The ULSTER HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
NORTH AMERICAN LECTURE TOUR MARCH 2014
LINEAGE, LOCALITY & LAND:
RESEARCHING YOUR IRISH & SCOTS-IRISH ANCESTORS
Lectures will be presented by UHF Executive Director Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, Research Officer at UHF.
FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 21st, 2014
9000 Parkview Drive
Haverford, PA 19041
4:00 pm until 8:00 pm
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
A broad overview of Scots-Irish and Irish research which will benefit beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this is a practical, wide-ranging and informative session which explores the major collections of records and how to access them. This session is a primer for Irish genealogical research.
5:00 – 5:45 pm
Understanding Irish Townlands:
The Importance of Place, Identity, and Administrative Divisions
For Americans the vastness of their own country may often make it difficult to comprehend the very local and tightly-knit nature of Irish society and the world of their ancestors. The sense of place in rural Ireland (irrespective of where one is) is paramount, and gaining an understanding of this uniquely Irish sense of place, and location is crucial to being successful in Irish genealogical research. This presentation explores in some detail the different administrative divisions: eg townland, barony, civil and ecclesiastical parish, county, Poor Law Union, District Electoral Division, where they originated, how they relate to each other, and their importance in the historical records. It makes the point of understanding Irish administrative divisions and becoming familiar with the locality of one’s ancestors, is not merely of value as a study in its own right, but fundamental in being really successful in one’s personal research.
6:00 – 6:45 pm
Dinner break. Enjoy a sandwich with tea or coffee, talk with other attendees and browse the history and genealogy
books available through UHF.
6:45 – 7:30 pm
Using Land Records: Griffith Valuation, Tithe Applotment & Estate Records
This session covers the major land collections including, Griffith Valuation, tithe applotment books and tithe defaulters lists, the published Ordnances Survey Memoirs and OS maps. It also explores some other census substitutes for the nineteenth and late eighteenth centuries.
7:30 – 8:00 pm – Question & Answer period.
$30.00 GSP Members
(Registration includes dinner sandwiches and beverage.)
Please visit the Ulster Historical Foundation website at:
RESEARCHING YOUR PHILADELPHIA PROPERTY ONLINE
AND OTHER AIDS
Monday, March 24th, 2014
Lovett Memorial Library
6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Refreshments: 7:00 pm
Program begins 7:30 pm sharp
Presented by a panel of local historians including Jim Duffin and Alexander Bartlett.
Sponsored by the Friends of Lovett Memorial Library,
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
and Historic Germantown.
No registration needed; open to the public.
All GSP Members and the Public are cordially invited to attend the
The 122nd Annual General Meeting of
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
Friday, March 28th, 2014
1:00 until 4:00 pm
ATHENAEUM OF PHILADELPHIA
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3794
Following the business meeting we are delighted to welcome speaker Bruce Laverty of the Athenaeum.
A native and life-long resident of Philadelphia, Mr. Laverty is 1979 graduate of LaSalle College. Since 1983, he has been Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, where he prepared that institution's first published catalog of architectural drawings. During his tenure, the Athenaeum's architectural collection increased six-fold. In 1998 he received the Preservation Achievement Award for his work as curator, editor and co-author of "Monument to Philanthropy: The Design and Building of Girard College, 1832-1848."
Since 2000, in addition to his other duties, Mr. Laverty has been Director of the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project, a free, on-line database of architectural information and images consulted more than 150,000 times daily. He also serves as Project Director of the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network, a Mellon Foundation-sponsored project that has digitized and web-mounted more than 7000 historic map and survey images. He is an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University, where he teaches History of Philadelphia Architecture.
Light refreshments will be served after the meeting and presentation. Please RSVP below. Thank you!
POLISH RESEARCH Webinar
FREE to GSP Members
POLISH GENEALOGY: WHERE TO START
Presented by Steve Szabados
Thursday evening, April 10th, 2014, at 7 pm (ET)
Where do you start your research of your Polish Ancestors? This presentation begins with a brief summary of the border changes in Polish history, and then Steve will discuss the records that are available in both the US and Poland and how to access these collections. The final part of the presentation will focus on how to interpret the documents once they are found.
Steve Szabados has given numerous presentations to groups in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan and Wisconsin and wants to share his passion for Family History. He is a member of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the board of directors for the Polish Genealogical Society of America, and also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Library. His roots are Polish and Hungarian plus he has also had success researching Slovenian and Bohemian records.
Steve has written a book titled Polish Genealogy: Four Steps to Success which has been reviewed by the Illinois State Genealogical Society. To read the review of Steve's book in the ISGS Quarterly Winter 2013 issue, please click HERE.
To register for webinar please click on link below. FREE to GSP members, $10 for non-members.
SAVE THE DATE!!
SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2014
125th ANNIVERSARY OF THE
JOHNSTOWN FLOOD OF 1889
(Image courtesy Library of Congress: ID - LC-USZ62-60956)
The destruction; the history; the people. Your ancestors.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
10 am - 2 pm
GSP in partnership with:
More information soon.