29 September 2011

PRONI ISSUES CALL TO EXPLORE LOCAL HISTORY

     The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Open University Ireland have teamed together to offer a free public lecture series on Irish local history at PRONI's new headquarters in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. The lectures will take place on the last Thursday of each month, beginning today, September 29th, at 6:30 p.m. For more information:
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news-dcal-220911-call-to-explore
     Family research must involve local history research. Not only does the knowledge of the history of the locality and of the times in which our ancestors lived help our genealogy research, it provides us with a clearer snapshot of our ancestors' lives.