Thursday 20 February 2020

PRONI & WFA to host After the Conflict conference

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Western Front Association will co-host an afternoon conference in April called After the Conflict: Pension Records for Post 1914 Families and Survivors.

In the years after the First World War, and the post-1916 conflict in Ireland, those who had been injured and their families looked for support from the British and Irish governments. Records relating to these pension claims are now being made available online.

As well as providing an important resource for family history researchers these records provide an insight into social conditions in the first half and the twentieth century.

The speakers will include:

  • Bruno Longmore (Head of Archive Depositor Liaison, National Records of Scotland) on the records of the Scottish WW1 Pension Appeals Tribunal, 1919-1932.
  • Cécile Gordon (Senior Archivist, Military Archives, Dublin) on the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection Project
  • Dr Tom Thorpe (PR/Media Officer, Western Front Association) on the WFA’s Pensions records project.


Date and time: Thursday 23 April, 2pm to 4:30pm. 
Venue:  PRONI, 2 Titanic Blvd, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ
Cost: Free, but need to book a place via eventbrite.*
All welcome

*Book immediately if this is an event you want to attend. It will be fully booked in no time!