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Family, home and place.

A four week get-together on gaining some tools and resources for researching your family and local history with a visit to the Public Records Office.

Mon, 24 February
7.30PM - 9.30PM

Adm: FREE

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A four  week get-together on gaining some tools and resources for researching your family and local history with a visit to the Public Records Office. 

Dr William Roulston is Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. He holds a PhD in Archaeology from Queen's University Belfast.

He has written a number of books, including Fermanagh: History and Society (edited with Eileen Murphy, Dublin, 2004), Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors (Belfast, 2005), Restoration Strabane, 1660-1714 (Dublin, 2007), Three centuries of life in a Tyrone parish: a history of Donagheady from 1600 to 1900 (Strabane, 2010) and Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court (Belfast, 2014).

Dr William Roulston is a Member of Council of both the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland and the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Facilitated  by Dr William Roulston, Research Director, Ulster Historical Foundation

The Gateway, Antrim Lough Shore Park, Lough Rd., Antrim.

Beginning 24th Feb 2020 @ 7.30

Free event – come along on the night

Outline of course in Antrim on resources for research
 
Week 1
Getting started with research
Place-names and surnames
Maps
Archives
Census returns
 
Week 2
Civil records of births, deaths and marriages
Church records
Valuation records – Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Valuation
Valuation revision books
 
Week 3
Landed estate papers
Wills and testamentary papers
School records,
Printed sources – directories, newspapers, etc
 
Week 4
Visit to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
 

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