New Genealogy Group

Come along to the Glenside Business Park next Thursday, 5th March at 7pm for the initial meeting of our new Genealogy Group. Family Historian, Malcolm Houston, will give a talk on the night and share his vast expertise with all who are interested in finding out more about their ancestors. All welcome.

Using DNA for Genealogy

Using DNA for Genealogy by Malcolm Houston – March 2019 Introduction Levels of interest have increased significantly in family history societies over the last few years, as more and more genealogists are starting to use DNA testing as a part of their family history research.  Due to technological advances and affordable prices, DNA testing is…

Using DNA for Genealogy

A talk on using DNA for Genealogy will be given by Malcolm Houston of the Historical Society after the monthly meeting of the Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society in Henderson Hall on Monday 25th March 2019 at approx 8.30pm The short talk will focus on DNA kits, the companies behind them and how to…

Taking history to a new level..

Historical members Malcolm Houston and Kathleen Phelan recently attended an introduction to Photogrammerty in the Donegal county museum. The training was provided under the CINE project. Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) is a collaborative digital heritage project between 9 partners and 10 associated partners from Norway, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland…

IrishGenealogy.ie Updates

The state run free website containing the civil birth death and marriage records has confirmed that updates to the site will happen in early 2019. It reads “We are pleased to advise that in early 2019, an additional 2 years of records of births, marriages and deaths will be added to the www.irishgenealogy.ie website.  The…

2019 Calendar launched

BSD Historical Society launched the new 2018/2019 calendar, which is available in all local shops. If you would like a copy posted, please contact us here