Join The Hermitage as we host the Ulster Historical Foundation of Belfast, Northern Ireland and explore the Irish and Scots-Irish roots of Middle Tennessee. Whether you are a beginner interested in starting your own family research, or a skilled genealogist, everyone will enjoy this evening workshop with Ulster’s expert researchers as they dive into the many resources available for discovering your roots. The challenges of tracing emigrant Scots-Irish ancestors in the years 1750 to 1850 (approximately the period of President Jackson’s own life) will be explored, and using examples drawn from online resources, archives, and documents, including some references to Jackson’s own family background, the presenters will suggest strategies for trying to identify ancestors in this timeframe. $15/person
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Light refreshments will be served.
If you’d like more individual attention, book a private consultation session with the Ulster Society’s research team and take advantage of their expertise while you can! The Tennessee State Library & Archives will also be on hand for questions. 30 minute sessions available to reserve between 12:00pm-4:30pm. $45/session (up to 2 people can participate) and admission to the evening workshop is included.
Spaces are limited, be sure to book your spot here!
12:00-4:00 Individual consultations (must book in advance)
5:30-6:00 Small reception and informal meet and greet with evening participants
6:00-9:00 Workshop with Ulster Historical Foundation
About the Ulster Historical Foundation
The Ulster Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization (Registered Charity No. NIC1002800) established in 1956 to promote interest in Irish genealogy and history, with particular reference to the historical nine-county province of Ulster. The Foundation is the principal family history organization in Northern Ireland and one of the leading genealogical research agencies in Ireland and a major publisher of historical, educational and genealogical source books. The Foundation has also devised a series of ground breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.
The Foundation’s services include genealogical and historical research services, publishing, hosting family history events, undertaking lecture tours overseas and delivering community education programs. More details are available at www.ancestryireland.com
Ulster is the northern most province of the island of Ireland. It is composed of the six counties of Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Derry/Londonderry, and Tyrone; and the three border counties of the Irish Republic – Cavan, Donegal and Monaghannaghan.
Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and manages the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. She teaches genealogy classes in various educational institutions in Northern Ireland and has spoken in Britain and North America.
Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and publishing and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy.