The Ulster Historical Foundation
The Ulster Historical Foundation is an educational non-profit organisation. Their aim is to encourage an interest in the history of the province of Ulster; promote a positive image of Northern Ireland overseas; strengthen the links between Ireland and those of Ulster descent; broaden access to historical documents and records for Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy; and to inspire pride in Irish and Ulster heritage and culture.
Over these years the Ulster Historical Foundation has developed into one of the principal genealogical research agencies in Ireland and a leading publisher of quality historical, educational and genealogical books. It also operates a membership association called the Ulster Historical and Genealogical Guild, the aim of which is to bring together people from all over the world with an interest in finding out more about their Irish ancestors. Ulster Historical Foundation runs a number of activity holdays each year, ideally suited for all those interested in finding out more about their Ulster ancestors.
The Ulster Historical Foundation is entirely self-funded, dependent on the support of our customers and members to continue to provide the range of services that currently offered.
Searching for that elusive Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestor Genealogy Conference - 4–10 June 2014
Directions to The Ulster Historical Foundation
The Foundation is located in South Belfast, adjacent to the Queen's Quarter and approximately one mile from Belfast City Centre
Ulster Historical Foundation is pleased to offer the "Searching for that elusive Irish or Scots-Irish ancestor family history conference."
Over six days you will be assisted to carry out research for yourself at Belfast’s main archives and libraries as well as discover the history of Ulster first hand through excursions to some of the province’s most historic and famous sites including the Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Barons Court and the Ulster-American Folk Park. Full package price £499 per person
If you are interested in finding out more about your Irish ancestors or wish to explore the history of Ireland’s northern province this is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Day 1: Wednesday, 4th June 2014
Opportunity to visit Ulster Historical Foundation and discuss research with staff.
Day 2: Thursday, 5th June 2014
Introductions, registration, tour and lectures at PRONI; visit to Titanic Quarter; evening meal and tour of Carrickfergus Castle.
Day 3: Friday, 6th June 2014
Opportunity to carry out research at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
Day 4: Saturday, 7th June 2014
Outing to the Giant’s Causeway and the Glens of Antrim visiting the Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Bonamargy Friary.
Day 5: Sunday, 8th June 2014
Free day for delegates.
Day 6: Monday, 9th June 2014
Further opportunity to carry out research at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, with evening visit to Belfast City Hall.
Day 7: Tuesday, 10th June 2014
Outing to Barons Court (ancestral home of the dukes of Abercorn) and the Ulster American Folk Park and Mellon Centre for Migration Studies. Research at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
This event is suitable for novices and experienced researchers alike. No previous knowledge of research techniques or sources is necessary. The Foundation’s experienced team of researchers will be on hand to assist participants to carry out their research. The great majority of the sources you will be using to research your ancestors will be found at PRONI. More information on sources and guidance can be found at: www.ancestryireland.com
For those who wish to take part in all aspects of the family history event, including the research days at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Included in this package are:
• Five evening meals
• Two lunches
• Transport during the event
• Talks and tours
• Entrance fees
• Research assistance by professional genealogists
£499 per person.