Friday, 3 May 2013

Records from 1982 added to CAIN site

The Northern Irish based Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) project has now added files from 1982 - "there are 61 in total from the 1982 releases, primarily relating to political developments, the establishment of the NI Assembly, De Lorean and Harland & Wolff".

CAIN is a joint venture between the University of Ulster and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. The full story is at - the project itself is accessible at


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers, starts May 15th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!


  1. Hello. Just discovered you from retweet. Have Irish /Scottish name and ancestry.
    Gilliland (Mac Giolla Fhaolain – or servant of St. Fillan - Gilfillan).
    Earlier traced via Convoy (and Clonmel where they had tenants before WW1), Donegal back to one Willy Gilliland (subject of ballad by Sir Samuel Fergusson) Scottish Covenanter rebel fled after Bothwell Brig defeat to Antrim hills. Interested in buying one of your books to trace back but given transfer where to start?

  2. On the Irish side, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet might help - see top left of the blog for a link to the site selling it, which has a preview also. There's a Covenanters index on which might also help.