Monday 21 October 2013

Newry Family History Fair: Saturday 26 October

Newry City Library will be holding a Family History Fair this Saturday, 26 October between 10.00am and 4.00pm. It's free to attend, and there will be plenty of knowledgeable genealogists there offering advice and guidance to family historians of all levels, especially beginners.

Exhibitors include the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Historical Foundation, the Somme Heritage Centre, Northern Ireland Screen, ULTACH, Newry and Mourne Museum, Genealogical Society of Ireland, Irish Jewish Genealogical Society, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, local history societies and local family history organisations.

There will also be two free talks taking place at the event. (You need to book for the talks, see below):

10.00am –12.30pm: NIPR: Putting the Past in Print. A practical seminar on publishing local history. Speakers: Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, and Jack Johnston from the Ulster Local History Trust.

2.00pm : Families, Friends and Neighbours: how to find your family and the people they lived with using a range of sources. Speaker: Dr Janice Holmes, Lecturer in History, The Open University.

To book, contact Lilian Russell on +44 (0)28 3026 4683.

Venue: Newry City Library, 79 Hill Street, Newry, County Down BT34 1DG.