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- Prices: Admission: Free
- Mobile narrative: Genealogy Research Service for the city and county of Derry/Londonderry and the Inishowen Peninsula.
Derry Genealogy CentreDerry City Londonderry - Northern Ireland
Derry Genealogy Centre has created a database of over one million records, dating from 1642 to 1922, which were extracted from the major civil and church registers of the city and county of Derry. This database contains the bulk of pre-1922 civil birth and marriage registers, the early baptismal and marriage registers of 85 churches and gravestone inscriptions from 117 graveyards. You can now access this database online at www.derry.rootsireland.ie.
As the search facility on this website is very flexible it means that researchers should be able to determine if any entries of interest to their family history are held on this database. For example, if searching for the baptism/birth of a child you can narrow the search down by year, range of years, names of parents and by parish of baptism/district of birth. Marriage searches can be filtered by year, range of years, name of spouse, names of parents and parish/district of marriage.
Visitors and locals alike are welcome, at no charge, to forward any queries they may have concerning their family history to the genealogist, Brian Mitchell, who has been involved in local, family and emigration research in the wider Derry area since 1982; by contacting him in person at the Foyle Valley Railway Museum Museum, by telephone (028 7136 5151 ext. 8254 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition a series of information sheets on major Irish record sources can be viewed on Derry City Council’s website at www.derrycity.gov.uk/genealogy.
Brian is an accredited member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (M.A.P.G.I.) and the author of a number of Irish genealogy reference books such as A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, A Guide to Irish Parish Registers, Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871, and Genealogy at a glance: Irish Genealogy Research.
ContactTelephone+44 (0)28 7136 5151
Address: Derry Genealogy Centre, Foyle Valley Railway Museum Foyle Road, Londonderry, Co Londonderry, BT48 6SQ