Using Church Records for Family and Local History – First Steps

Exploring Your Archives in Depth:
Practical Workshops in Family and Local History

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has announced an upcoming series of five workshops 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.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 at 1 pm
Dr. Annaleigh Margey (Dundalk Institute of Technology):
The 1641 Depositions -  an early source for local history (and beyond)

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 at 1 pm
Valerie Adams (Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland):
Using church records for family and local history - first steps

Wednesday, 5th February 2014 at 1 pm
Alistair Butler (General Register Office Northern Ireland):
Family trees - how GRONI can help them grow

Wednesday, 12th February 2014 at 1 pm
Drew Ferris (Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland):
Maps from Snaps -  archive mapping and aerial photography for local and family history

Wednesday, 19th February 2014 at 1 pm
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, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast BT3 9HQ.

COST: Admission is FREE but booking is essential. Please contact PRONI at to book your place.

Go to the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland website