Monday 13 March 2017

Irish genealogy, history & heritage events, 13-25 March

Monday 13 March: Researching your Irish ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. Afternoon/evening seminar (3:15pm - 8:30pm). Bookable consultations on following morning. Details.

Monday 13 March:
Postcards from Home: Ulster Place Names and their Stories, with Dr David Hume. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Newtownabbey Branch. Venue: Drama Theatre, Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP. 7pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 March: Sources of Hope? Cork Emigrants in North America, with Martin Millerick. Host: Heritage Unit, Cork County Council. Venue: Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork City. All welcome. Free. 4pm.

Tuesday 14 March: The Irish in London - The century and a half to the Great Hunger, with Gearóid Ó Faoleán. Last of The Irish in London lecture series. Host and venue: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. 7pm. All welcome. £6 per lecture. Booking.

Tuesday 14 March: Covenanters, with Mark Thompson. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, North Down & Ards Branch. Venue: 1st Bangor Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Bangor, BT20 4AG. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 March: The History of Belfast Hills, with Jim Bradley. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Lisburn Branch. Venue: The Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn, BT28 1XP. 7:30pm. All welcome.

Tuesday 14 March: National Library of Ireland: The Manuscript Collections of the Genealogical Office, with Ciara Kerrigan. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: DFEi, Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm. All welcome. A donation of €3 is requested.

Wednesday 15 March: Why are Irish records so weird? Free webinar with John Grenham MAGI. 2pm EST. Need to register. Full details.

Wednesday 15 March: Roses from the Heart', an Irish/Australian Story, by Dr. Christina Henri. Host: Waterford County Museum. Venue: Green Room, Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan, County Waterford. 8pm. All welcome. €5. Details.

Wednesday 15 March: Commemorating contested identities in West Cork, with Vincent Duggan (focussing on commemorations arising from the Conflicts of 1914-23). Host: Bandon Historical Society. Venue: Parish Centre, Bandon, Co Cork.

Wednesday 15 March and Thursday 16 March: Irish Genealogy: Resources for success, with Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Plainfield Public Libraries. Venue: Fountaindale Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA. Full day seminars (9:30am - 4:30pm) with different programme on each day. Both dates fully booked (waiting list available). Details.

Thursday 16 March: The Irish Michelangelo: the life and work of Waterford artist Michelangelo Hayes, with William Fraher. Host: Dunhill History Lecture Series XI, 2017. Venue: Dunhill Multi-Education Centre (opp GAA grounds), Dunhill, Co Waterford. 8pm. €5. Lecture is followed by Q&A and light refreshments. All welcome. Details of lecture series.

Thursday 16 March: US Launch: The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America, by Damian Shiels. Venue: William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, USA. 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Free. Reserve a seat.

Friday 17 March. St Patrick's Day. Bank holiday in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, so no archives or libraries, nor their free genealogy services, will be open.

Friday 17 March. Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy research, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host and venue: Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, USA. Half-day seminar (9am - 12:30), followed by immigration and migration workshops by library staff. $25. Need to register. Details.

Saturday 18 March: Strategies for finding your Irish ancestors and Online sources for Irish research, both with Donna Moughty. Host: Pinellas Genealogy Society. Venue: Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL 33771-2110, USA. 11am.

Saturday 18 March: Beginning Irish genealogy, with Theresa Liewer. Host: Iowa Genealogical Society. Venue: IGS Library, 628 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA. 10:30am to 12:30pm. $5 members and $15 non-members. All welcome. Need to book.

Saturday March 18: Building a Bridge Back from Here: Finding Your Irish Ancestral Place of Origin, with Terry Koch-Bostic. Host: The Irish Family History Forum. Venue: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714, USA. 10am. All welcome.

Saturday 18 March: Celebrating Your Irish & Scots-Irish Ancestors, with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Host: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Venue: Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA, USA. $100 for Members/ $125 for Non-Members includes buffet lunch. 9am to 4:30pm. Details.

Sunday 19 March: Irish genealogy workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation. Hosts: Heinz History Center (HHC) & Westmoreland County Historical Society. Venue: HHC, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Full day seminar (9:00am-4:30pm). Need to register in advance.

Wednesday 22 March: Right and Correct: Seven Donegal Churches of Liam McCormick, with Carole Pollard MRIAI. Host: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society. Venue: The Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast. Members £8/Non-Members £10. Includes a glass of wine. Details.

Wednesday 22 March: 1916 Easter Rising and Home Rule, with Pat Murphy. Host: The Historical Association, Nottingham branch. Venue: Bromley House Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, UK. 3pm. To book, email: enquiries@bromleyhouse. Free.

Wednesday 22 March: The History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, 1817 to present, with Cormac Lowth. Host: Dún Laoghaire District Historical Society. Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. 8pm. Entrance fee:€3. All welcome.

Thursday 23 March: The memory and afterlives of the revolutionary generation in Northern Ireland, with Dr Sarah Campbell. History Lecture Series. Host and venue: Tyneside Irish Centre, 41 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, NE1 4SG. 7:30pm to 9pm. Free. Details.

Saturday March 25: Walking Tour of an Irish Neighborhood. Host: Irish Railroad Workers Museum, 920 Lemmon St, Baltimore, MD 21223, USA. Starts at Mount Clare Station. 10:30am to Noon. Free, but donations welcomed. Details.