We are pleased to advise that The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and the West of Scotland has been added to our online bookstore (www.booksireland.org.uk). This beautifully produced hardback anthology is published by Irish Pages and aimed at the general reader in English as well as in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots.
We have now received our stock of Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court. For the many of you who placed orders in advance of publication, you will soon receive your copy. Dr William Roulston’s lavish and extensive history of this great Ulster family is available on our website www.booksireland.org.uk for £30.00.
While stocks allow, we hope you might avail of these new special offers:
- Primate Robinson 1709-94: ‘A very tough incumbent in fine preservation’, was £9.99 now just £5.00
- Who Fears to Speak of ’98: Commemoration and the continuing impact of the United Irishmen, was £6.99 now just £3.00
- The Struggle for Shared Schools in Northern Ireland: The History of all Children Together, was £13.99 now just £5.00
- Merchants in Plenty: Joseph Smyth’s Belfast Directories of 1807 and 1808, was £6.99 now just £3.00
We would also like to draw your attention to a number of great publications which have been added to our site that you may have missed. We only have a limited number of the following books so take advantage while you can!
- The Irish Conservative Party 1852-1868: Land, Politics and Religion for only £9.99
- Patrick McAlister: Bishop of Down & Connor 1886-95 for only £9.99
- Sir Richard Musgrave, 1746-1818 for only £9.99
- Connemara: Legend and Landscape for only £3.00
- Joe Holmes: Here I am amongst you for only £9.00
- O‘Neills Own Country: A History of the Ballinderry Valley for only £5.00
We are very much looking forward to our Ulster History and Genealogy Autumn School in September (www.ancestryireland.com/
Our Research Library is located at our offices at 49 Malone Road in Belfast and is open to visitors (free for guild members, small daily fee for non-members). Our collection focuses on family and local history as well as emigration. We would welcome donations of books on these topics and are particularly keen to add to our collection of local history books as well as journals of local historical societies. You can search our library collection on our website www.ancestryireland.com/
New online genealogical resources
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) now has its own YouTube Channel where it posts videos of talks and conferences: www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_
The Representative Church Body Library in Dublin has just released a list of the Church of Ireland parish registers and where they are held. This resource is now complete for the Republic of Ireland and the RCB Library is working with PRONI to finish the list for Northern Ireland. This is available through the RCB Library website http://ireland.anglican.org/
Finally the General Register Office of Ireland has put their birth, marriage and death indexes online from 1864 to 1921 for the whole of Ireland (from 1845 for non-Catholic marriages) and from 1922 to 2013 for the Republic of Ireland www.irishgenealogy.ie. Only the indexes are currently available through this government website but it should be noted that our sister site www.rootsireland.ie holds many civil and church records for almost all counties of Ireland.