Northern Ireland records on video
"To help you start exploring your genealogy, PRONI ran a ten-week lecture series, exploring some of the key archival sources you can use to trace your family history."PRONI has a great YouTube channel, and the archives hold some very rare and valuable material.
It's a great resource if you have family links to Northern Ireland, and covers :
- Getting started
- Street Directories
- Church Records
- Education Records
- Workhouse records
- Valuation Records
- Landed Estates
- Court, Prison records
- How to use the General Register Office
Northern Ireland family can be very hard to find, and often you need a trip to Ireland to do any in depth research. We went back to where my family came from a couple of years ago. At Ballymoney I found out that the family was involved in the linen trade in the area, certainly something I would not have known otherwise. Below is a picture of an 1820 loom used during the 18th and 19th centuries to produce rolls of linen. I cannot image what it must have been like, and no wonder my G Grandfather became a barber in Belfast in 1876!
PRONI's You Tube channel link is here. I recommend you spend some time viewing the videos for help and inspiration, but be prepared you will get the travel bug!!