Ir­ish fam­ily his­tory buffs hit Nam­bour

Ul­ster His­tor­i­cal Foun­da­tion work­shop draws 200

Sunshine Coast Daily - - LIFE -

THE Sun­shine Coast Ge­neal­ogy Re­source Cen­tre had quite a coup in se­cur­ing the Ul­ster His­tor­i­cal Foun­da­tion for an all-day re­search work­shop last Satur­day.

Be­cause of the large num­ber of reg­is­tra­tions re­ceived, the work­shop had to be moved from the Ge­neal­ogy Re­search Cen­tre in Petrie Creek Rd to the An­tique Car Club build­ing at the Nam­bour Show­grounds to ac­com­mo­date the 200 peo­ple who had reg­is­tered.

The Nam­bour work­shop was the only one in Queens­land host­ing the group so reg­is­tra­tions were re­ceived from Mel­bourne, Cairns and Bris­bane as well as lo­cal and out­ly­ing towns.

The Ir­ish guest pre­sen­ters were Ul­ster His­tor­i­cal Foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Fin­tan Mul­lan and re­search of­fi­cer Gil­lian Hunt who were stop­ping off in Aus­tralia be­tween con­duct­ing a lec­ture in the US and at­tend­ing a ge­neal­ogy con­fer­ence in New Zealand.

Mr Mul­lan is a pi­o­neer in the cre­ation of on­line re­sources for Ir­ish ge­neal­ogy re­search.

He has lec­tured ex­ten­sively on Ir­ish ge­neal­ogy in many coun­tries in­clud­ing Aus­tralia.

The re­search work­shops from 8.30am to 3pm cov­ered: ■ Un­der­stand­ing Ir­ish town­lands

■ The dif­fer­ent religious de­nom­i­na­tions in Ire­land and how their his­to­ries af­fect the avail­able records

■ Us­ing the Registry of Deeds

■ Early 19th cen­tury land records

■ Ir­ish ed­u­ca­tion and school records

■ The Ir­ish Poor Law and lo­cal gov­ern­ment records

■ Us­ing Ir­ish wills and tes­ta­men­tary records

For fur­ther de­tails on the foun­da­tion, go to www.an­ces­try ire­land.com/.

PHO­TOS: JOHN MCCUTCHEON

IR­ISH ROOTS: Ja­clyn Hine, Fin­tan Mul­lan and Dale Fog­a­rty at the Ir­ish re­search work­shop in Nam­bour by the Ul­ster His­tor­i­cal Foun­da­tion.

Jo­ce­lyn Mor­gan, Elaine Reeves and He­len Page at the Ir­ish re­search work­shop.

Sam Dawes and Henry Nox.

Mar­lene Hoskin and Gil­lian Hunt.

Michele East­wood and Jenny Neubecker.

Paul Ryan and Roger Power.

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