FREE WORKSHOP AT NEWRY AND MOURNE MUSEUM ON RESEARCHING FIRST WORLD WAR ANCESTORS
In connection with its current Heritage Lottery funded First World War Project, Newry and Mourne Museum will be holding a free genealogy workshop on Monday 29th June from 2pm-4.30pm.
Entitled "Researching First World War Ancestors", the workshop will be taken by Professor Richard Grayson from Goldsmiths, University of London. Professor Grayson is the author of Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War. A great-uncle of Professor Grayson’s who died in the First World War hailed from Co. Armagh, coming from Lurgan.
Whether your ancestor was in the army, navy or air force, the workshop will introduce the various sources available for researching those who served, allowing attendees to build up a better picture of the role played by their ancestors.
Light refreshments will be available and you will also be able to pick up a complimentary copy of the Museum's new 100-page publication on Newry's Roll of Honour, listing over 830 individuals from the town who had enlisted by April 1915.
There is no charge to attend the event but as space is limited places should be booked in advance.
To reserve a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 3031 3182.