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Connecting People and Place: Exploring Your Ulster Roots
Sat, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM BST
More and more people would like to know how to trace their ancestors or to learn more about the history of their community. The study of history for personal research is a hugely enjoyable, rewarding, sociable and life-enhancing pastime. This event is aimed at anyone interested in finding out more about their ancestors or the local area where they live. It is free of charge and open to everyone irrespective of skills or experience – novice and more experienced researchers alike are welcome.
Family and local history go together like hand in glove. Many of the sources used and the research techniques employed for studying family and local history are the same, and an interest in one commonly leads to a growing involvement in the other. And the story of our families is embedded in the local community in which they lived, worked, loved and died.
The presentations will focus on historical sources which are becoming easier to access, especially through their increasing availability on the internet, as well as introducing beginners to the more substantial collections held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and other local archives.
Using a wide variety of interesting sample records and drawing on valuable case studies, the presenters will demonstrate just what can be achieved using archival sources. Moreover it will be an ideal opportunity to get to know the Record Office through guided tours of PRONI which will be provided, in addition to having access to the extensive knowledge and resources of local experts who will be on hand to offer advice and share information.
The event is free to attend and light refreshments and lunch will be provided on the day. However registration is essential, individuals must register in advance of the event.
To register please contact the Ulster Historical Foundation on:
Tel: 028 9066 1988 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ulster Historical Foundation
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Federation for Ulster Local Studies
North of Ireland Family History Society
This programme has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund via its ‘Celebrate’ stream.