Wednesday 15 January 2020

Back To Our Past Belfast 2020: lecture programmes

There are just over four weeks to go until Back to our Past opens its doors in Belfast!

Belfast: Friday 14 Feb–Saturday 15 Feb
Following publication of the Genetic Genealogy Ireland lecture programme a week or so ago, the (traditional) Genealogy lectures schedule has now been announced. Three sessions are still unconfirmed, but there's enough in the pot to start getting the genealogy juices flowing and planning your time at the show.

The traditional Genealogy presentations have been organised by Martin McDowell, the Education & Development Officer of the North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) and brief details are below.

Friday 14 February
10:30 Family History - Getting Started, with Janet Hancock, PRONI
11:30 Using landed estate records to find 18th & 19th-century ancestors, with Gillian Hunt, UHF
12:30 Tracing your Presbyterian Ancestors, with Valerie Adams, Presbyterian Historical Society
13:30 Enhancing your research using Journals, with Mike McKeag, NIFHS
14:30 Who are the IGRS and what resources do they offer members? with Claire Bradley, IGRS
15:30 New online records at PRONI, with Desmond McCabe, PRONI

Saturday 15 February
10:30 TBC
11:30 How the North of Ireland FHS can help your research, with Andrew Kane, NIFHS
12:30 TBC, with Libraries NI.
13:30 Tracing the Irish in Scotland, with Chris Paton, Genealogist, Scotland’s Greatest Story
14:30 Using online records to trace your family tree, with Stephen Scarth, PRONI
15:30 TBC

Entrance is free, as are all the genetic and traditional genealogy lectures held over the two days.

The conference/exhibition/genealgy-get-together will be held at the International Convention Centre, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH. Details of all the lectures, times and tickets can be found on the Back To Our Past website. Click the logo above.