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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Exploring the Londonderry Family Papers: PRONI

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is to hold a workshop on Thursday 14 November called Mount Stewart and the Wider World: Exploring the Londonderry Family Papers.

The papers of the Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry, are a major resource for the study of local and international history. From their home at Mount Stewart, members of the family have played major roles in the history of Ireland, the UK and Europe from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. They were also major landowners in counties Antrim, Down and Donegal and in the North East of England.

The Londonderry Papers held in PRONI were brought into public ownership in April this year (see Irish Genealogy News blogpost) and this workshop is intended to highlight the potential of the collection for family and local historians, academics, authors and film makers.

The speakers will be: Ian Montgomery on the Londonderry Papers in PRONI, Liz Bregazzi on the Londonderry Papers in Durham Record Office, Frances Bailey on Mount Stewart and the National Trust, Anne Casement on Researching the Family and Brian Henry Martin on Using the Archive for Television.

Admission is free and booking is essential.

Workshop times: 1:30–4:30pm.