Belfast - Genealogy Lecture Schedule

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Friday 14th February

All talks are free to attend and places are available on a first-come-first-served basis

The organisers would like to thank Martin McDowell of the North of Ireland Family History Society for arranging the programme

Back To Our Past Genealogy Talks

(provisional schedule)

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Time

Subject

Speaker

Organisation

10.30

Family History - Getting Started

Janet Hancock

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

Janet Hancock is Deputy Head of Public Services at PRONI. She will talk you through getting started in researching your own family tree, and highlight some of the pitfalls and handy tips.

11.30

Using Irish landed estate records to find eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ancestors

Gillian Hunt

Ulster Historical Foundation

Landed estate papers are an important if underused source for family history and can be invaluable particularly in areas where church records do not survive from a sufficiently early date. In this presentation we will look at the main types of estate papers which are useful for genealogical research and where they can be accessed.

12.30

Tracing your Presbyterian Ancestors

Valerie Adams

Presbyterian Historical Society

This talk will explain the background to Presbyterian records, what types of records are available, including the resources of the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, and how to access them.

13.30

Enhancing your research using Journals

Mike McKeag

North of Ireland Family History Society

A multitude of information on our ancestors can be discovered in journals, many of which can be accessed and searched online using JSTOR. Mike will explain what can be found and where to find it.

14.30

Who are the IGRS and what resources do they have for members?

Clare Bradley

Irish Genealogical Research Society

The Irish Genealogical Research Society was set up as a response to the fire in the Public Records Office of Ireland, which had been burned in 1922. Since then, the IGRS has collected genealogical material and also produces an annual academic journal, The Irish Genealogist. Active in both London and on the island of Ireland, they provide a yearly program of lectures, outings and workshops.

15.30

New online records at PRONI

Desmond McCabe

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

Des will showcase new PRONI digitised resources that are freely available online. These include Tithe Applotment books for Northern Ireland, National School grant aid applications - and more.

Saturday 15 February 2020

Time

Subject

Speaker

Organisation

10.30

   
 

11.30

How the North of Ireland Family History Society can help your research

Andrew Kane

North of Ireland Family History Society

Andrew Kane will detail the records held by the North of Ireland Family History Society and how these can be accessed. He will explain the benefits of membership and show how this can aid your research within the nine counties of Ulster.

12.30

  

Libraries NI (to be confirmed)

 

13.30

Tracing the Irish in Scotland

Chris Paton

Scotland’s Greatest Story

Chris will introduce what resources can be used to help find Irish settlers in Scotland.

14.30

Using online records to trace your family tree

Stephen Scarth

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

Stephen is Head of Public Services at PRONI. He will highlight how you can use PRONI’s online records to research your own family tree. This session will explore using the PRONI Map Viewer, Valuation Revision Books, Wills and the eCatalogue.

15.30

   
 

 

 

 

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