Outline: The house on Bunion Hill – an Irish census project
How do you write local history? In the past people worked within a world of family and community. For that reason, genealogy is a very important resource for the local historian but is often forgotten about, as local historians tend to concentrate on place rather than people.
The Prof. looked at one household in north Armagh in the 1901 census to see what the history of one family might tell us about the world in which they lived.
He concluded that genealogists need to become more historically minded, and historians need to pay more attention to genealogy.