The Irish Are Coming! Irish Genealogists Coming to Seattle!

farmhouse-beara-ireland-by-cc-attribution-license-from-mozzercorkAre you tracing your Irish roots? Do you know the background of your ancestors? Were they Irish or Scots-Irish? Want to know more …

Find out more at Central Library (Level 4, Room 2) at a special Irish Genealogy Advice Clinic from the Ulster Historical Foundation, on Monday, March 9, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Speakers from the Ulster Historical Foundation are in Seattle Sunday, March 8 to present an Irish and Scots-Irish Research program sponsored by the Irish Heritage Club and the Seattle Galway Sister City Association. As a follow-up event, for those who cannot make it on Sunday, or who want to hear more, they will provide a free advice clinic at The Seattle Public Library on, Monday March 9.

In a classroom setting these genealogists will offer participants practical tips about Irish research in a 90-minute questiono-and-answer sessions designed for beginners and seasoned genealogists alike. The presenters, Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, and Dr. Brian Trainor, former Director of the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, are from one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organizations and publishing houses and they will give advice on what to do and where to go next. Bring your shamrock and your questions!

Looking for other ways to celebrate your Irish heritage? How about the 2009 Irish Festival at Seattle Center or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

If after all this, you’d like more advice in researching your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry, contact the Genealogy Librarians at The Seattle Public Library, or try a few of the following Irish genealogy guidebooks:

Basic Guide to Irish Records for Family History by Mitchell, Brian.

Finding your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide by David S. Ouimetteresearching-scots-irish-ancestors

Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800 by William J. Roulston, Ulster Historical Foundation.

Searching for Scotch-Irish Roots in Scottish Records, 1600-1750 by David Dobson.

Tracing your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide by John Grenham.     ~John L.

One thought on “The Irish Are Coming! Irish Genealogists Coming to Seattle!”

  1. WOW! I’m really excited about this. I find I can follow my ancestors back to the ship they came in on (sometimes) using the library’s subscription to Ancestry.com, but it’s much more difficult to find and gain remote access to resources from across the sea. I’ll have to dig around and see if I can get any traction on the 12% (or so) of my ancestry that leads to the British Isles so I can take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you!

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