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Researching Your Irish Ancestors

Fintan Mullan

Fintan Mullan

Gillian Hunt

Thursday, March 13, 2014

4 pm

Ruggles Hall

Programs for Genealogists

Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation will give four talks about researching family histories in Ireland. Come and explore new techniques and approaches for your personal family research. The talks will be:

  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Research
  • Using Land Valuation Records (Including Griffith Valuation and Tithe Applotment)
  • Understanding Irish Townlands: The Importance of Place, Identity, and Administrative Divisions in Irish Research
  • Solving Your “Brick Walls”: A Practical Internet Tutorial and Resolution of Research Queries

Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He is also a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation; a board member of the Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR); a member of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; and a former non-executive director of the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History. He has spoken widely in the United States about Irish family history research. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Irish Politics and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Organisation and Management, both from Queen’s University Belfast.

Gillian Hunt is research assistant with the Ulster Historical Foundation. She was previously the Woodland Trust’s research officer, working on their ancient woodland inventory project. She regularly runs classes and gives talks on family history as well as visiting the United States to promote family history at events such as the recent “Experience Northern Ireland” exhibition in New York.

Although the Foundation is based in Northern Ireland, the information presented will be of interest no matter where in Ireland your ancestors came from.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and no registration is required.