Feb 28, 2012

Great Opportunity to Research Your Ulster Roots

Are you among the millions of Americans with Scots-Irish roots? I am, and so is my husband. When I learned that the Ulster Historical Foundation, in cooperation with other Northern Ireland organizations was putting together genealogy schools in Ireland, I so wanted to go. What better way to learn how to research over there? But I'm not able to go to Ireland this year.

But hooray! They are coming over here. Check out this schedule to see if there is a workshop or seminar you might be able to attend next month:

Ulster Historical Foundation
Irish and Scots Irish Genealogy Lecture Tour 08–26 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012      (9:00 AM to 4: 30 PM)
Programme title:         Researching Your Irish Ancestors – EWGS Spring Seminar  

Location of
programme:                 Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201
                                    Tel: 509 444 5300

Host organisation:        Eastern Washington Genealogical Society

Main contact:               Donna Potter Phillips, donna243@gmail.com
Tel: (509) 624-4118.
Registration Details:    $20 Members; $25 Non-Members
                                    Send postal registrations to:
EWGS P.O. Box 1826, Spokane, WA 99210-1826

Further information:    Register via the online form EWGS at:

Sunday, 11 March 2012        (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Programme title:         Irish Genealogy Conference

Location of
programme:                 Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 NW 67th St Seattle WA
Host organisation:        Irish Heritage Club

Main contact:               Jean A. Roth, jeanaroth@juno.com
                                    Or John F. Keane, j.f.keane@frontier.com

Registration Details:    $45 pr person including box lunch

Further information:    Register online at: http://www.irishclub.org/Genealogy.htm

                                    OR mail the registration information (name, contact info,
lunch choice and a cheque payable to IHC), to:
Irish Heritage Club, P.O. Box 75123, Seattle, WA 98175

Monday, 12 March 2012       (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Programme title:         Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Location of
programme:                 Oregon Stamp Society Building, 4828 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97211

Host organisation:        The All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon

Main contact:               Sam Keator, sam.keator@frontier.com

Registration Details:    $20 per person. Register online at –
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Location of
programme:                 Tuscon, AZ – Details to be confirmed

Main contact:               Nina Harrison, tullywinny@gmail.com

Saturday, 17 March 2012      (10.00 AM to 3.30 PM)
Programme title:         Researching Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Location of
programme:                 Bentonville Public Library, 405 S. Main Street. Bentonville, AR 72712
Host organisation:        Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society

Main contact:               Joyce Ater, President of NAGS

Registration Details:    There is no charge to attend but those wishing to attend must register as
seating is limited. They can preregister by phone 479-271-6820 or by mail:
                                    NAGS, c/o Bentonville Library at the above address,

E-mail at: nags2@juno.com or by phone, 479-271-6820 where you can leave a message.
Further information:    nags2@juno.com           Tel: 479-271-6820

Monday, 19 March 2012       (9:00 AM to 5.00 PM)
Programme title:         Researching your Irish Ancestors

Location of
programme:                 Spout Springs Library Branch, Hall County Library System,
6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, Gainesville,
GA 30542

Host organisation:        The Friends of the Hall County Library System

Main contact:               Ronda Sanders, rsanders@hallcountylibrary.org
Tel: 770 532-3311, ext 116

Registration Details:    $35 per person. The price includes the workshop and a box lunch.
Library opens 8.30am for registration, workshop beings at 9.00am
Registrations to be received by 14 March (space is limited).
There will be an additional $5.00 for late registration.

Mail registration forms to the Friends of the Hall County
Library System, Irish Workshop, 127 Main Street,
NW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3699

Further information:    http://www.hallcountylibrary.org
On the home page click on “Adults” at the top of the screen, and then click on “Genealogy” for information about the program.  Then click on “Click Here” for more details and a registration form. It is possible to register and pay online.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012                  (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Programme title:         Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Location of
programme:                 R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 South New Street,
Staunton, VA 24401

Host organisation:        Augusta County Historical Society

Main contact:               Katharine Brown, klbrown@ntelos.net

Registration Details:    Programme free for members, non-members $5.00 each. 
                                    E-mail: augustachs@ntelos.net
                                    Postal address: P.O. Box 686 Staunton, VA 24402-0686

Further information:    Augusta County Historical Society, 20 South New Street,
Staunton, VA 24401, Tel: 540-248-4151

Thursday, 22 March 2012     (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
Programme title:         Researching 17th Century Irish Ancestors

Location of
programme:                 2nd Floor Poetry Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,  4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Host organisation:        Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Main contact:               Marilyn Holt, holtm@carnegielibrary.org
                                    Tel: 412 622 3154 (Carnegie Library)

Registration Details:    Free and open to the public but pre-registration
required – call 412-622-3154

Friday, 23 March 2012          (4:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Programme title:         Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors

Location of
programme:                 Commodore John Barry Irish Center, 6815 Emlen Street,
Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Host organisation:        The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Main contact:               Joyce Homan, ExecDir@GenPA.org
Anita Coraluzzi, anita.coraluzzi@gmail.com
Tel: (215) 545-0391

Registration Details:    GSP & Irish Center Members - $20; Non-Members - $30.
                                    Register online at: https://genpa.org/civicrm/event/info?id=31&reset=1

Further information:    http://genpa.org/

Saturday, 24 March 2012      (9.00 AM to 4.00 PM)
Programme title:         Irish and Scots-Irish Research

Location of
programme:                 Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Host organisation:        Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Main contact:               Ann Thompson, nannyannie58@aol.com

Registration Details:    $50  Early registration  (postmarked by March 1)
                                    $55  Regular registration (postmarked after March 1)
                                    Make cheques payable to GSBC.
Mail form with cheque to GSBC Seminar, PO Box 432, Midland Park, NJ.
Register by March 17 to guarantee a syllabus and lunch.

Further information:    www.njgsbc.org

Sunday, 25 March 2012        (10.00 AM to 5.00 PM)
Programme title:         Irish and Scots-Irish Seminar

Location of
programme:                 Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive  Lancaster,
PA 17601, Tel: 717 560-6441

Host organisation:        LancasterHistory.org. (Lancaster County Historical Society and President
James Buchanan’s Wheatland)

Main contact:               Marjorie Bardeen, Marjorie.Bardeen@LancasterHistory.org
                                    Tel: (717) 392 4633 ext. 119
                                    Tel; (717) 392-4633 ext. 114

Registration Details:    $75 for members/$85 for non members. For more information or to pre-register call 717 392 4633 ext. 119, or email:

Participants should pre-register by March 19, 2012

Further information:    http://www.lancasterhistory.org/
On the home page click on the “Events” tab at the top of the page.
Then scroll down the “upcoming events” to view information about the programme. Then click on the link to download the brochure.

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