Community notice: Irish and Scots genealogy tour of NZ

Australia & New Zealand Lecture Tour, May – June 2017


Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years.

Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Foundation during their forthcoming Australia & New Zealand lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.

Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops.

Fuller contact details with additional information can be found at:




Sunday, 21 May – Dunedin, NZ (10:00am–5:00pm)

Location: Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, 9058, New Zealand

Entrance is through library car park.

Host: Dunedin Branch, New Zealand Society Of Genealogists


Tel.: 03 473 8503

Contact Address: PO Box 5634, Moray Place, Dunedin 9016

Main Contact: Robyn Thorburn

Other information: £20 per person. Refreshments are included, but you must bring your own lunch.




Tuesday, 23 May – Wanaka, NZ (1:00pm–5:00pm)

Location: Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka

Host: The Wanaka Genealogy Group


Direct to booking form:

Other information: Cost $20 per person (everyone welcome)

Tel./e-mail: 021 266 6975 or

Main Contact: Louise Primrose






Saturday, 3 June, NZGS Auckland, NZ (9:00am–6:00pm)

Location: Alexandra Park, Greenlane West, Auckland

Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists


Online registration:



Main Contact: Vivienne Parker




Sunday, 4 June, Auckland, NZ (evening lecture 7:00pm – 9:00pm)

Location: 18 Airpark Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

Host: Loyal Orange Institution of New Zealand





With sixty years’ experience of serving Irish people everywhere, let the Ulster Historical Foundation help you discover your family’s story.


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