Friday 15 March 2013

St Patrick's weekend news and offers from UHF

The Ulster Historical Foundation has some news and special offers St.Patrick's weekend.

New records
The baptismal records of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Belfast from 1899 to 1929 are now available on AncestryIreland, adding more than 3,300 entries to the existing database of 2m+ genealogical records. Many of these baptismal entries also include details of the individual's later marriage.

Special offer on database access
From Sunday 17 March to Sunday 24 March inclusive, the cost of accessing individual records on AncestryIreland will be reduced by 50% for Guild members and 25% for non-members.

New publications
A recent addition to the BooksIreland catalogue is Gelvin: The Home Place, a local history of the rural Gelvin area, just north of Dungiven. It's just £5.00. And two books due for publication very soon are Handed Down - Country Fiddling and Dancing in County Down, and A Directory of Ulster Doctors. The latter is a reference work on doctors who qualified before 1901.

Book titles on special offer
The following books are available with discounts as shown:
  • Down: History and Guide – Was £14.99, now £7.00
  • Armagh and the Great War - Was £21.99, now £10.00
  • George Sigerson: Poet, Patriot, Scientist and Scholar - Was £16.99, now £10.00
  • The Corporal and the Celestials – Now £13.99, now £7.00
  • A Very Independent County: Parliamentary elections and politics in County Armagh, 1750-1800 - Was £24.99, now £15.00