Showing posts from September, 2011

World War 2 Japan Pow

This site documents the stories of prisoners of war captured by the Japanese and the medical personnel who cared for them.
61,000 prisoners of war were forced to work on the Burma-Thailand Railway in the most atrocious conditions. This is their story.

Ulster Historical Foundation Events

For those of you in the area the Ulster Historical Foundation is running some events that sound really worthwhile. For further information their e-mail is

20 SEPTEMBER: Rev W Richardson (1740-1812) The Northwest Connection, a talk with Alan Blackstock with the Coleraine Historical Society
20 SEPTEMBER: The Archdeacon's Tale with Margaret Murphy, part of the Medieval Dublin lecture series held at Wood Quay Venue.
23 SEPTEMBER: Genealogical Society of Ireland, Guild of One Name Studies and Clans of Ireland are hosting an event at the Dublin City Library & Archive, contact
24 SEPTEMBER: Full day Family History Seminar with Irish Family History Society at the Dublin City Library & Archive
29 SEPTEMBER: What is Local History? First lecture in new local history series with PRONI & Open University, contact
8 OCTOBER: First lecture in Family, Community & Migration History course at Ballymena Central Library, c…

Free Immigration Records On Ancestry

Now is the time to find your Ancestors in the Immigration Records. Ancestry.Com has opened their immigration records for free search and viewing. This will only be available until the 5th of September. To begin your search you just have to register, this is also free. Just click on the link below.