Irish History Center to Host Annual Workshop on Irish Genealogy | Entertainment

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The Senator John Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives will host their annual Irish Genealogy Workshop with experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

During this one-day workshop, which will be offered in-person and virtually, experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt will present an in-depth look at the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Mullan will be at the History Center, while Hunt will participate remotely from Belfast. The workshop will feature live Q&A sessions and interactive networking opportunities.

Live presentations will include:

–Introduction to Irish and Scotch-Irish genealogical research.

— Using printed sources for Irish family history, such as newspapers, street directories, etc.

— Early 19th century land records, such as tithe defaulters, landowner records, etc.

–Irish education and school records.

Attendees can also hear from experts from the History Center’s Detre Library and Archives, the Westmoreland Historical Society, and other local genealogical societies.

The in-person program is full, but there are still slots for online participants. Registration or information is available at heinzhistorycenter.org.

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