Did a member of your family serve in the First World War? Were any from East Belfast? Bring along your artefacts and stories to the Titanic People First World War Roadshow in East Belfast Network Centre on Saturday 6 June 2015, from 10am – 3pm.
10.30am Launch of Row on Row, East Belfast Remembers
11am The Shipyard and the Home Front during the First World War – Philip Orr
1.30pm Researching East Belfast and the First World War – Jason Burke
2.45pm Playing of the Last post – The Hounds of Ulster
History Hub Ulster member Nigel Henderson will be available all day to provide tips and pointers on conducting your own First World War family research.
EXPLORE life in Ireland a century ago, CONTRIBUTE to a crowdsourced history project, LEARN about how a digital archive is created, DISCOVER hidden stories of 1916.
Bring your family letters written between 1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916 to digitize and add to the Letters 1916 archive:
WHEN: Thursday 28th May 2015, 5.30pm to 9.00pm
5.30pm – 6.30pm Open Session – Letters 1916 – Meet the team demo, transcribe, digitise.
6.30pm- 7.45pm A year in the life: A series of talks exploring life in Ireland a century ago highlighting letters from PRONI’S collection, including Professor Susan Schreibman (Maynooth University), Ian Montgomery (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland), Stephen Scarth (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland), Jason Burke (East Belfast & The Great War)
7.45pm – 8.30pm Reception
Admission is FREE, Please contact PRONI to secure your place