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Address: 49 Malone Road | 1st Floor, Belfast BT12LG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 9066 1988
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a long-established, highly reputable...

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a long-established, highly reputable research and publishing agency. It offers its extensive knowledge to help on the sources available to discover Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. We offer advice on researching Irish and Scots-Irish family history, as well as carry out research for clients and we have a range of family and local history publications. We run family history conferences and give talks and workshops on how to research your ancestors.

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A Truly Memorable Experience

My mum and I had an absolutely wonderful time at the Ulster Historical Foundation's June 2016 family history conference! A great deal of planning obviously went into organizing... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Erin V
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

My mum and I had an absolutely wonderful time at the Ulster Historical Foundation's June 2016 family history conference! A great deal of planning obviously went into organizing the event, which ran like clockwork - and our historians / researchers were so helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They REALLY know their stuff and helped us find things in the archives that... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Just home from a fantastic September conference in Northern Ireland with the Ulster Historical Foundation. A great team who organised things seemingly effortlessly, who looked after us all and gave us heaps of information and time to spend researching at PRONI. I didn't spend as much time at PRONI as I shoulld have because I wanted to go on the... More 

Thank emtig
Rock Falls, United States
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great for genealogists and less interested spouses. The Foundation staff worked hard with the researchers to make the time at PRONI and Dublin record offices well worthwhile. Staff on the daily tours for those not researching provided excellent interesting historical commentary of the "sights". Great lunches and dinners arranged at various venues. Access to several private locations added to making... More 

Thank Andrew M
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Highly Recommended for genealogists and touring. Two of us Just completed the fall 2016 Family History Conference given by the Ulster History Foundation. It is an incredibly full and enriching program. The genealogy research portion provides excellent help and guidance in the modern and well outfitted PRONI. The accompanying daytime tours were superb, visiting sites from the prehistoric (Knowth) to... More 

Thank harpsncats
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I attended the June conference and had a wonderful experience. The staff was wonderful, help was abundant, locations were awe-inspiring, and my fellow researchers were a fun-loving, lively group from all over the world. I learned almost as much from talking with them as with the staff. I definitely would do it again.

Thank Judy D
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was one of the best organized events I have attended! The conference was fun, and I learned a lot about the people, history, and structure of not just Ulster, but all of Ireland. Logistically, the staff have it down. Everything works on time, and in a pleasant, helpful way. Presenters and staff are knowledgeable, and committed to helping everyone... More 

Thank Desertladypat
New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

If you're wondering whether to engage UHF's services or attend one of their conferences I can assure you that you'll experience absolute quality. I attended the June 2016 UHF conference and to sum it up - I attended a genealogy holiday. If you want to: meet like-minded people, have professional research assistance, eat really well, enjoy field trips that will... More 

Thank Diem6
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

This is a long established research service. They write books on the history that can be purchased there or through other sources. My clients have had very mixed reviews of their services and my experience with them has been less than stellar. There are a lot of researchers out there to chose from. While I think the school is helpful... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Attended their Belfast summer school and found it very helpful. Staff and invited speakers were cordial and informative. Staff remained with participants on days we spent at PRONI patiently guiding us through a maze of documents and microfilm.

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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

This is a very professional organization run by history experts. It publishes resources, has an excellent website and also will do research for you. It is a great resources for people doing genealogy of Ulster families, and the Scots-Irish. It also conducts week long classes/tour groups.

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