HomeNewsThe Ulster Covenant now searchable, free, at Ancestry Receive US

The Ulster Covenant now searchable, free, at Ancestry Receive US

Ancestry has created one other of its free-to-access ‘Internet’ indexes to a database held on the Public File Workplace of Northern Eire (PRONI). This follows a transfer by PRONI in its centenary 12 months to increase consciousness of its on-line collections to extra household historians with ancestral connections to the historic Irish counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, LondonDerry and Tyrone.

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pattern signature web page from the Ulster Covenant 1912

The primary two PRONI databases to obtain the ‘Ancestry Internet’ therapy had been the Northern Eire Valuation Revision Books and the Northern Eire Freeholders information. These had been uploaded in June (see blogpost) and, as with all of the ‘Internet’ collections, you needn’t subscribe and even be registered to view them.

The week’s add attracts consideration to the Ulster Covenant of 1912, a marketing campaign by Ulster Unionists geared toward stopping Residence Rule in Eire. Mobilised at comparatively quick discover (and thereby sparking panic in Westminster), the marketing campaign attracted practically half one million signatures, and it’s these, together with the tackle or townland of every signatory, that function on this assortment.

Ancestry’s Ulster Covenant home page would not present a lot of an introduction to the importance of this doc. For overview, see PRONI’s informative article here.

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