Thursday 2 February 2023

Ulster Historical Foundation's North America Lecture Tour 2023

The Ulster Historical Foundation's annual Lecture Tour of North America will be back on the road again in 2023, with a workshop and seminar programme that takes in Idaho, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Virginia in the United States, followed by a final full-day research day in Ontario, Canada.

It starts on Thursday 9 March in Idaho and ends on Saturday 25 March in Ottawa.

Preliminary arrangements are below and are subject to change. For more information see the Foundation's website or follow the links provided.

Thursday 9 March: Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene ID – Discover your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors, hosted by Jan Clizer Painting & Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N William St, Post Falls, ID 83854. 9am–4pm. Standard Fee: $50. Details here for contacts, booking and discounted fees.

Saturday 11 March: Boston MA – Finding Your Ancestors in Irish Church Records, hosted by New England Historic Genealogical Society in partnership with TIARA. Venue: Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. 9am–4pm. Fee: $120. Registration and details.

Sunday 12 March: Fairfield, CT – Event hosted by Fréamh Éireann Genealogy Group at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824, 10am–2:30pm. Main contact Robert C. Abercrombie at, telephone 203 913-0403. Cost: $20. More details and contacts.

Monday 13 March: New York City, NY – Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy, hosted by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and Ulster Historical Foundation, Venue: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 36 West 44th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036. 10am–4pm. Costs and registration details coming shortly.

Tuesday 14 March: Michigan City IN – Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors, hosted by Michigan City Public Library. Venue: Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, 9:30am–4pm. Main Contact: Robin Kohn, or telephone 219 973 3049 for details and registration.

Thursday 16 March: Independence, MO Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors with the Ulster Historical Foundation, hosted by the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Mid-Continent Public Library at the Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055. 3pm–7pm. Registration and details.

Saturday 18 March Madison WI –Irish Genealogy Workshop, hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Venue: Room 126, UW-Madison Memorial Library, 728 State St, Madison, WI 53706. 9am–4pm. Cost: $40. See Details for discounts, contacts and registration.

Monday 20 March: Louisville KY – Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop, hosted by the Filson Historical Society. Venue: The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208. 9am–1pm. Details, costs, contacts and registration.

Tuesday 21 March: Pittsburgh PA – Irish Genealogy Workshop, hosted by the Heinz History Center and the Westmoreland County Historical Society. Venue: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 10am–4pm. Details and registration coming soon. Tel: 412-454-6361.

Wednesday 22 March: Leesburg VA – Irish Genealogy Workshop, hosted by the Thomas Balch Library. Venue: Thomas Balch Library, 208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176. 10am–4pm. Cost: $30 for members of Friends of the Thomas Balch Library; $40 for non-members; $60 at the door. Details.

Thursday 23 March: Mayfield KY – Finding Your Irish Ancestors, hosted by the Jackson Purchase Historical Society. Venue: Community Room, Graves County Public Library, 601 North Seventeenth Street, Mayfield, KY. 1pm–5pm. Costs and registration, contact Bill Mulligan, JPHS President at

Saturday 25 March: Ottawa ON – Irish Family History Research Day, hosted by the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO). Location: The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa, Ontario. 9am–4:30pm (doors open 8.15am). $40 for non-members; $30 for BIFHSGO members. Details and registration.