MLFHS: Exploring Your Irish Roots

Want to learn more about family research in Ireland? Then join us for a day of talks given by experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation. Learn about the use of civil records, the census, census substitutes and land division records in Ireland. Find out how to trace your farming family in the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries and discover more about the records relating to the several churches in Ireland. Don't forget to bring along your questions for the experts. This is sure to be a very interesting day.


09:00 - 9:30 Registration
09:30 Welcome, house-keeping notices, etc
09:45 Introduction to Irish Family History Research (civil records, census, and land divisions, etc)
10:45-11:00am break
11:00 Getting the most out of valuation records (Griffith Valuation, tithe books, etc )
12:00 Census substitutes and other important sources for the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries

1:00-2:00pm Lunch (see below)

2:00 Tracing farming families in the eighteenth and nineteenth century: using landed estate records
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15 Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland
4:15-4:45 Q&A (includes using online databases)

There will be bookstalls staffed by both Ulster Historical Foundation and Manchester and Lancashire FHS offering a variety of publications relevant to both Irish and more general family research.

Lunch is not included. Attendees will be very welcome to bring their own lunch and there is a cafe in Central Library which offers a variety of sandwiches and hot dishes. There are also a number of sandwich shops, cafes and restaurants in the vicinity of Central Library.

Booking (via Eventbrite) is essential! The fee for this seminar is £25.00 (£20.00 for members of Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society)

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