Highly Successful and Informative FULS Seminar at Dungannon on 13th April 2013
by Johnny Dooher
The April seminar in Ranfurly House Dungannon on Sat 13th April on Doing Local History proved highly successful for all those who attended the event. Representatives from Cookstown, Donaghmore, Armagh, Lisnaskea, Newbuildings, Portadown, Ballinascreen and Banagher and Downpatrick were in attendance and the series of presentations proceeded smoothly after initial technical difficulties over the sound recordings.
Dr Ian Montgomery from PRONI talked on the value of maps in a local study and this was highlighted again in the afternoon session by Dr Bill McAfee when he was explaining how family locations within an area could only be pinpointed by using the valuation maps.
The seminar was provided through the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Federation led local studies programme, People and Places – the story of our local Community where six local groups throughout the province are preparing a local study of their area. A follow up seminar will follow in June and once again this will be open to member societies of the Federation.