Press Release: Irish Genealogy Tour

This dropped into my inbox from the Irish Family History Foundation. You might be near one of these locations, so take a look if you are interested in Irish or Scots-Irish research.

Ulster Historical Foundation Genealogy Lecture Tour, 14-30 March 2015

 Staff from the Ulster Historical Foundation will soon be heading across the Atlantic to deliver their annual series of lectures in North America. They will be speaking in the locations listed below, between the dates 14 and 30 March. They are looking forward to meeting supporters and keen genealogists interested in finding their Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. We hope you might be able to avail of an opportunity to take part in their programmes.

 Ottawa, ONT, Saturday 14 March (9:00 am to 5:00pm)

Host organisation:  British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
To register please email: or Tel: 613-741-1463
Further Details:

State College, PA, Sunday 15 March (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

Host organisation:   Centre County Genealogical Society
Registration Details: Prior to Mar. 5th: $40.00 per person
Send your name and registration check (made out to CCGS) to Vicky Droll, 734 McKee St, State College, PA 16803.

After Mar. 5th or at the door: $50.00 per person
Further details:

Staunton, VA, Monday 16 March (1:00pm to 5:00pm, 6:30pm to 8:30pm)

Host organisations: Staunton Public Library, co-sponsored by the Augusta County
Registration Details: To register please email

Williamsburg, VA, Tuesday 17 March (10:00am to 2:30pm, 7:00pm to 8:00pm)

Host Organisations: Williamsburg Family History Center, Williamsburg Regional Library, and Ford’s Colony Genealogy Club
To register phone contact:  Lise Embley, mobile: 757-903-5706
For more information:

Winchester, VA, Wednesday 18 March (6:00pm to 9:00pm)

Host organisation: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley/Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society
To register:  Deborah Hilty, Curator of Education, Tel: 540-662-1473 @ 224 –Office, Email:

Registration Details:  MSV & SVGS members $5.00; all others $10.00, pre-register or reserve tickets in advance, visit:

OR: Call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Any remaining tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. day of the event.

Maryville, TN, Friday 20 March (8:30am to 4:00pm)

Host organisations:   Blount County Public Library & and the Blount County Friends of the Library
Contact person: Joan VanSickle Sloan, Community Outreach Coordinator

Phone: (865) 273-1408 or 982-098, Email:
Web site:

Registration Details: Cost for the workshop is $25, with an option of lunch for an additional $10.
Make checks payable to the Blount County Friends of the Library (BCFOL). The registration form is available on the library website at or at the Reference Desk. The registration deadline is Friday, March 6, and money and registration must be at the library by that date.
Enrollment is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Boston, MA, Saturday 21 March (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Host organisation: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Contact information: Mobile: 603-686-6784, Email:
Registration Details:

Fairfield, CT, Sunday 22 March (1:00pm to 5:00pm)
Host organisations:   Feile, Inc. and Fréamh Éireann Genealogy Group
Contact information: Tel: 203-293-8090, Email:
Registration Details:   $25 payable to “Feile, Inc.” and sent to:

Mary Adams-Arroyo, 221 McGrath Court, Stratford, CT 06615

Pittsburgh, PA, Monday 23 March (10:30am to 4:30pm)

Host organisations:  Heinz History Center & Westmoreland Historical Society
Registration details: Admission: $25 for members, $35 for non-members
As space is limited, please register by calling 412-454-6361 or by visiting

Green Bay, WI, Wednesday 25 March (5:00pm to 8:30pm)

Host organisation:  Brown County Library
Location of programme: 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Main contact person: Sue Lagerman or Mary Jane Herber
Registration Details:   To register please call 920-448-5815

Moscow, ID, Friday 27 March (11:30am to 4:00pm)

Host organisation: Latah County Historical Society
Contact information  Mobile: 509-230-8160, Email:
Registration Details: To reserve a seat, pre-register online at:
Other information:   Registration fee of $35 includes lunch and workshop materials. Pre-register online; pay at workshop. Checks payable to Latah County Historical Society.

Yakima, WA, Saturday 28 March (8:30am to 4:00pm)

Host organisation: The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
Location of programme:   Mt Olive Lutheran Church

7809 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98908

Registration Details:   Cost: $40.00 per person (includes lunch & handouts)
To download the registration form, please visit

Oakland, CA, Sunday 29 March (7:30am to 5:00pm)

Host organisation: California Genealogical Society
Contact information: Mobile: 415-317-3094, Email:
Registration Details:

Medford, OR, Monday 30 March (8:30am to 5:00pm)

Host organisation: Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
Contact information: Tel: 541-512-2340, (library phone number), Email:
Registration Details: Contact the library or society at: 541-512-2340 or online at for a copy of the day’s schedule and registration form. Early bird discount by March 15.


If you have any queries, please email:

— Ulster Historical Foundation



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