Thursday 30 July at the Flowerfield Arts Centre
In this talk William Roulston, Research Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, will look at a range of different records that can aid the researcher looking for family history prior to the nineteenth century. The importance of landed estate papers will be highlighted, as will the availability of church records for the 17th and 18th centuries. Other sources include those which have been termed ‘census substitutes’ – the flaxgrowers’ list of 1796, the religious census of 1766, the so-called ‘census of Protestant householders’ of 1740 and the hearth money rolls of the 1660s. The value of these records, where they can be found and how they can be used will be discussed.