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Northern Ireland. Western Education and Library Board

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): FER, LDY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Central Library
35 Foyle Street
BT48 6AL
Tel: 01504 266888
Fax: 01504 269084
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday: 0915-2000
Tuesday: 0915-1730
Wednesday: 0915-1730
Thursday: 0915-2000
Friday: 0915-1730
Saturday: -015-1700

Other Libraries:

Most genealogy queries are referred to Mr Brian Mitchell, Genealogy Centre, 10-16 Pump Street, Londonderry. Tel: 261967

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? -

Provided by local Record Office? Genealogy Centre, 10-16 Pump Street, Derry. Charge of �15 (payable in advance) for initial search
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations -

5. Census returns

1901. County Londonderry

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

The Derry and Antrim Yearbook 1951-1994 (assorted issues)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Derry Almanac and Directory 1874-1953 (assorted issues):
1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1884, 1887, 1889, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1901, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1918, 1927, 1941, 949, 1953

6(c) Telephone Directories

All current UK and Republic of Ireland

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Subject index to newspaper cuttings file (articles taken from local and national newspapers on local subjects)

10. Parish Registers

Griffiths Valuation 1858 to:-
Barony of Inishowen West/Inishowen East
Barony of N.W. Liberties of Londerry
Barony of Tirkeeron
Barony of Raphoe, North
Barony of Newtown Limavady
(All copies)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Derry Cathedral Register 1642-1702, 1703-1717
Shipping List 1833/1834
Register of Freeholders (Londonderry) 1830
Index to Hearth money rolsl for Co. Antrim 1669, Co. Londonderry 1663, Co. Tyrone 1666, and subsidy rolls Co. Down 1663

13. Other material

Colby's O.S. memoirs of L'Derry 1837. Central Library
Local newspapers:- Derry Journal 1825-; Londonderry Sentinel 1829- (microfilm)
Extensive collection of maps ranging from Siege and planation maps to the modern O.S. maps
Access to the Ulster American Folk Park database which contains passenger lists, emigrant letters, deaths and marriages of former emigrants and other useful genealogical information.

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Museum Services
Harbour Museum
Harbour Square
BT48 0AF
Tel: 01504 377331

Public Records Office
66 Balmoral Avenue
Belfast 9
Tel: 01232 661621
Fax: 01232 665718

Other information