Family and Local History
[Bill Macafee's Website]

Administrative Divisions

In 2010 I published a CD - Researching Derry & Londonderry Ancestors: A practical Guide for the Family and Local Historian. This led to this website which "grew" year by year up to 2018. Since that date I have not made any changes and there are parts of the website that are no longer necessary. This is because most repositories have made more and more of their documents available online. Furthermore, I sense that the most used part of my website are the databases. I have decided that during the "Virus" I will concentrate on the Databases. I have kept some other material that you might find useful. In particular, Administrative Divisions where you will find details of the administrative divisions that you need to be aware of when using sources. I have also included some Maps and Photos. The Case Studies link will provide some working examples of the process of researching families and localities in North Antrim and Co. Londonderry, particularly in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Note, however, that most of these Case Studies were created before online data was available. Also, I have retained the paper Some thoughts on researching families and localities which beginners might find useful.

Most of the records on this web site have been sourced from the Public Record Office (PRONI), Belfast and are reproduced with the kind permission of the Deputy Keeper of Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Note that you navigate this website from the Home Page. Each of the links below will take you to a main page. In most cases each page will have sub- links that will provide further information. When you are finished with a page, click on the Home Page link at the top of that page and you will return to this page.

Census Records

1831 "Census Returns" for Co. Londonderry

Selection of Local "Census" Records 1803 to c. 1870

Births, Deaths, & Marriages

Valuation Records

Tithe Records

Estate Records

Other Records

A Sense of the Sperrins

Databases compiled from 18th Century Census Subtitutes

Databases compiled from 17th Century Census Subtitutes

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