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Ulster Historical Foundation North American Tour 2016: Finding Your Irish and Scots-Irish Roots

March 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
North York Civic Centre, Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room
North York Civic Centre
5110 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5W4
Early Bird Fee (paid by Feb 5) $60 ($55 for OGS members) Regular fee $70 ($65 for OGS members)

This full day workshop is jointly sponsored by the Canadiana Department at the North York Central Library and the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

Registration is required. This event is now FULL.  To be added to a wait list, please email

Map of provinces in Ireland

Provinces of Ireland

If you have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors and would like to pursue your genealogical roots in the province of Ulster, this full day workshop will be of interest to you. Through a series of lectures from two of the research specialists from the Ulster Historical Foundation, you will discover how to find various records and historical documents and links to your family history.

Workshop Leaders: Fintan Mullan, Gillian Hunt

Fintan Mullan is the Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. Working with technology partners, Mullan was a pioneer in the creation of online resources for Irish research. He maintained the Foundation’s prominence in digital database developments for Irish genealogy. Mullan has managed the production of over 100 publications, including the popular Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and in Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and manages the Foundation’s many genealogical activities. She carries out research for clients, teaches courses in Northern Ireland, and gives talks on family history in Ireland, the U.K. and U.S. Hunt has also provided research for and appeared on BBC Northern Ireland television shows, including “Who Do You Think You Are?”

For more information about the workshop, please click here.

North York Memorial Community Hall is located at 5110 Yonge Street, just steps away from North York Civic Centre and the North York Central Library; it is a short walk away from North York Centre subway station on the Yonge line.

By public transit: North York Memorial Community Hall is connected directly to the North York Centre subway station, on the Yonge line. Inter-city trains and buses link with the subway at Union, Dundas, or York Mills stations. Allow at least 35 minutes from Union or Dundas, or 15 minutes from York Mills, to get to North York Centre.

By car: North York Memorial Community Hall is at 5110 Yonge Street, Toronto M2N 6M1, on the west side of Yonge Street at Park Home Avenue (about halfway between Sheppard and Finch). From Highway 401, exit northbound at Yonge Street; proceed north to Park Home Avenue (6th or 7th traffic light) and turn left. The most convenient parking is under the building—enter from Novotel on Park Home Avenue, or from Beecroft Road (parallel and west of Yonge Street). There is also a large outdoor parking lot on the west side of Beecroft Road.

North York Memorial Community Hall is wheelchair accessible. For more information about our policies on accessibility, visit our policies page.

For assistance with a specific accommodation request, please send an email message to

For information about our policies on registration, cancellation and refunds, late registration and at-the-door registration, visit our policies page. Please note: A registrant who withdraws from a course or workshop before the start date will receive a full refund minus a $5 administration fee. All fee refunds will be paid by the Branch Treasurer.

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