The articles also contains a video interview and tour with Stephen Scarth of the facility, who kindly showed me around the search room last year the day before it officially opened, also presented here:
If you are only starting off with your Irish research, you can also check out my new book Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet - here's a bit of blurb on what to expect from that!
Don't forget the North of Ireland Family History Society also at www.nifhs.org - it's planning a big Open Day and Book Sale at its Research Centre and Library in Newtownabbey on Saturday 31st August from 10.30am to 4.30pm (see the site for details). The society also has many unique offerings for members on its website, as well as look up services, which can help with research.
As my auld ma' once said - we'll soon get ye learned!
Finally, if you missed the programme and live in the UK, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b039f83p/Who_Do_You_Think_You_Are_Series_10_Nick_Hewer/ to catch up!)
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...!