by STACEY HEANEY
PEOPLE from the Lisburn area will have the
opportunity to step back in time and learn how to trace their
family tree at a special genealogy workshop organised by the
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and digital
inclusion initiative, EverybodyOnline.
Representatives from PRONI and
EverybodyOnline will be on hand in Lisburn Library on November
20 to show people how to find their roots by going online and
searching through Northern Ireland's archives using the PRONI
Encouraging people to come along to the free
workshop, EverybodyOnline Project Coordinator, Elaine Heath,
"Going online is a wonderful way to start
researching your family history with thousands of records
available at the touch of a button.
"The workshop is open to anybody with an
interest in researching the past and looking into Northern
Ireland's community memory.
"EverybodyOnline staff and volunteers will be
on hand throughout the day to show people how to use the
Internet and complete a search on the PRONI website."
The genealogy workshops in Lisburn Library
begin at 11.30am and 2.00pm and last 90 minutes each.
Places are limited and booking essential.
To find out more or book your place, contact
Elaine Heath on 078 2432 7427 or 028 90 236576.
New students are doing the business at
Enterprise Northern Ireland gave students a helping hand to
settle into Year 8 at Dunmurry High School at the start of the
new school year.
The Big School Programme, funded by the
Department of Education, is designed to help make the transition
to post-primary school easier for the new students, and to make
the experience a positive one.
Central to the seminar are the skills that
the students will need to be successful in their new school,
such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving. In
addition, the new Year 8 students team up with older students so
that they can learn from their experience and have a 'buddy' to
call on in the senior school.
Valeria Ingram, Chief Executive of Young
Enterprise Northern Ireland, commented: "Facing a new situation
like this, meeting lots of new people and understanding
different expectations can leave students isolated and nervous
at the prospect. Big School offers students the opportunity to
overcome their fears, make new friends and meet older students
who have experienced the transition."