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
Getting started with research
Place-names and surnames
Civil records of births, deaths and marriages
Valuation records – Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Valuation
Valuation revision books
Landed estate papers
Wills and testamentary papers
Printed sources – directories, newspapers, etc
Visit to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland