Friday 22 February 2019

Ulster Historical Foundation's USA Lecture Tour 2019

The Ulster Historical Foundation's annual USA Lecture Tour starts in just a couple of weeks (9–26 March), with Gillian Hunt and Fintan Mullan gearing up for another round of Irish and Scots-Irish family history workshops, talks and consultations.

Programmes vary to suit the local audiences but typically aim to help the researcher discover how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.

A summary of the itinerary is shown below. (I will mark up any events that I hear are sold out.) Click on the links to find our more from the organisers in each location. If you're stuck, click the link above.

Saturday 9 March: Concord, New Hampshire.
Program title: The Scots-Irish in New England. Host: New Hampshire Historical Society. 9am-4:30pm. Fee. Details.

Sunday 10 March: Trevose-Feasterville, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Program title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors. Host: The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. 8:30am-4:30pm. Fee. Details.

Monday 11 March: Chicago, Illinois

Program title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors. Host: Hosts: Irish American Heritage Center. 9am–5pm. Free. Details.

Tuesday 12 March: Madison, Wisconsin
Program title: Irish Genealogy. Host: The Wisconsin Historical Society. 9am-5pm. Fee. Details. Sold out.

Wednesday 13 March: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Program title: Researching your Irish ancestors. Host: Brown County Library. 9am–3:30pm. Free. Details.

Thursday and Friday 14–15 March: Salt Lake city, Utah.

Program title: 'An Irish Gatherin': Researching Irish and Scots-Irish Roots. Host: Heritage Consulting LLC. Fee. Format and contacts.

Saturday 16 March: Denver, Colorado
Program title: Irish Research seminar. Host: Wales Ireland Scotland England Family History Society. Fee. 9am–4:30pm. Details.

Monday 18 March: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Program title: Irish Genealogy Workshop. Hosts: Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland County Historical Society. 9am-4:30pm. Fee. Details.

Tuesday 19 March: Louisville, Kentucky

Program title: Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop. Host: The Filson Historical Society. 9am–1pm. Free to members. $20 to non-members. Details.

Wednesday 20 March: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Program title: Irish & Scots-Irish Research Seminar. Host: Family Hunger, PLLC and Jan Clizer—Painting Scotland. 1pm–8:30pm. Fee. Details.

Friday 22 March: Valparaiso, Indiana

Program title: Researching Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors. Host: Irish American Heritage Center. 9am–4pm. Free. Details.

Saturday 23 March: Tampa, Florida
Program title: Irish Genealogy Seminar. Hosts: Florida Genealogical Society, Pinellas Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Sarasota, Manatee Genealogical Society, The Villages Genealogical Society, Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Club. 8:30am–4pm. Fee. Details. Sold Out.

Sunday 24 March: Fairfield, Connecticut
Program title: Irish Genealogy Seminar/Workshop. Hosts: Gaelic American Club. 9am–4:30pm. Fee. Details.

Monday 25 March: New York City
Program title: Ancestors, Ireland and Emigration: Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy. Hosts: Ulster Historical Foundation, Tourism Ireland and The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 10am–4pm. Fee. Registration essential.

Tuesday 26 March: New York City
Program Title: Distant Ireland - Migrations to the New World. Hosts: American Irish Historical Society and Ulster Historical Foundation. 10:30am-1:30pm. Fee. Details.