19th - 21st October 2018
Shelbourne Hall, RDS Dublin, Ireland
11.00am - 6.00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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The Genealogy and Family History Experience
16th & 17th February, 2018
Titanic Suite, Titanic Belfast
10.00am - 5.00pm Friday and Saturday
For further details: 00 353 1 496 9028
Normal admission £10.
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The Genealogy and Family History Experience

 

16th & 17th February, 2018
Titanic Belfast

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Back To Our Past, Titanic  - General Genealogy Talks

Please Note: On purchasing your tickets, all talks are free and available on a first come, first served basis

Friday 16 February 2018

Time

Subject

Speaker

Organisation

10.30

Getting Started with your Family Tree

Ann Robinson

North of Ireland Family History Society

Join us for a few pointers on how to start off your family history research. Learn about the unique and extensive resources of the North of Ireland Family History Society, its research library and how the society can help you make progress with your family tree.

11.30

Genealogical Resources at the Linen Hall Library

Samantha McCombe

Linen Hall Library

Samantha McCombe, Librarian of the Linen Hall Library, will give an overview of the Library’s Genealogy Collection which covers family histories, gravestone inscriptions, surname directories, memorial records, army lists, clergy records, and, unique to the Linen Hall, the Belfast News Letter’s Birth, Death and Marriage Index from 1737 –1863, and the Blackwood Pedigrees, over ninety volumes of handwritten family trees, compiled by Reginald Blackwood and indexed by surname. Together, these general and unique resources give researchers a number of fascinating ways to discover more about family history.

12.30

Digitised Church Records at PRONI

Liam O’Reilly

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

This talk will highlight recently digitised church records which are available in the PRONI Search Room. It will show users how to navigate the catalogue, highlight the digital process, what is available and future plans.

13.30

Researching 18th Century Ancestors in Ulster

William Roulston

Ulster Historical Foundation

As anyone who has attempted to do so knows only too well, tracing one’s ancestors in Ulster prior to 1800 can be both challenging and frustrating. The aim of this talk is to highlight some of the available genealogical records of the 1700s. These include surviving church records, including the often overlooked administrative records relating to the different religious denominations in Ulster, records relating to the occupation of land, and records that may reveal whether we have an ancestor who took up arms in the 1798 Rebellion.

14.30

The Remarkable Sons of Killyleagh

Clive Scoular

Author

This small County Down village has produced many outstanding sons  over the centuries - this will be an opportunity to hear the stories of their lives and the contributions they made - and are still making - to the world and society in general.

15.30

The 1718 migration to New England: perspectives from 2018

Linde Lunney

Royal Irish Academy

The talk will tell the story of the first group migration from the north of Ireland which actually got to the New World, at least, the first that we know about. But what do we know that our ancestors didn't know? And why is the 1718 story still important after 300 years?

Saturday 17 February 2018

Time

Subject

Speaker

Organisation

10.30

Your Family Tree at PRONI – Getting Started

Janet Hancock

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

This talk will explore key sources for starting your family history research at PRONI. Using real examples, it will talk you through some of the pitfalls and the strengths and weaknesses of PRONI’s archives.

11.30

Using Newspapers – a glimpse into the past

Catherine Morrow

Libraries NI

Come along and hear how newspapers can help you research your family. Discover how you can access old newspapers at a number of venues across Northern Ireland and learn how they can unveil details of your ancestors' lives.

12.30

Finding the Irish in Scotland

Chris Paton

Scotland’s Greatest Story

From the vital records and censuses, to records of hardship and success, the impact of the Irish in Scotland has been well and truly documented. In his first talk in Northern Ireland, genealogist Chris Paton, originally from Carrickfergus but resident in Scotland for over twenty years, discusses how to look for Irish settlers across the water through a variety of resources available both online and offline. 

13.30

Guide to Online Sources for tracing your Irish Ancestors

Brian Mitchell

Derry Genealogy Centre

This talk provides an overview of online sources to explore in tracing your Northern Irish roots.

14.30

Online PRONI Resources

Stephen Scarth

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

This talk will highlight the major online resources that PRONI makes available via the web including wills, valuation revision books, street directories and PRONI’s new map viewer.

15.30

Scottish Sources for Genealogy and Family History

Stuart Coles

Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives

Designed for beginners, it will focus on how to use online resources for tracing Scottish ancestors and use illustrated case studies.