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We are a non-profit organisation, founded in 1956, dedicated to helping individuals, groups, educators and global diasporas gain a deeper understanding of the rich history of Ulster and its families.

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Whether you are a seasoned family historian struggling finding a particularly frustrating 'piece of your puzzle', or if you are just starting your genealogical journey and want to know 'how best to start', the different resources and services available on our website are there to help!

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The Townland Atlas of Ulster

The Townland Atlas of Ulster, a new publication from Ulster Historical Foundation, will provide an invaluable guide to the newcomer to the townland system as well as opening up the world of seventeenth-century records to the serious researcher.

The book will explain the relevance of each different land division and what records were kept at each level as well as charting the evolution of parish boundaries from the 17th century.

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Online Genealogy Courses

"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 show you the things that make Ireland amazing, meet new friends from around the world and enhance your own genealogy knowledge - this is a high quality conference you won't be sorry you spent money on! On top of all that the staff at UHF are friendly, know their stuff, well organised and prepared to accommodate your last minute change (if they can). My only complaint is that it ended! But, I've already decided that I'm going to attend another one in a few years time. Yes, it's that good!"
Davina Hughes – Waipa, New Zealand