Irish Genealogy Seminar

Presentations by the Ulster Historical Foundation

23 March 2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm EST

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library

Join us for a day of Irish genealogy research tips and tricks as we welcome Fintan Mullen and Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation for an all day seminar. Topics cover all of Ireland and research challenges we face in tracing our Irish ancestors. This is the only stop in Florida for these recognized experts in Irish research during their 2019 North American tour. Don’t miss your chance to further your Irish and Scots-Irish studies. This rare event is collectively sponsored by the Florida Genealogical Society – Tampa, the Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Club, the Manatee Genealogical Society, the Pinellas Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Society of Sarasota, and the Villages Genealogical Society. Learn more about each of these organizations by clicking on their emblem above.

— Speakers —

— Fintan Mullan —

Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and publishing, hosting genealogy conferences and events, and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy.

— Gillian Hunt —

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, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

— Program —


  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Census Substitutes and Other Important Sources for the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Using Printed Sources for Irish Family History
  • Case Study for Irish Research
  • Wrap Up – Questions and Answers


Presentations are applicable to all Irish research and cover all of Ireland. Books covering Irish and Scots-Irish research and history will be on sale during the seminar. Follow this link to visit the Ulster Historical Foundation online store to see a list of topics. All books may not be available at the seminar.

— Venue —

Meeting Room

Robert Saunders Sr. Library
1505 Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602


Parking in the library parking lot is limited to authorized handicapped permits only. Free parking is available at the BT Washington elementary school located adjacent to library. You may drop off passengers prior to parking using the drive-up lane in the parking lot. See map below.

— Hotel —

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa/Ybor City/Downtown
1301 E 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

A few rooms are available for Friday night (22 March).
The rate is $199 per night.
Use the booking code: FGS/450276.

Click here to make your reservation

— Register —


Costs are $45 for a single ticket and $55 for a ticket and lunch. Members of sponsoring societies receive a $5 discount. See your organization for coupon code.

Please complete your registration as soon as possible as we expect to sell out this highly anticipated event. Due to space constraints, we are limited to the first 150 registered guests. Limited to 4 tickets per customer.


Meals are provided by Alessi’s and includes a bottle of water and a delicious cupcake. Sandwiches also include a bag of chips. A $10 value which is included in the $55 ticket.

  • Cuban Sandwich
  • Roast Beef Sandwich
  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich
  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Vegetarian Sandwich
  • Greek Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Salad

Ticket Sales End on 15 March 2019


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