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Newsletter – 26 June 2014

Last Friday we attended the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)’s user meeting. This meeting which occurs four times a year is an opportunity to hear about the events and projects that PRONI and the various user organisations and individuals are involved in as well as creating opportunities for future partnerships.

Speaking of PRONI, the Public Record Office will be open on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September for the European Heritage Open weekend and on the Saturday they will be running a full document service so those of you who are not able to visit on their usual working days of Monday to Friday will be able to access the records that day!
PRONI have recently acquired records from Blackstaff Mill (Springfield Rd, Belfast) which also includes records of mills in Doagh & Lurgan. These have still to be catalogued.

The records from the Derry-Londonderry War Memorial register have been digitised and are available at;

PRONI have also begun digitising school grant-aid applications. These applications were usually for the salary of an assistant teacher or to improve the condition of the school building. They are very useful if you had a teacher in your family but are also important in building up a picture of your ancestor’s time at school as they describe the school in detail. These will be added to their website in due course.


New Publication


The Hamiltons of Barons Court

Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court

Thanks to the many of you who have placed orders for Dr William Roulston’s extensive and compelling history of the Hamilton family. The good news is that the wait is almost over as we are confident that the books will arrive by the end of next week.


Sizzling Summer Book Offers – Another One !

Artist and Aristocrat: The Life and Work of Lady Mabel Annesley (rrp £16.99) and An Admiral’s Eye View: Sketches of Ireland by Lord Mark Kerr (£16.99)- buy them both for only £15.00 !

For this offer along with the offers from previous weeks, please visit our online bookstore at;


Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

PRONI – Belfast

  • July 9th 2014 – PRONI is pleased to invite you to the launch of the exhibition: “John Hewitt – Home Words”.

To reserve your place, or for more information; Email: or; Telephone: (028)9053480

Who do you think you are?

Our Research Officer, Gillian Hunt will be at ‘Who Do You Think You Are Live’ at Glasgow SECC this year. The event runs from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August 2014.

Gillian will be there on both the Friday & the Saturday so if you are going, please come by our stand and say hello! She will have a range of materials with her and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Irish family history.

For more information please visit:


For all our Pay-Per-View Members

Did you know that by joining the Ulster Historical Foundation you will gain access to our member only databases and also receive discounts on credits bought and used to search our BDM’s online? For further details visit

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