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How PRONI’s archives helped to tell the story of NI’s mother and baby homes

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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

2 Titanic Blvd

Titanic Quarter

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How PRONI’s archives helped to tell the story of NI’s mother and baby homes

Kathryn Torney will talk about her research into the mother and baby homes which existed in Northern Ireland until the early 1980s. This talk will be held on Wednesday 11 October at 12pm.

As part of her research, Kathryn examined archive documents and interviewed women and children who survived conditions in the homes, including institutions run by the Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland and the Salvation Army.

Documents available to view at PRONI provide an insight into life in these mother and baby homes, and include correspondence with government departments, the minute book for one home, and inspection records for a children’s home where some of the children were moved to after their birth.

Kathryn will discuss her research in PRONI, her key findings and issues surrounding ownership of, and access to closed records. Some of the records used will be on display at the event.

Kathryn Torney is Deputy Editor of The Detail and Data Editor of Detail Data.

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  • admission is FREE, however booking is advised. Register for this event at Eventbrite
  • the Heritage Cafe at PRONI will be open from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm

Please note that PRONI does not require you to present your ticket on the day of this event.

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