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The ULSTER HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
NORTH AMERICAN LECTURE TOUR MARCH 2014
"Lineage, Locality and Land: Researching Your Irish and 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 benefitbeginners and seasoned genealogists alike, this is a practical, wide-rangingand 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.
Please visit the website of the Ulster Historical Foundation at: http://www.ancestryireland.com/
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