Thursday, 29 August 2013

Research at PRONI and in Northern Ireland

If you were inspired by last night's edition of Who Do You Think You Are, featuring Nick Hewer, check out my recent blog post at which contains a guide on how to get started with research at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (

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 - 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 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, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

1 comment:

  1. Agree with everything in the video - haven't put it down since I got it!