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 exemplars were created before online data was available.
Note also that, in 2018, I revised the database of the
1831 "Census Returns"
for Co. Londonderry to include the number of persons
living in each house, including servants.
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.