Friday 7 March 2014

More genealogy events for Creativity Month in NI

A couple of days ago I listed the events taking place at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) as part of Creativity Month 2014. These are not the only events likely to be of interest to Irish genealogists, however. There is also a series of workshops/lectures taking place at public libraries in Northern Ireland, with some very well-known names presenting.

Each of the events is free to attend, but you must book by phone to each venue to secure your place. Here are the details.

Why can't you find your ancestors even though they're there?
Three workshops with genealogist and author John Grenham. Booking essential.

Wednesday 12 March: Belfast Central Library, 12:30pm–2:30pm. Booking: 028 9050 9150
Wednesday 19 March: Armagh Local Studies Library, 12:30pm–2:30pm. Booking: 028 3752 7851
Friday 28 March: Enniskillen Library, 12:30pm–2:30pm. Booking: 028 6632 2886

Women in the Irish Census of 1911: How much has changed in 100 years?
Two talks by Catriona Crowe of the National Archives of Ireland. Booking essential.

Friday 14 March: Ballymena Central Library, 1:30pm–2:30pm. Booking: 028 2563 3950
Friday 21 March: Newry City Library, 12:45pm–2:30pm. Booking: 028 3026 4683

The Great Parchment Book
A talk by Edward Montgomery, The Honourable The Irish Society. Booking essential.

Wednesday 26 March: Limavady Library, 12:30pm–2:30pm. Booking: 028 7776 2540

(Creativity Month 2014 is showcasing the work of a diverse range of organisations, across government, business, education and the community and voluntary sectors, who are developing creative and innovative solutions to societal challenges. Around 150 events will be held this month as part of the initiative. Download the full programme here.)