[Researching Derry & Londonderry
DERRY & LONDONDERRY
practical guide for the family and local historian
publication is a CD ROM that contains
a website which provides information on the
sources that you would need to consult in order to
trace your ancestors within the County of Londonderry.
As well as providing the normal text information that
you would find in a book it also contains searchable
databases of names, case studies of families and localities
drawn from various parts of the county, maps and explanations
of the various administrative divisions within the
county and links to key family history websites on
the Internet. Whilst it cannot possibly contain specific
information on all individual families within the
county, it can be used to organise searches for members
of any family living in the county, particularly during
the period c.1860 to c.1920.
here to download a free copy of the Introductory
Booklet [PDF file]. This booklet should provide you
with sufficient detail on the kind of information
that the CD contains and allow you to assess its value
CD, priced at £12, is available at the following bookshops
and Tourist Information Centres. It is also available,
from the Ulster
Historical Foundation Online Bookstore.
Villa Townhouse, Church Street, Magherafelt.
Tourist Information, Church Street, Magherafelt.
Mawhinney, Draperstown .
Tourist Information, Connell Street, Limavady.
Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau, Foyle
Church Street, Coleraine.
Information, Town Hall, Ballymoney.
that I am not a professional genealogist, but I am
happy to answer queries [if I can] about sources and/or
any problems that you have with the CD or any of the
material on my website.
Eakin is the editor of All
Ireland Sources Newsletter, a free monthly newsletter
published by the Society of Australian Genealogists.
The aim of this newsletter is to draw attention to
items of interest regarding Irish record sources.
Forrest provides a professional genealogical service
Mitchell is the genealogist within Derry City Council's
Heritage and Museum Service and is based at the Harbour
Museum in Derry. He can be contacted by telephone
028 7137 7331; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.