PRONI launches a YouTube channel

clip_image002It’s all happening at once, first I learn about The Family History Show vodcast (see previous posting) and then I hear that the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) are launching a YouTube channel.

The channel is offering a series of lectures which are being presented in conjunction with the Open University Ireland. The first lecture is entitled “What is Irish Local History?” and the second is “Poverty”.

Sounds interesting and having them on You Tube is great for us who can’t get to PRONI to hear the original talks. Dr Janice Holmes has started a blog to accompany the lecture series.

The sound is a little tinny, but hey nothing to complain about when we have the luxury of top speakers talking to us in the comfort of our own homes!!

New PRONI opened

clip_image002I see the new Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is opened, ahead of schedule. To celebrate they have added 53,000 new names to their online name search facility and their collection of wedding and family photographs have been put onto Flickr picture sharing website.

Must spend some time today seeing if my Pottinger family are amongst the new additions.


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