This in-depth workshop will examine a multitude of historic records and electronic resources that will advance your Irish genealogical research. Responding to popular demand, this event will also include an expanded networking session for connecting with fellow attendees and local genealogical societies.
Irish Genealogy Workshop presentations include:
- The Importance of Land Divisions for Irish Genealogy: Understanding Townlands
- Archives and Libraries in Ireland and Their Websites: An Introduction
- Irish Church Records for Use in Irish Family History Research
- Using Wills and Testamentary Records: An Underused Source for Researching Irish Families
- Newspapers as a Source for Irish Research
- The Penal Laws in Ireland: Records for Genealogy from the Penal Era
- Solving Your Brick Walls: an Extended Q&A Session
Along with experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation, representatives from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives, the Westmoreland Historical Society and other local genealogical societies will also be on hand to share best practices and tips with visitors and fellow researchers.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a special curator-led tour of the History Center’s Irish American Collection on display within the museum’s fourth floor Special Collections Gallery.
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Westmoreland Historical Society, which preserves and interprets the history of Westmoreland County.