Early Christmas gift from PRONI

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has made available an historical maps viewer. One can find sites, buildings and landmarks of historical interest in the six counties of present-day Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone.



Today was another day of special experiences! Those of us on the IGSI tour of Ireland had the option to spend the afternoon researching at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in Belfast.


Researching in Ireland

With thanks to the unknown author of the IGSI handout from the Irish Fair in St Paul, here are tips for “Discovering Your Irish Family History” through research in Ireland:


Upcoming Online Irish Resources

Here is John Grenham’s “Irish Roots” column reprinted from the November 4 edition of the Irish Times, in which he reports on anticipated upgrades to various Irish resources:

“The Irish Genealogical Research Society (irishancestors.ie) has just brought out a very handy “research update” bringing together all the promises of future online records made at the […]

PRONI’s Online Valuation Revision Books

From Ancestry Ireland newsletter (May 16): New Online Resource

PRONI has recently launched its online valuation revision books. These books cover the period from the Griffith’s Valuation (1850s and 1860s) to the 1930s, so are a useful substitute for the destroyed nineteenth century census records. They show changes in occupancy which may help suggest dates […]

Irish Genealogy Seminar in Phoenix, AZ

Calling All Irish! Trace Your Roots To The Emerald Isle Phoenix, AZ – A seminar on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy will be held both on March 17, 2013 (appropriately St. Patrick‚Äôs Day) and Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. Hosted by the McClelland Irish […]