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Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy Workshop Hosted by the Butler Center and the Arkansas Genealogical Society

Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, Northern Ireland will present a workshop of genealogy research in Irish and Scots-Irish family history on Tuesday, March 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock. The workshop will be cohosted by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System, and by the Arkansas Genealogical Society.

The workshop will include three presentations on these topics:

  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research

  • Church records for use in genealogical research: Part 1 - Baptismal, marriage and burial records

  • Using land records: Griffith's Valuation, Tithe and Estate records

The workshop is free and intended for researchers at all levels. As of Tuesday, March 14, ALL SEATS HAVE BEEN RESERVED. For more information, call Chris Stewart, librarian at the Butler Center, at 501-320-5711.

The Ulster Historical Foundation is one of the principal genealogical research agencies in Ireland and a leading publisher of historical, educational and genealogical books. It also operates a membership association called the Ulster Historical and Genealogical Guild, the aim of which is to bring together people from all over the world in their quest to discover Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Foundation. Gillian Hunt is a Research Officer of the Foundation and is an experienced user of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the General Register Office. For more information about the Ulster Historical Foundation, visit www.ancestryireland.com.