The following press release contains more information about the schedule for the Wisconsin appearance of Ulster Historical Foundation speakers in Green Bay on March 13:
National Genealogy Lecture Tour Stops in Green Bay
Founded in 1956, the Ulster Historical Foundation (Belfast, Northern
Ireland) is one of the principal genealogical research agencies in Ireland
and a leading publisher of quality historical, educational and genealogical
books. It offers its extensive knowledge on the sources available to
discover Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. Their mission 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those of Ulster descent; broaden access to historical documents and records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.
The Brown County Library is pleased to announce that Mr. Fintan Mullan and
Ms. Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation will present three
back-to-back programs on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy for beginners and
active family historians on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Auditorium
of the Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay.
*3:15 – 4:40 p.m. Understanding Irish Townlands:* *The Importance of
Place, Identity and Administrative Divisions in Irish Research*
The vastness of the North American continent can make it difficult to
comprehend the very local and tightly-knit nature of Irish society. The
sense of place in rural Ireland is massive, and understanding it can be
crucial to success in Irish genealogy. This presentation explores the
different administrative divisions: e.g. townland, barony, parish, Poor Law
Union, etc. where they relate to each other, and their importance in the
historical records. Understanding Irish administrative divisions is not
merely a value as a study in its own right, but can be fundamental in being
really successful in our research.
*5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Using Irish Land Records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and
the Importance of Land Records*
Land records are an extremely important part of genealogical research in
Ireland due to the destruction of the majority of nineteenth century census
records. This presentation looks at the main valuation records – the Tithe
books from the 1820s and 1830s and Griffith’s Valuation which covers the
periods 1848 to 1864 as well as looking at estate papers which can help
take our family history back to the 1700s and 1600s.
*7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Census Substitutes and other Important Sources for the
Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries: Strategies for Success*
Researchers can be left wondering what to do next when they have exhausted
the possibilities of Tithe applotment books, census fragments and church
records for the early nineteenth century. This program provides some
answers by drawing attention to census substitutes and other lesser known
sources for the early nineteenth and eighteenth century, including: school
records, 1796 flaxgrowers’ list, 1775 dissenter positions, 1766 religious
census, 1740 ‘Protestant Householders’ List and Registry of Deeds, a
significant, yet often overlooked, archive dating from 1708, which can
provide invaluable information on Irish families of Anglican, Presbyterian
and Catholic backgrounds.
This program is part of the Foundation’s USA Lecture Tour. Green Bay is
the only stop in Wisconsin and is made possible by a grant from the
“Miller/Anthes Family Fund” within the Community Foundation for the Fox
A light meal will be available for purchase at the event. Please register
for program and meal by calling 920-448-5815.
On *Tuesday, March 14 from 9:00 am – Noon*, Mullan and Hunt are accepting
reservations for one-on-one, 20-minute consultations. A $35.00 fee applies
(please no checks). Spaces are limited. Please call 920-448-5815 to schedule an appointment.