Monday 3 September 2012

Events in first two weeks of September

Tuesday 4th to end of year: Ulster Will Fight, an exhibition contextualising the political situation in Ireland and the UK when 500,000 men and women signed the Ulster Covenant on 28 September 1912. It brings together rare and unique contemporary material to inform a modern audience. Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Free.

Thursday 6th: Raiders of the Lost Archives: Covenant records at PRONI, with Stephen Scarth as part of the Change, Conflict and Transformation, 1912-1922 Lecture Series. PRONI, Belfast Titanic Quarter. Free. 6.30pm.

Thursday 6th:
Genealogy Boot Camp, with Brian Watson. NIFHS Belfast Branch. Holywood Arches Library, Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1NT. 7.30-9pm. Details.

Friday 7th: 2012 Maynooth Studies in Local History: Books published by Four Courts Press to be launched in Renehan Hall, NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare. 7pm. This year's publications relate to Galway, Meath, Offaly, Kildare & Sligo.

Friday 7th: Irish Genealogy Mentoring Session, with Pat Concannon. Dennis Public Library, Dennisport MA. 10am to noon. Spaces limited. Bookings

Friday 7th: Genealogy Workshop – Rules and records; where to start your family history, with John Grenham. Killarney Library, Rock Road. 7pm. For details, tel: 064 663 2655

Saturday 8th: Irish genealogy day seminar at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Programme includes four one-hour talks with Eileen M. Ó Dúill, tour of the new McClelland Irish Library, lunch and Q&A session. $40/$30. Numbers limited. Details.

Saturday 8th: UK National Family History Fair, Premier Inn, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 10am-4pm. £3 entrance.

Saturday 8th: Family History Drop In, with Mayo genealogy group. National Museum of Ireland, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Free. 11am-1pm. No booking required.

Saturday 8th: European Heritage Open Day at PRONI, Belfast Titanic Quarter. Talks and tours. 10am-3pm. More.

Tuesday 11th: The Records of the Royal Irish Academy as a Resource for the Family History Researcher, with Siobhán FitzPatrick. Genealogical Society of Ireland. Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire. 8pm. €3.00.

Thursday 13th: Understanding the Ulster Covenant, with Dr Brian Feeney and Professor Brian Walker as part of the Making History Talk series of events. Venue: The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen. 7.30pm.

Thursday 13th: Nationalism 1900-1922, with Dr Eamon Phoenix as part of the Change, Conflict and Transformation, 1912-1922 Lecture Series. PRONI, Belfast Titanic Quarter. Free. 6.30pm.

Saturday 15th: The early medieval kingdoms of Donegal, some new thoughts, with Dr Brian Lacey delivering the 2012 Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture. Donegal Historical Society, Heritage Centre, Ardara, Co Donegal. 8.30pm.