above, left Brian Trainor, right, William Roulston
William Roulston and Brian Trainor, two of the most talented researchers in the field of Irish family history, rolled into Oxford, Mississippi, on 6 October and gave a well attended seminar the next day. William and Brian are very good at what they do and some participants drove many miles from neighboring states to have an opportunity to hear them. This was the next to last stop on an eight stop speaking tour that started in Connecticut and ended in Georgia. They logged well over a thousand miles of driving on the tour which included seminars in Texas and Indiana.
The seminar was organized by Tom Lilly, whose ancestors are from Ulster and are of Huguenot origins. The Lilly family left Ulster and settled in Chester County, South Carolina, in 1798.
below, William and Brian with Tom and Connie Lilly
William and Brian went to the famous Oxford Square and enjoyed the local ales of Lazy Magnolia Brewery, a Mississippi brewery, at the local Proud Larry's Pub. Tom and Connie Lilly and Barry and Debi McCain joined William and Brian at Boure restaurant, just off the Square in Oxford, and coffee and desert were enjoyed at the Lilly's home later in the evening.
Congratulations go out to Brian Trainor and William Roulston for another very successful American tour.