Researching
Your Irish
and Scots-Irish
Ancestors
Workshop

Location
Leaders
Registration Form
Samford University
Schedule
Ulster Historical Foundation
UHF Database


Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama

 

May 2, 2003
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 235
Samford University Library

Leaders  
Brian Trainor is currently Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Formerly Director of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and Chairman of the Irish Manuscripts Commission he has also held a lecturing post in history at Queen's University, Belfast and a fellowship with the Institute of Historical Research, London. Educated at St Columb's College, Derry and Queen's University, Belfast, he holds a 1st Class Honours degree in History and has been awarded a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Ulster and a Doctorate of Law from the National University of Ireland.
Fintan Mullan is currently Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation being responsible for the general management of the organisation. He has spoken widely on computerized sources for Irish genealogy, both in Ireland and internationally at conferences and festivals. Educated at Queen's University, Belfast, he holds a BSSc. Honours degree in Irish Politics and Philosophy and an MSSc in Organisation and Management.
       
Schedule      
8:00-8:30 Registration, Coffee, Welcome  
8:30-9:30 Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Fintan Mullan
9:30-10.30 Irish and Scots-Irish Research: Not always at the bottom of the pile Dr Brian Trainor
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-11.45 Emigration from the North of Ireland to North America in the Eighteenth Century' (the story of the Scots-Irish) Dr Brian Trainor
11:45-1:00 Lunch  

Video Presentation: 'Searching for your Ancestors in Ireland: A professional guide'

 
1:00-2:00 Illustrated talk on the main archives and heritage centres in Ireland Dr BrianTrainor
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Annotations to Irish church records with particular focus to Catholic records Fintan Mullan
2:00-3:00 Landed Estate Records as a Source for the Family Historian in Ireland Dr BrianTrainor
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Demonstration of Computer Software and CDROMS for use in Irish Family History Research Fintan Mullan
3:00-4:00 Question and Answer Session Dr Brian Trainor and Fintan Mullan
   

UHF Database
Since 1990 the Foundation has been compiling a major computerised archive of Irish genealogical records, such as church and civil records of baptisms/births and marriages (for counties Antrim and Down) plus gravestone inscriptions (for most of Northern Ireland). The database also includes records for the whole of Ireland. For example it includes muster rolls 1640, hearth money rolls 1660s, and lists of Protestant householders 1740 for all of Ulster. It also includes for the whole of Ireland the Irish Will Calendars 1858-1900 and 1796 Flax Growers Bounty List (55,000 names of small farmers). Recently the Surname Index (names of farmers c.1830 and property occupiers in valuations 1848-64) has been added for the counties of Ulster. Other provinces will be covered later. It also includes a computerized index to the 10,000+ searches that UHF has carried out on Irish families since 1956 and is the facility for on-the-spot search assessments that can be extracted from a new expert system on Irish genealogy.

   
   
   
   
   
   
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