Saturday, 23 May 2015

Letters of 1916 Belfast launch at PRONI

An interesting event taking place at PRONI (www.proni.gov.uk) in Belfast on May 28th:

Letters of 1916 Belfast Launch
SFI Discover Community Engagement Event on Thursday 28th May 2015

EXPLORE life in Ireland a century ago
CONTRIBUTE to a crowdsourced history project
LEARN about how a digital archive is created
DISCOVER hidden stories of 1916

Bring in your family letters written between 1 November 1915 - 31 October 1916 to digitize and add to the Letters 1916 archive.

5.30 - 6.30 PM OPEN SESSION
LETTERS 1916 DIY MEET THE TEAM DEMO / TRANSCRIBE / DIGITISE

6.30 - 7.45 PM A YEAR IN THE LIFE:
A series of talks exploring life in Ireland a century ago highlighting letters from PRONI’S collection

Professor Susan Schreibman (Maynooth University)
Ian Montgomery (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)
Stephen Scarth (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)
Jason Burke (East Belfast & The Great War)

7.45 - 8.30 PM RECEPTION

To view more information please visit http://www.proni.gov.uk/l1916-sfi-belfast-v2-2.pdf

WHERE: PRONI
WHEN: Thursday 28th May 2015, 5.30pm to 9.00pm
Admission is FREE, Please contact PRONI to secure your place:

E: proni@dcalni.gov.uk
T: 028 90534800

PRONI is approximately 1½ miles from Belfast City Hall
By bus, please take the Metro 26 route

Chris

The latest British GENES podcast is available at http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/podcasts.html. For details on my latest book Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, and my other genealogy guide books, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

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