Paper Trail Pro Training

Paper Trail now offers free training to victims and survivors of the conflict in Ireland and Britain online via Zoom thanks to funding from the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and Victims and Survivors Service..

Due to the global pandemic, Paper Trail is happy to offer Zoom training sessions for families and small groups as well to facilitate discussion and make people feel more comfortable.

Each session will run for 45 minutes to 1 hour and we can carry on the discussion if you wish. All sessions are free to victims and survivors of the conflict in Ireland/Great Britain.

3 FREE Sessions

These 3 sessions complement each other for family campaigns and research so we advise participants to consider all 3 together.

Introduction to Archives

Learn about the archives in your area, some of which you may walk past every day, and yet they are open to all of us. Examine documents and learn what to look for. Hear how you can use the Freedom of Information Act.

Oral History

Learn about best practices when interviewing and recording friends and family for your research. Ensure the interviewee is in control at all times. Certified training is also available for victims and survivors' groups.


Paper Trail is free to discuss family reports and campaigns, and what archives could help your work. These workshops can discuss either general or particular issues - depending on the wishes of the family group.


Normally we also incorporate a trip to the Public Records Office Northern Ireland [PRONI] in Belfast but this has been discontinued due to concerns for COVID-19. We will be restarting these invaluable tours when we are safe to continue.

Would your family or group like a free Zoom training session?

Paper-Trailers - read about Training with Paper Trail


Read literary examples of how Paper Trail training could benefit your work in Paper-Trailers and our other publications.

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