Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Plantation Families talks event in Belfast

From PRONI in Belfast (www.proni.gov.uk):

“Plantation Families – People, Records and Resources”
A Family and Local History Event on the Plantation of Ulster

Friday 27th September – Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

This event is aimed at anyone interested in the Ulster Plantation of the early seventeenth century, a period of critical importance in the shaping of modern Ulster and Ireland. The event will be held on consecutive days, in Belfast (PRONI – Friday 27th September) and then in Derry-Londonderry (Saturday 28th September).

The presentations in PRONI will focus on the Plantation in Belfast and east Ulster. The event will be chaired by Dr Sam Burnside and a host of renowned experts on the Plantation will speak at this one-off event, held in tribute to the life and work of R.J. (Bob) Hunter.

When: Friday 27th September, 9.30am – 4pm
Where: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast – www.proni.gov.uk

The event is free to attend and light refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days.

Registration is essential - to register please contact Tim Smyth at the Ulster Historical Foundation on 02890 661988 or enquiry@uhf.org.uk

For more info please see the event flyer - http://www.therjhuntercollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Hunter-event-flyer.pdf

(With thanks to Gavin McMahon)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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