Monday, December 26, 2011

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

The first collection of PRONI images to be made available on Flickr are wedding and family group portraits taken by the Allison Photographic Studios, Armagh, between circa 1900 and 1955.

Also Home Rule
Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant

Being convinced in our consciences that Home Rule would be disastrous to the material well-being of Ulster as well as of the whole of Ireland, subversive of our civil and religious freedom, destructive of our citizenship and perilous to the unity of the Empire, we, whose names are underwritten, men of Ulster, loyal subjects of his Gracious Majesty King George V, humbly relying on the God whom our fathers in days of stress and trial confidently trusted, do hereby pledge ourselves in solemn Covenant throughout this our time of threatened calamity to stand by one another in defending for ourselves and our children our cherished position of equal citizenship in the United Kingdom and in using all means which may be found necessary to defeat the present conspiracy to set up a Home Rule Parliament in Ireland. And in the event of such a Parliament being forced upon us we further solemnly and mutually pledge ourselves to refuse to recognise its authority. In sure confidence that God will defend the right we hereto subscribe our names. And further, we individually declare that we have not already signed this Covenant.

Ulster Day, Saturday 28th, September, 1912.
God Save the King

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Searching for past WA loved ones

The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board’s Cemetery Records System was the first of its kind in Australia. It is a computerised tool that enables heritage records to be maintained for all of our cemeteries, dating back to 1899.  The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board maintains records for all interments, cremations and memorials at our cemeteries dating back to 1899. For your convenience, this information is available through this website as well as at our offices.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lost Cousins free time!

Between Christmas and New Year the LostCousins site will be totally free - all members will have subscriber privileges whether nor not they have paid a subscription. This means that now would be a great time to bring your My Ancestors page up to date - because there's nothing as rewarding as finding a new cousin at Christmas time!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

1st steps

If you are just starting to delve into your family the first thing I suggest is to download the Legacy Family Tree programme (free).