01 February 2013

REMINDER: SCGS Irish Genealogy Seminar - 16 March

Ulster Irish Seminar
Saturday, 16 Mar 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SCGS Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA

$30 for SCGS members
$35 for nonmembers.
Sandwich box lunches are available for $10.

Note: We have a limited number of seats available. Don't miss out - register today!

We are extremely fortunate to welcome Ulster Irish experts to SCGS for a full-day seminar on Saturday, March 16.

Conducting the seminar are Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and Dr. Brian Trainer, retired Research Director with the Ulster Historical Foundation. They will be presenting four sessions:

Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research.  The programme starts with a broad overview of Scots-Irish and Irish research. Benefiting beginners and seasoned genealogists alike, it is practical, wide ranging, factual and informative. Using attractive visual aids, it will explore issues such as land divisions, the major collections of records and how to access them. This primer will set the programme up for the day with the sessions coming afterwards looking at some these important sources in greater detail.

The Ulster Plantation: Sources for 17th Century Families.  This talk will look at those sources which can throw light on Ulster families in the seventeenth century. It identifies documents relating to the Ulster Plantation (1610-41) which can be used to construct profiles of settler families. It also considers sources from the second half of the seventeenth century, such as hearth money rolls, the Civil Survey and poll books, which are of use to genealogists working in this period.

Researching the Farming Community in 18th and 19th Century.  The documents generated by the management of landed estates are among the most valuable of records for the local and family historian. Until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Ulster was a province of landed estates. This talk will identify those estates records of most use to genealogists, such as leases, rentals and maps, as well as considering the significance of landed estates in Ulster.

Sources Available for Research by County.  This talk is an overview type presentation which looks at the most important sources for studying family history in Ulster. The first part of the presentation will look at sources which broad-ranging and available for all or most counties. The rest of the talk will go through county by county for Ulster sources for the study of family history with a brief explanation of each. These sources include census returns, church records, valuation records, wills and testamentary papers, and tithe records.
Register for the Ulster Irish Seminar online

Download the flyer to register by mail.

This presentation is being made in cooperation with the SCGS Irish Interest Group.

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