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Fintan Mullen


   Fintan Mullan has been Executive Director of Ulster Historical Foundation since 2001. With IT partners BRS Systems he pioneered the online births, deaths and marriages online record system for Antrim and Down, which led to RootsIreland, the Irish Family History Foundation’s unique database with over 20 million Irish historical records, making it the most useful online resource for Irish research. He has ensured the Foundation has been at the forefront of digital database developments for Irish genealogy. Fintan’s publishing experience is extensive, since 2001 he has managed the production of over 120 individual and diverse publications including the perennial favourite Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors. He is a non-executive director of the Irish Family History Foundation; sits on the board of, and is a member of the management committee of the Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR), and is a former member of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Readers Forum. He is a regular speaker on the North American circuit; having presented Irish and Scot-Irish programmes in most of the lower 48 states since 2001, and was one of the Northern Ireland presenters at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival July 2007. He has also spoken in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He was educated at Queen’s University Belfast, where obtained a bachelor’s degree in Irish Politics and Philosophy, and a master’s degree in Organisation and Management.

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