Irish genealogy lecture programme as part of the NZSG Conference 2017
Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists
Venue: Alexandra Park, Greenlane West, Auckland
9am–6pm. Day rate: $92 (or full conference $230). Details.
Sunday 4 June – Auckland, New Zealand
Host: Loyal Orange Institution of New Zealand
Location: Sudima Hotel, 18 Airport Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland
Evening lecture, 7pm–9pm. More details.