Projects

Turning Knowledge and Interest Into Action

Members of ABC Family History Association are encouraged to start their own family research projects and also respond to requests to participate in the projects of others, including those run by ABCFHA.

Should a member wish to start a project, please check to make sure that a similar project is not already underway or previously has been completed.  

Requests for assistance with a project may be made by its owner.  A member may also offer to help if they feel they can bring a skill or information to a project, but the owner will always remain in control of their project and may decide not to accept an offer of help, or may accept help for a period of time and then continue on their own.  That must be their choice. 

To start a project or participate in one, you must become a member of ABCFHA

ABCFHA PROJECTS

in which members are encouraged to participate

ABCP3  ABC DNA PROJECT  This project will begin in September 2021 and will focus on Ancestry DNA testing, because this is the largest database of test results available. Members will be invited to attend talks about DNA, what can result from DNA testing, your ethnicity, analysing your results and seeing how many connections we will make between our members.  Those taking part will need to be prepared to buy an Ancestry DNA test (so watch out for any special offers!), while those who have already tested with Ancestry are more than welcome to join this project.

ABCP2 BRACKAGH PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT  This project is now nearing completion, with over 30 images researched, with the help of specialist Zoom talks from various experts.  Each photo has served as a stimulus for a piece of writing around that subject and we will soon be publishing a book of the images alongside articles written by our members.  

 

ABCP1  GRAVEYARDS PROJECT   We have just started a long term ongoing project to visit our Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council Area graveyards and record inscriptions and memorials to add to our database in our Members Only area of this website.  This will provide an invaluable resource for our members in the future and is especially useful for Online Members and for those who are unable to visit graveyards. Members can register their interest in taking part in this project and are encouraged to do so, even if they can only record part of one graveyard. We must also seek permission from ministers to transcribe headstones in church graveyards - we now have permission from ABC Council for council managed graveyards.

ABCFHA MEMBERS' PROJECTS

Family Tree Projects

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In-depth research of a family

Members can click below for details of some of the Family Tree Projects currently being undertaken by members.  If you are a member and have a project you would like to list here, please contact us.

Transcribing Projects

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Making records available

Members can click below for details of the Transcribing Projects currently being undertaken by ABCFHA.  If you are have records which you would like to have transcribed, please contact us.

One Place Studies

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In-depth study of a location

Members can click below for details of some of the One Place Studies currently being undertaken by members.  If you are a member and have a project you would like to list here, please contact us.

One Name Studies

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In-depth study of a surname

Members can click below for details of any One Name Studies currently being undertaken by members.  If you are a member and have a project you would like to list here, please contact us.

Family DNA Projects

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In-depth analysis of family DNA

Members can click below for details of some of the Family DNA Projects being undertaken by members. If you are a member and have a project you would like to list here, please contact us.

Other Projects

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Any other family history study

Members can click below for details of other family history research projects currently being undertaken.  If you are a member and have a project you would like to list here, please contact us.