Thursday, 10 November 2011

Ballymena talks and workshops

TO COMPLEMENT a new exhibition, Exploring Your Roots , Mid-Antrim Museum is offering a series FREE talks and workshops to help you uncover your family tree.

For more information visit our website or contact Shirin Murphy tel: 028 25635977 email:

November 10: Unlocking PRONI. This talk by Dr. Ann McVeigh will show you how the Public Record Office can help trace your family tree. 14.00-15.00 The Braid, Ballymena.

November 12: Local Ancestors: Tour of the Old Churchyard, Ballymena. This session will also include a ‘behind the scenes’ private tour of Mid-Antrim museum. 10.30-12.30, The Braid, Ballymena.

November 15: Researching Farming Families a talk by Dr. William Roulston. 19.00-20.00, The Braid, Ballymena.

November 24: Family history on the web. Mary Bradley from the Local Studies library looks at on-line resources as well as exploring the library’s rich collection of resources. 18.30-20.30, Ballymena Central library, Linenhall St.

November 29: Townlands & Placenames a talk by Dr. Kay Muhr. 19.00-20.00, The Braid, Ballymena

December 1: Introducing the Dippam website – a practical session on the online archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland and Irish emigration by Dr. Paddy Fitzgerald. 18.30-20.30, Ballymena Central library, Linenhall St.

December 6: Presentation on the work of the Ballymena Family History society, including a practical workshop by Brian O’Hara, 19.00-20.00, The Braid, Ballymena.

Exploring Your Roots opens on Thursday, November 10 at Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid, and will be on display until January 6. The exhibition looks at how museums can be a unique resource for those seeking to find out more about their family history.

Admission to the exhibition is free.


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