Hello All -
I received an email from the North Carolina Genealogical Society about their upcoming presentation in Raleigh, NC. If you are interested in Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry this looks like a must see event. The Ulster Historical Foundation is one of the premier authorities on Ulster Ireland and the Scots-Irish. So, if you happen to be in North Carolina on the 15th of March this would be a good event to go to. The information regarding it is below:
The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents "Our Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors" with Fintan Mullan and Brian Trainor of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Monday, 15 March 2010 at the North Carolina Archives Auditorium, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 (directions).
Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. He is a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation, a board member of the Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR), a member of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Readers Forum, and a non-executive director of the International Society for British Genealogy & Family History. He has spoken widely in the United States about Irish family history research, and has also spoken in Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. He was educated at Queen's University Belfast where he received a bachelors degree in Irish Politics and Philosophy and a masters degree in Organization and Management. Brian Trainor retired as Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation in 2006 and now works part-time as a consultant for the organization. Formerly Director of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and Chairman of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, he has also held a lecturing post in history at Queen's University Belfast and a fellowship with the Institute of Historical Research in London. Educated at St Columb's College in Derry, and Queen's University Belfast, he holds a 1st Class Honours degree in History, has been awarded a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Ulster, and holds Doctorate of Law from the National University of Ireland.
Registration is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. For additional information, including web or US Mail registration, please visit the homepage of the North Carolina Genealogical Society website: http://www.ncgenealogy.org/