Wednesday, 11 December 2013

PRONI workshops in 2014 - Exploring Archives

More news from PRONI in Belfast (

Exploring Archives in Depth: Practical Workshops in Family and Local History
January to February 2014

PRONI is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop series on archival sources for family and local history. Many of these sources are now accessible online, and five respected specialists will illustrate their historical context and use. These workshops shall provide an excellent opportunity to gain insider knowledge on often-overlooked archives, so come along to discover more about the world of your ancestors.

22nd January
Dr. Annaleigh Margey (Dundalk Institute of Technology): The 1641 Depositions: An Early Source for Local History (and Beyond)

29th January
Valerie Adams (Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland): Using Church Records for Family and Local History- First Steps

5th February
Alistair Butler (General Register Office, Northern Ireland): Family trees- How GRONI can help them grow

12th February
Drew Ferris (Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland): "Maps from Snaps": Archive Mapping and Aerial Photography for Local and Family History

19th February
Dr. Bill McAfee (Private researcher): Understanding an Ancestor's Neighbourhood-The Griffith's Valuation Books, Maps, and Revision Books

WHERE: All workshops will be held at PRONI
WHEN: Wednesdays from 1pm
HOW MUCH: Admission is FREE but booking is essential. Please contact PRONI at to book your place.

(With thanks to Garth Stewart)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at

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