Debra Dudek, our guest speaker for our own upcoming April 12, 2016 genealogy program and librarian at the Fountaindale Public Library, has made me aware that there was a wonderful Irish Genealogy Webinar that was put together by the Fountaindale Public Library of Bolingbrook and the Ulster Historical Foundation.
The program occurred on March 16, 2016. There was a series of 4 Irish Genealogy Programs presented by members of the Ulster Historical Foundation at the Fountaindale Library. The 4 programs were recorded and were initially live streamed on the day of the presentation. The 4 recorded programs are available for viewing BUT ONLY UNTIL APRIL 15, 2016.
Just as important is the fact that a full set of downloadable handouts from these 4 programs is also available for you to access up until April 15, 2016. You can access these handouts here:
Researching Irish Ancestors – An Introduction (2016)
National Library of Ireland Guide to Family History
National Archives of Ireland General Guide
National Archives of Ireland Help Notes
Ulster Historical Foundation – Historical_Timeline
Timeline for the Plantation of Ulster
PRONI Guides to Family History
PRONI Guides to Local History
PRONI Guides to Emigration
Here are the titles of these four programs:
- Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Parts 1 and 2
- Using Land Records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate Records
- Census Substitutes and Other Important Sources for the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries and Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland (2 Programs in this Session)
- Sources for Finding Seventeenth Century Families in Ireland
You can connect to all these programs via the Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Blog at:
I started watching one of the videos and it had a long introduction of music playing. Video loaded fine and video started fine.
If you have Irish ancestors here is a chance within a short timeframe to view these presentations from members of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Remember, they are only available for viewing until April 15, 2016.
Enjoy the videos while they last!
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