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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Clarification PRONI
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 18:46:10 -0800
We put together a website to answer these questions:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~merle . It was mentioned
in the welcome message -- along with other websites to
get you up to speed.
Also if you run into terms you don't know,
type in www.google.com -- recall I mentioned this in my
post. It's not just that after 7 years or so we're a little
tired of explaining it (that's why we built the website:
to get you up to speed), but also it's critical that you
learn how to research with google.
This list is not 'newbie friendly' -- I think it says that
in the welcome message. There are very supportive lists
for newcomers at www.rootsweb.com so if you find us
intimidating, just join one as well.
We're pretty normal here: we got welcome messages no one reads
(me neither when I join lists!) and websites no one reads, but
everyone expects individual tutoring on email lists. It don't
work that way. I wish it did too. It's hard teaching the planet
how to do Scotch Irish genealogy <grin>.
We could publish a book no one would buy....
Genealogy is a research project, and on the internet the
first thing to learn to do is google. Can't google? You
are trying to win the French National but you can't ride
a bicycle. Ain't gonna win the French National: gotta first
learn to ride bicycle. Critical skill. So try googling.
There's vanity googling: google yourself! CRITICAL if you
are dating or looking for a job. www.google.com .
After googling self, google for ancestors. They are dead,
but you'd be amazed how many are on websites!! It's more
fun than looking for low end real estate in depressed
areas on realtor.com -- the kind with boarded up windows
and a sign in front that might say "Condemned" and not "For
Linda Merle SI Admin
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jen" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 10:08:19 -0700
>For new listers like myself could someone please define PRONI? What types
>of records are available for researching Ireland? I dont know the county my
>ancestor 4th great grandfather came from, so I am a babe when it comes to
>researching in the "green isle". Thanks Jen
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gib Henry" <>
>Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 9:03 AM
>Subject: [Sc-Ir] Another take on PRONI
>> On 2/19/05 at 8:41 AM -0700, wrote:
>>>Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 23:05:03 +0800
>>>From: "Pat Banks" <>
>>>I found it very useful, living in Australia, to join the Ulster Historical
>>>Foundation which, at the time of my visit, was in the grounds of PRONI but
>>>probably has moved by now (that was in 1989). Before I left Australia I
>>>paid a stated sum and they did a preliminary search for my family,
>>>indicated what they had found and where I should go next. When I arrived
>>>in Belfast, the member who had looked after my request took me under her
>>>wing, introduced me to PRONI and its set-up and arranged for certain
>>>records to be made available, either as photocopies or for reading. She
>>>even came back and took me for a cup of coffee mid-morning! I was also
>>>advised later of a member of their family history research class who was
>>>researching the same area and names and we have since discovered that my
>>>great-grandmother, Agnes Magill nee Mawhinney and her husband's
>>>grandfather, Capt John Mawhinney, were brother and sister! I visited her
>>>in 1996 and we still correspond.
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