Monday, 20 April 2015

Family history taster and archive exploration sessions at PRONI

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland ( is hosting an IT and Family History taster session at the end of this week, and has added new dates to its Explore the Archives programme at the archive:

Spring Online Event: IT and Family History Taster Session
When: Friday 24 April 2015, 10.00-12.00
Where: PRONI

Spring Online Week will run from 20 April to 24 April 2015 to help and inspire people achieve a lasting use of the internet. Go ON NI’s programme of events are free and will take place in PRONI on Friday 24 April.

The event will include an IT taster session to help you go online for the first time, to improve your digital skills or help you search the internet for information and services. The taster session will be followed by a tour of PRONI's research areas and a workshop on online sources for family history.

Explore the Archives – Practical Workshops at PRONI – New Dates!
Once you’ve collected some information about your ancestors, why not come along to one of PRONI’s practical workshops where you will get a hands-on introduction to searching archives on the internet; and searching, ordering and using original documents held at PRONI.

The practical workshops consist of 2 sections the first being an introduction to Archives Online, 2pm and the second being an introduction to Using the Documents (searching for, ordering and viewing original documents), 3pm.

New dates added are the 13th May and 17th June. Please contact PRONI to secure your place on a session!

For both events contact PRONI to reserve a place - see

(With thanks to the PRONI Express)


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