Family History Conferences 2016
We are pleased to advise that the website for our June 2016 family history conference is now LIVE! We trust that the combination of research opportunities, with the Foundation’s experienced genealogists on hand to provide guidance and assistance, and an extensive touring programme to many historic sites will again prove popular.
For more information on our June 2016 family history conference please visit: http://www.ancestryireland.com/family-history-conference/summer-2016/
Men and Arms: The Ulster Settlers, c.1630
The bestselling volume in the critically R.J. Hunter Collection is now back in print and available to purchase on Booksireland at £19.99.
Men and Arms is essentially the first census of English and Scottish settlers in the nine counties of Ulster in the early seventeenth century. The edition includes extensive additional information on the settlers drawn from a variety of contemporary sources.
Also back in stock is William E. Hogg’s, Threads: From an Irish Backcloth (£9.99)
Following on from the success of Mrs. Nettlebed’s Year, Foundation Trustee Dr Sam Burnside has recently completed the second volume in this series for children, Mrs. Nettlebed and the Woodlander. An enchanting story and an ideal Christmas gift for the younger folk in your family.
Other recently acquired titles which we hope will be of interest are:
The Country Rhymes of Hugh Porter: The Bard of Moneyslane c. 1780 (£5.99)
The Country Rhymes of Samuel Thompson: The Bard of Carngranny 1766-1816 (£5.99)
Country Rhymes of James Orr: The Bard of Ballycarry 1770-1816 (£5.99)
Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Somme: A Guide for Family Historians (£12.99)
Wills of our Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians (£12.99)
All available from www.booksireland.org.uk
We are running a FREE lunchtime talk in association with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) next month.
Tina Beaird and Debra Dudek from Illinois, USA will be speaking on: All routes led to Chicago: Irish railroad workers and canal builders in the nineteenth century on Monday 16th November at 1pm in PRONI.
Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Debra specializes in British genealogy and technology topics. She is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Tina Beaird is the Genealogy/Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, Illinois. Tina uses her master’s degree in archiving and preservation to lecture on topics including genealogical research, archival preservation, and Illinois history at national, state and local conferences. She has provided professional research assistance for more than a decade and has been researching her family’s history for over twenty years.
To book your free place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: (+44) 028 90 534800
In the Footsteps of St Patrick, a travelling exhibition, will be launched in Down County Museum on Wednesday 11 November at 7.30pm. For further details please contact the museum on 028 4461 5218.