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Latest News from
Derry Genealogy Centre April 2015
With the new tourist season upon us potential
roots visitors to Derry may be interested in the
following assistance:
A three-step guide to tracing Derry ancestors
online can be emailed, at no charge, by
contacting Brian Mitchell at
genealogy@derrycity.gov.uk
Use Derry Placenames Database, free access
locations of street and place names through-
out the city and county of Derry.
Brian Mitchell, genealogist with Derry City
Council, offers a free genealogy advisory
service, by email at
The online database of Derry Genealogy
tains the bulk of pre-1922 civil birth and mar-
riage registers for the city and county of Derry,
the early baptismal and marriage registers of
85 churches, gravestone inscriptions from 117
graveyards, and census substitutes and
census returns dating from 1628 to 1921. Full
access to this website, to view details
recorded against entries of interest, is by regis-
tration and subscription.
genealogy@derrycity.gov.uk, to anyone trac-
ing his or her roots in North West Ireland (i.e.
Counties Derry, Donegal and Tyrone). He will
respond to specific queries about place
names, surname origins, sources to search or
record offices to visit, etc. and suggest
research recommendations.
Derry quay 1793
New location for Derry's Archive
& Genealogy Service
Derry's Archive & Genealogy service is now
operating from the award winning Tower
Museum. Archivist, Bernadette Walsh, and
Genealogist, Brian Mitchell, are available for
consultation by appointment. Any queries on
the extensive archive collections available for
researchers, which relate to the development
of the city from the seventeenth century, and
include collections relating to architecture,
industry and politics, can be directed to the
Archivist. If you are interested in researching
your family history genealogy consultations
can be booked in advance, or queries can be
emailed direct; presentations can also be
arranged for groups.
E: bernadette.walsh@derrycity.gov.uk or
genealogy@derycity.gov.uk
Latest news about Derry Genealogy can be
found on Derry Journal website at
www.derryjournal.com/news/new-derry-
It details seven new 'census substitutes' data-
bases for Derry city, dating from 1628 through
to 1921, that have just been added to our
website at www.derry.rootsireland.ie. It names
many of those who defended Derry's walls
during 1641 rebellion and the Siege of Derry of
1689. It also names 226 citizens of the city who
signed a petition condemning an assassina-
tion plot against William III in 1696.
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