Wednesday, February 29, 2012

USA Tour Itinerary

ULSTER HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Irish and Scots Irish Genealogy Lecture Tour, 08–26 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012 (9:00 AM to 4: 30 PM)
Programme title
Researching Your Irish Ancestors – EWGS Spring Seminar
Location of programme
Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: (509) 444-5300
Host organisation
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Main contact
Donna Potter Phillips, donna243@gmail.com
Tel: (509) 624-4118
Registration Details
$20 Members; $25 Non-Members
Send postal registrations to: EWGS P.O. Box 1826, Spokane, WA 99210-1826
Further information
Register via the online form EWGS at http://www.ewgsi.org/cpage.php?pt=148

Sunday, 11 March 2012 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Programme title
Irish Genealogy Conference
Location of programme
Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 NW 67th St Seattle WA
Host organisation
Irish Heritage Club
Main contact
Jean A. Roth, jeanaroth@juno.com
Or John F. Keane, j.f.keane@frontier.com
Registration Details
$45 pr person including box lunch
Further information
Register online at http://www.irishclub.org/Genealogy.htm
OR
mail the registration information (name, contact info, lunch choice and a cheque payable to IHC) to: Irish Heritage Club, P.O. Box 75123, Seattle, WA 98175

Monday, 12 March 2012 (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Programme title
Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Location of programme
Oregon Stamp Society Building, 4828 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Host organisation
The All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon
Main contact
Sam Keator, sam.keator@frontier.com
Registration Details
$20 per person. Register online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/220309

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Location of programme
Tuscon, AZ – Details to be confirmed
Main contact
Nina Harrison, tullywinny@gmail.com

Saturday, 17 March 2012 (10.00 AM to 3.30 PM)
Programme title
Researching Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Location of programme
Bentonville Public Library, 405 S. Main Street. Bentonville, AR 72712
Host organisation
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
Main contact
Joyce Ater, President of NAGS
Registration Details
There is no charge to attend but those wishing to attend must register as seating is limited. They can preregister by phone 479-271-6820 or by mail: NAGS, c/o Bentonville Library at the above address. E-mail nags2@juno.com or by phone, 479-271-6820 where you can leave a message.
Further information
nags2@juno.com Tel: 479-271-6820

Monday, 19 March 2012 (9:00 AM to 5.00 PM)
Programme title
Researching your Irish Ancestors
Location of programme
Spout Springs Library Branch, Hall County Library System, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, GA 30542
Host organisation
The Friends of the Hall County Library System
Main contact
Ronda Sanders, rsanders@hallcountylibrary.org
Tel: 770 532-3311, ext 116
Registration Details
$35 per person. The price includes the workshop and a box lunch. Library opens 8.30am for registration, workshop beings at 9.00am
Registrations to be received by 14 March (space is limited). There will be an additional $5.00 for late registration.
Mail registration forms to the Friends of the Hall County Library System, Irish Workshop, 127 Main Street, NW, Gainesville, GA 30501-3699
Further information
http://www.hallcountylibrary.org
On the home page click on “Adults” at the top of the screen, and then click on “Genealogy” for information about the program. Then click on “Click Here” for more details and a registration form. It is possible to register and pay online.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Programme title
Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Location of programme
R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 South New Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Host organisation
Augusta County Historical Society
Main contact
Katharine Brown, klbrown@ntelos.net
Registration Details
Programme free for members, non-members $5.00 each.
E-mail: augustachs@ntelos.net
Postal address: P.O. Box 686 Staunton, VA 24402-0686
Further information
Augusta County Historical Society, 20 South New Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Tel: 540-248-4151
www.augustacountyhs.org

Thursday, 22 March 2012 (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)
Programme title
Researching 17th Century Irish Ancestors
Location of programme
2nd Floor Poetry Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Host organisation
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Main contact
Marilyn Holt, holtm@carnegielibrary.org
Tel: 412 622 3154 (Carnegie Library)
Registration Details
Free and open to the public but pre-registration required – call 412-622-3154

Friday, 23 March 2012 (4:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Programme title
Researching your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Location of programme
Commodore John Barry Irish Center, 6815 Emlen Street, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Host organisation
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
Main contact
Joyce Homan, ExecDir@GenPA.org
Anita Coraluzzi, anita.coraluzzi@gmail.com
Tel: (215) 545-0391
Registration Details
GSP & Irish Center Members - $20; Non-Members - $30.
Register online at https://genpa.org/civicrm/event/info?id=31&reset=1
Further information
http://genpa.org/

Saturday, 24 March 2012 (9.00 AM to 4.00 PM)
Programme title
Irish and Scots-Irish Research
Location of programme
Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Host organisation
Genealogical Society of Bergen County
Main contact
Ann Thompson, nannyannie58@aol.com
Registration Details
$50 Early registration (postmarked by March 1). $55 Regular registration (postmarked after March 1). Make cheques payable to GSBC. Mail form with cheque to GSBC Seminar, PO Box 432, Midland Park, NJ. Register by March 17 to guarantee a syllabus and lunch.
Further information
www.njgsbc.org

Sunday, 25 March 2012 (10.00 AM to 5.00 PM)
Programme title
Irish and Scots-Irish Seminar
Location of programme
Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive Lancaster, PA 17601
Tel: 717 560-6441
Host organisation
LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster County Historical Society and President James Buchanan’s Wheatland)
Main contact
Marjorie Bardeen, Marjorie.Bardeen@LancasterHistory.org
Tel: (717) 392 4633 ext. 119
or Kevin Shue, Kevin.Shue@lancasterhistory.org
Tel; (717) 392-4633 ext. 114
Registration Details
$75 for members/$85 for non members. For more information or to pre-register call 717 392 4633 ext. 119, or email Marjorie.Bardee Marjorie.Bardeen@LancasterHistory.org

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

USA Tour Ulster Historical Foundation

With St Patrick’s Day (17 March) fast approaching people’s thoughts naturally turn to their celtic roots and how to reconnect with the old homeland. Ulster Historical Foundation’s forthcoming lecture tour in the USA (8-25 March 2012) is a great opportunity to celebrate your Irish connections and they would also like to ask for your help in publicising the USA lecture tour to the widest possible audience.
This year the tour will start in the Pacific northwest and travel all the way across to Ridgewood New Jersey via the southern states. Listed below the details for the events in: Spokane WA, Seattle WA, Portland OR, Tucson AZ, Bentonville AR, Gainesville GA, Staunton VA, Pittsburgh PA, Philadelphia PA, Ridgewood NJ and Lancaster PA.
They hope you might be able to attend one of the programmes, if not they would appreciate your help in promoting the events to your contacts and other local societies.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Who Do You Think You Are Live

Olympia in London plays host to Who do you think you are live on the 24th-26th of February. looks like a good day out and a chance to get some tips from the experts.

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/default

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Marsden Park Nelson

This site will be of interest to researchers of Lancashire. I knew this park very well growing up in the area but i was not aware that at one time it had been used as an Asylum.

http://www.archive.org/details/GhostsOfMarsdenParkNelsonLancashire

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ancestors Free in USA 1930 Census

Ancestry.com has opened their records of the USA 1930 Census for free access. These records can be viewed for free from the 17th of February until the 21st of February.

http://www.ancestry.com

Free 1881 English Census

If you are new to family research you may not know that the 1881 English Census is available online free. I think the best coverage is from Ancestry.co.uk. You do not have to have a paid membership to view the Census just a free membership.

http://www.ancestry.co.uk

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Message Boards Find Your Ancestors

Do message boards work for finding a connection to your ancestors? I think they do . I have just had a reply back to a posting that i left on a message board in 2007. So they do work even if you have to wait a while.

http://boards.rootsweb.com/?o_iid=33216&o_lid=33216&o_sch=Web+Property