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Researching Your Irish Family History Seminars

Expiry Date
13 May, 2024

Researching Your Irish Family History Seminars

Bookings open on Tuesday 21 November

for GSV and FHC Members ONLY

Visit the GSV Event pages to register


The Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV) and Family History Connections (FHC) are proud to present two full-day seminars delivered by Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, two internationally renowned experts in Irish research from the Ulster Historical Foundation.

The seminars will be conducted on Sunday 18 February 2024 at the Docklands Library and Monday 19 February 2024 at the Blackburn RSL. Both seminar days are for in-person attendance only.

The programs are different each day but complement each other. The topics to be presented will include:

Sunday 18 February 2024 - 9.00 am

Monday 19 February 2024 - 9.30 am

Irish resources at the GSV & FHC

Irish archives & their websites

Understanding Irish townlands

Records for churches in Ireland

Sources for famine research

Using landed estate records

Importance of gravestone inscriptions

Census substitutes and other sources

Newspapers for Irish research

Using wills & testamentary records

Plantation & 17th century records

Using the Registry of Deeds

Examples of successful searches

Q&A and solving brick walls

Q&A and solving brick walls


Bookings are essential. GSV Members should book through the GSV Events system

Pricing for GSV and FHC Members:

$90 for a single day or $150 to attend both days.

Tea, coffee and water will be provided. Bring your own lunch


Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

Blackburn RSL, 2 Diggers Way, Blackburn

It is possible to catch public transport to both venues. Please consult the Public Transport Victoria website.

Book to ensure your place at this exciting seminar program. More information about the Ulster Historical Foundation may be found on their website: