PRONI is delighted to host 'Exploring Your Roots', a family history exhibition on temporary loan ...
PRONI is delighted to host 'Exploring Your Roots', a family history exhibition on temporary loan from Mid-Antrim Museums Service. The exhibition aims to show how objects found in museums, at PRONI and even in our own homes can teach us about the world in which our ancestors lived.
Rate books, burial records and business ledgers can contain useful information such as the names of those who owned land or worked in a particular industry. Family photographs, often contained in faded albums, capture a moment in time and can be explored to show how people lived and worked in earlier times. Photographs, maps, documents and artefacts held by museums help to place our ancestors in their day-to-day world.
The exhibition will be formally welcomed to PRONI on Tuesday 19th February at 1pm with an hour of short talks, including an introduction to the exhibition from Jayne Clarke of Mid-Antrim Museums Service and Dr. William Roulston, Ulster Historical Foundation. This will be followed by an introduction to family history sources at PRONI by Dr. Glynn Kelso of PRONI.
The launch is free to attend and open to all.
The exhibition runs from 8 February -15 March, 9am - 4.45 pm (8.45pm Thursdays)
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