Wednesday 18 January 2023

Researching emigrant ancestors to UK, US, CA, AUS: online course

The Ulster Historical Foundation has organised a free online genealogy course that will focus on ancestors who emigrated from Lurgan and Armagh. Although this is a very specific focus, it is likely to be of value to any researcher whose Irish ancestors sailed the seas to settle abroad.

The comprehensive 5-session course will help family historians identify the archives and genealogical sources required to research ancestors who emigrated to America, Canada, Australia and Britain, and will provide the necessary information and skills to further explore their genealogical story.

Each weekly onnline session will be live (Wednesdays at 7:30pm to 9pm GMT) and presented by genealogists who live in the country they are discussing. Each session will be interactive and provide opportunities for delegates to ask questions.

The course schedule as follows: 

  • Wed. 25 January 2023:   Researching Emigrants to Britain by Chris Paton 
  • Wed. 1 February 2023:   Researching Emigrants to the United States by Dave Miller
  • Wed. 8 February 2023:   Researching Emigrants to Canada by Melanie McLennan
  • Wed. 15 February 2023: Researching Emigrants to Australia by Dr Perry McIntyre
  • Wed. 22 February 2023: Sources for researching emigrant ancestors by Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt 

Booking is now open here.

This course is funded by the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and the Lottery Players via the National Lottery Heritage Fund, through the Lurgan Townscape Heritage Scheme.