Friday 16 January 2015

Tracing your Irish & Scots-Irish ancestors: 6–12 Sept

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Tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors is a brand-new family history conference programme from the Ulster Historical Foundation to be held 6–12 September.

The combination of assisted research in the archives, talks by experts and escorted tours is designed to create a memorable and intellectually stimulating experience.

The programme is intended to suit both those who wish to carry out ancestral research in the archives and those who would prefer to spend more time visiting the land of their ancestors.

Locations included in the conference
Both the novice and experienced researcher will find it useful, and especially those who have not previously visited Northern Ireland or the archives.

Assisted research sessions will be held at the National Archives of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland and the Registry of Deeds (all in Dublin) as well as at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast, where the conference is based, and the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies.

The excursion list is varied and includes Newgrange, the Giant's Causeway, Titanic Belfast, stately homes, the wonderful walled city of Derry and the Grainan of Aileach stone ring fort, once the seat of the O’Neills in County Donegal.

For full details of the daily programme, as well as costs, see the website.