Researching Cemeteries with Tom Hartley

PRONI was delighted to welcome a presentation by author Tom Hartley on his research into Balmoral Cemetery on 15 May 2019.

Image of the stone over the grave of Stephen Brinsley May, Lieutenant in the 48th Bengal native Infantry.

Researching cemeteries

Tom is the author of the popular History of Belfast Written In Stone series of books and an experienced tour guide for both Belfast City and Milltown cemeteries. He will talk about his latest work – Balmoral Cemetery, and his approach to researching the cemeteries of Belfast.

As part of his research into Balmoral, Tom uncovered the histories of a number of lost Presbyterian congregations in Belfast. Previous works by Tom include The History of Belfast City Cemetery and The History of Milltown Cemetery.

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