Tuesday 7 January 2020

Ulster Historical Foundation's US Lecture Tour 2020

The Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) has announced details of its annual North American lecture tour of the USA. As usual, it's a long haul, with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt presenting no less than 14 workshops (morning, afternoon or all-day events) in 11 states in just 16 days, from Friday 6 March to Sunday 22 March.

While each of the workshops has been tailored to its audience in discussion with each host of the events, all delegates will learn how to get the most from Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brickwalls, and receive important historical context that may help fill in gaps in their research.

A run-down of the tour is below. You'll find details, contacts and costs for each event on the UHF website.
  • Friday 6 March, 9am–5pm – Chicago IL
    Host – The Irish American Heritage Center
  • Saturday 7 March, 9am–5pm –Madison WI
    Host – The Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Sunday 8 March, 1pm–5pm – York PA
    Hosts – Sth Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society & York County History Center
  • Monday 9 March, 9am–4:30pm – Staunton, VA
    Host – Staunton Public Library
  • Wednesday 11 March, 12 noon–7pm – Bloomington, IN
    Host – Ulster Historical Foundation
  • Friday 13 March, 9:30am–12:30pm  Richmond, VA
    Host – Library of Virginia
  • Saturday 14 March, full day – Frankfort, KY
    Host – Kentucky Genealogical Society
  • Sunday 15 March, full day  Philadelphia, PA
    Host – The Genealogical Society Of Pennsylvania
  • Tuesday 17 March, 9am–4:30pm – Pittsburgh, PA
    Hosts – Heinz History Center and Westmoreland County Historical Society
  • Wednesday 18 March, times TBC – Charleston, SC
    Host – Old St Andrew’s Parish Church
  • Thursday 19 March, 10am–4pm   Chicago, IL
    Host – The Newberry Library
  • Friday, 20 March, 8:45am–1pm – St Charles, MO
    Host – St Charles County Historical Society
  • Saturday 21 March, 9am–3pm – Little Rock, AR
    Host – Arkansas Genealogical Society
  • Sunday 22 March, 11am-6pm – Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Hosts – Jan Clizer-Painting Scotland & Jessica McKenzie