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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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Join today and become part of a growing community of like-minded family historians, and strengthen connections to the land of your ancestors.

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