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Tracing your Derry~Londonderry roots

Derry Genealogy, in operation since 1982, created a database of over one million records, dating from 1628 to 1922, which were extracted from the major civil and church registers of County Derry and Inishowen, County Donegal. This database consists of pre-1922 civil birth and marriage registers; the early baptismal and marriage registers of 97 churches; headstone inscriptions from 118 graveyards; and major census returns and census substitutes from 1628 through to 1921.

Derry Genealogy’s database is now online, in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council and Irish Family History Foundation, at www.rootsireland.ie. RootsIreland is the Number One family records database in Ireland as it holds the largest collection of Irish civil and church register transcripts. The value of this database is further enhanced by its powerful index.

Derry Genealogy also offers a free advice service to anyone tracing their roots in the North West. Be it a query about place names, surname origins, sources to search or record offices to visit, visitors and locals alike are encouraged to forward their queries, by email at genealogy@derrystrabane.com to Genealogist, Brian Mitchell.

Brian has been involved in local, family and emigration research in the wider Derry area since 1982. He is a Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (MAGI) and author of a number of Irish genealogy reference books such as A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871, and Genealogy at a glance: Irish Genealogy Research.

In October 2013 Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine published 24 pages on how to trace your Derry roots, see the publication below




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