Trace your family tree history talk
TRACING your Family History The success of programmes such as ‘Who do you think you are?’ and the popularity of websites devoted to family history confirm what we have always suspected: we desperately want to find that missing link which connects us with royalty, or celebrity, or notoriety.
Maybe tracing family history has something to do with the simple thrill of discovery; identifying a name, a place, a document which was there all the time but which we did not know about until luck kicked in.
The canny researcher who wishes to avoid endless wasted hours, and reams of useless photocopies, listens carefully to the experts.
One such expert is Dr Valerie Adams, for many years a senior member of staff in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). She is the guest speaker at the March meeting of the Stewartstown Local History Society. The group meets in the Crieve Centre, Stewartstown, and is not confined to natives of the town, parish, or district; nor is there any need to sign up for membership, since guests can enjoy the lecture for a mere £2, payable at the door to treasure James Glendinning.
If you are curious about family history and wish to learn the successful ways to trace those shadowy forebears, then come along to the Crieve Centre on Monday 26 March for 8.00 pm. And bring a friend.
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