New Online Irish Resources

The following excerpt is from Sharon Tate Moody’s in the January 2, 2010 edition of Tampa Bay Online.

PRONI Images on Flickr

Those with Irish ancestors and relatives will be delighted to see that the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is making photographic collections available through flickr, a free photo-sharing website.

Wedding and family portraits shot from 1900 to 1952 by Allison Photographic Studios of Armagh are now available.

The pictures were transferred from fragile glass plate negatives commonly used by photographers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries prior to the advent of photographic film. Only about 200 images currently are available but over the next few weeks, all 15,330 will be posted. Viewers can browse them alphabetically by surname.

Visit www.proni.gov.uk/pronionflickr to view the photographs.

The Irish record office also recently indexed and digitized wills dated 1858 through 1900 from three district probate registries of Armagh, Belfast, and Londerry. These records are available at no charge at: http://applications.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_WillsCalendar/WillsSearch.aspx.

Read Sharon’s full column.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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