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FindMyPast is offering a 10% discount to new subscribers on a 12-month World package via FindMyPast Ireland or a 12-month Pro package via FindMyPast UK. Both packages give researchers full access to every record collection in the FindMyPast database, including the British and Irish newspapers.

The discount cannot be applied to subscription renewals.

To take advantage of the offer, which runs until 18 February, choose from the flags below.

An e-book edition of ‘Heather, Peat and Stone: The Parishes and Townlands of County Tyrone has been published by Irish World in conjunction with Ontario-based Ulster Heritage.

Originally published in 1992, Heather, Peat and Stone has 165 pages and contains clear maps of every civil parish and Catholic parish in the county, with the town-lands numbered and named on each one. It was the first time that both types of maps had been available in the same format, and the book proved very popular with people of Tyrone origin worldwide.

Monday 5 February:NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal. Details.

Monday 5 February: Newspapers, Journalism, and Special Collections, with Dr Mark O'Brien. A free lunchtime lecture hosted by the Library Association of Ireland's Rare Books Group.

A book published by Limerick Archives to accompany a travelling exhibition during the 2014 City of Culture programme, has been released as a free pdf.

Click to download the free e-bookResearched and written by architectural historian Emma Gilleece, Limerick – City of Churches examines all known places of worship that still stand or once stood in Limerick. There are 57 of them.

From the Gothic Revival RC St John's Cathedral with its soaring spire (the tallest in Ireland), and the medieval Church of Ireland St Mary's Cathedral with its leper squint, to the 19th-century Dutch barn style Pentecostal Abundant Life church in Post Office Lane and the abandoned ruins of Kilrush Church in Old Church, this beautifully illustrated 88-page book explores the history of each site, its architectural context and decorative features, as well as the changing uses of these sites over time.

FindMyPast has combined some of its British Forces and Overseas record sets into new collections and added more records to them. They are as follows:

British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms This newly created collection brings together records held by the General Register Office and The National Archives and consists of birth records of children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as civilian ship passengers.

The Ulster Historical Foundation has announced the programme for its North American Lecture Tour 2018 (click for full details). In previous years, many of these workshops have sold out long before the date, so book early to ensure you have a place at your preferred location.

A summary is below. The 'city location' link takes you to the host's website.

Saturday 3 MarchAugusta Genealogical Society Augusta GA(9am–4:30pm)Sunday 4 MarchHeinz History CentrePittsburgh PA(9am-4:30pm)Monday 5 MarchNEHGSBoston MAFull day/

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