- http://applications.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_ProniNames/SearchPage.aspx (name search)
- http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/SearchPage.aspx (search catalogue)
- http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/BrowseSearchPage.aspx (browse catalogue)
Friday, November 7, 2014
Just some miscellaneous items of interest for you while I'm working on the 3rd
, article: Somerset County,
1. From The
November newsletter: Ulster
For anyone interested in Scots-Irish families and DNA analysis,
check out Barry McCain's blog
and the Scots-Irish DNA Project website:
Over 500 families are currently participating in the project.
Those of you whose ancestors were Highland Scots or Redshanks
will find it particularly interesting.
2. I also now own (thanks to my brother!) the following book: Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800 by William Roulston. As you know, researching Scots-Irish records is quite a challenge because there are very few records and most are only available through PRONI (see below), but this book promises to make great strides in aiding our research (thanks Bill!).
3. Of course, what we really need is for the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) to allow the microfilmers in to copy their voluminous archives! Very few records are available online, but at least the electronic "card catalogue" is now available and will hopefully make searching out our Scots-Irish ancestors just a little easier:
Except for the name search, I can't say that it looks super user-friendly (, but if any of you have luck with a search, let me know!
If any of the online addresses in this article don’t come across as "hot links,” you will have to cut and paste them into your search engine’s Search Box.
Hope you are all having a lovely Autumn, wherever you are! - donna
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org My love of genealogy started when I was a child. I remember spending hours looking through my parents' bottom dresser drawer filled with old family photos. Dad would come in and sit down on the floor with me. He would tell me of the people and places, stories of his childhood in New Braunfels, Texas, and memories of his parents and grandparents. I felt so close to these people, and this naturally flowed into a love of genealogy in later years. Thanks Dad!