PRONI hosting series of Titanic talks03 Apr 2012
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is hosting a series of talks this month about the Titanic. The talks will be held in the lecture theatre at the PRONI building in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast and begin on Wednesday 4 April at 1.00 pm.
Three separate talks
To commemorate the Titanic anniversary, PRONI is hosting three separate lectures. You can get details below.
Lost Voices of the Titanic
On Wednesday 4 April, renowned genealogist, writer and broadcaster, Doctor Nick Barratt, from BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, will be making a presentation using research from his book, 'Lost Voices from the Titanic'.
The talk will explore the pre history of Titanic, the lives of various passengers and the disaster itself.
Titanic: Belfast’s Own
On Thursday 19 April at 6.30 pm, the chair of the Belfast Titanic Story, Stephen Cameron, will be presenting a talk using research from his book, 'Titanic, Belfast’s Own'.
It will be based on material from Harland & Wolff and the role played by the people of Northern Ireland.
All at Sea: Maritime Records at PRONI
Finally, on Tuesday 24 April at 1.00 pm, Doctor Ann McVeigh of PRONI will deliver a presentation entitled which will focus on maritime records held by PRONI.
These include records deposited by Harland & Wolff, the Harbour Commissioners, Customs, and Workman & Clark.
How to book
Booking is essential, as places are limited. You can book by contacting PRONI:
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 028 9053 4800
- Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (contacts section)
More useful links
- Titanic 2012 (leisure, home and community section)
- Libraries and books (leisure, home and community section)
- Search the 1901 and 1911 census of Ireland (do it online section)
- Archives for family and local history (leisure, home and community section)
- Research your family and local history (do it online section)
- PRONI website