History Archive Project

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What is this  project?

Our aim is to develop a depository of documents and audio material relating to the  history of 1st Rathfriland  Presbyterian Church which is readily available for history researchers, geneologists, local studies groups  and church members.

 

Why develop an archive?

To Preserve   historical records.
To promote greater understanding and education of congregational history.
To effficiently retrieve relevant information.
Develop connections with people both locally and internationally. 

 

Current Archive Projects

We are currently working on the following:

Developing a list of all historical records and where these are held.
Graveyard- Recording gravestone inscriptions and memorials around the church.
Obituary- Collecting newspaper obituarys relating to church members.
World War 1- Members who fought and died in the Great War.

 

Can you contribute or help?

We would like to hear from anyone who may have historical records which maybe of interest.