Irish Genealogical Conference

Speakers' Biographical Details

Fintan Mullan

Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. He has extensive experience in Irish family history research and is a regular international speaker on Irish genealogy, having spoken in Ireland, Britain, Australasia, Canada and most of the lower 48 states of the USA. He has managed the production of over 150 Irish history and genealogy titles, including the perennial favourite, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors.  He helped to pioneer, the unique database with over 22 million Irish historical records. He is a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation.

Gillian Hunt

Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and is responsible for the management of the Foundation's many genealogical activities.  Gillian carries out research for clients and is a hugely experienced user of the General Register Office and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. She regularly teaches courses in Northern Ireland and gives talks on family history in the rest of the UK and Ireland, the USA, Canada and Australasia. Gillian has been co-presenting our annual North American lecture tours since 2013.

Seán Brosnahan

Seán Brosnahan is a New Zealand historian of Irish extraction whose work has focussed on Irish migration and settlement in southern New Zealand.  

Rory Sweetman

Dr Rory Sweetman is a Kildare-born New Zealander who holds history degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University. He has published extensively on aspects of the Irish abroad.


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