Discover your roots at a free family history fair this month

A free Family History Fair will take place on Tuesday 15th March from 1.30pm – 7.30pm in Armagh City Library.

Family history is one of the world’s most popular pastimes, with interest in this subject growing all the time.

The City Chapter, in partnership with Libraries NI and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, will host a drop-in Family History Fair, bringing together expert advice and guidance along with practical help for those seeking to discover their local roots.

One well-known personality with roots in the local area is Irish historical novelist Anne Doughty, who has been researching her family history for many years.

Anne said, “My great-grandfather, William Spratt, was from County Down. He and his wife, Margaret McCreadie, lived at Tullyconnaught, near Banbridge, where my grandfather, Sam Sprott, was born in 1881.”

Anne made use of many of the resources available in the area as part of her research – Armagh Ancestry, the Irish and Local Studies Library, Armagh, Banbridge Genealogy Services, Craigavon Museum Services and Armagh County Museum to name a few of the organisations that will be in attendance at the Family Living History Fair to help you find out more about your past.

The Family History Fair is one of the many spectacular events taking place as part of the area’s St Patrick’s Festival 2016.