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An introduction to tracing your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors

Date: 30 Apr 2018 - 2 May 2018
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Venue: Ulster Historical Foundation

Family history is fun, interesting and easy for anyone to get involved in, so why not get started with Ulster Historical Foundation’s introductory sessions?

There are two sessions to choose from:

  • session one - Monday 30 April
  • session two - Wednesday 2 May

Many people believe that researching Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors is near impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. This presentation will demonstrate that is simply not the case, while many records were destroyed, others survived and have come online in recent years.

This introductory talk will provide you with practical information and an overview of how you can trace your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.

Topics that will be covered in this talk include:

  • the geographical divisions of Ireland
  • the 1922 fire and how it affects what can be found in Irish records
  • exploring some of the major collections of records including census records, civil records of births, marriages and deaths, church records and Griffith's Valuation.

Admission is free but registration is essential. If you would like to attend please register for either session one or session two.

For more information, visit or call 028 9066 1988.

This event is part of Nashville in Belfasta jam-packed programme of events taking place across the city from 28 April to 6 May.



Suitable for over 16s