Genealogy Talks, Tours & Workshops

10 November 2011

A new exhibition by Mid-Antrim Museums Service opens on Thursday 10th November at Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid, Ballymena. Exploring Your Roots looks at how museums can be a unique resource for those seeking to find out more about their family history.


Mid-Antrim Museums Service is offering a series of talks, workshops and site visits to help you discover your past;

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

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

Tuesday 15th Nov: Researching Farming Families a talk by Dr. William Roulston. Time: 19.00-20.00, Location: The Braid, Ballymena

Thursday 24th Nov: 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. Time: 18.30-20.30, Location: Ballymena Central Library, Pat's Brae

Tuesday 29th Nov: Townlands & Placenames a talk by Dr. Kay Muhr. Time: 19.00-20.00 Location: The Braid, Ballymena

Thursday 1st Dec: 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. Time: 18.30-20.30, Location: Ballymena Central Library, Pat's Brae

Tuesday 6th Dec: Presentation on the work of the Ballymena Family History society, including a practical workshop by Brian O’Hara, Time: 19.00-20.00, Location: The Braid, Ballymena

All events are free of charge.  If you would like further information please ring Shirin on 028 2563 5977 or email

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