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Re: LONDONDERRY RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 04 July 09 09:45 BST (UK) »
Books, Newspapers, Magazines

Coleraine Chronicle started publishing in 1844.
Londonderry Sentinel published since 1829.

Other newspapers which cover Co. Londonderry births, marriages + deaths include Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Newsletter, Irish Times, Northern Constitution and now defunct papers such as Ballymoney Free Press, Northern Whig.
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Re: LONDONDERRY RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 04 July 09 09:46 BST (UK) »
Misc. & General Sources

Misc. Londonderry Sources:
www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/links/counties/derry.htm
www.ulsterancestry.com/ua-free-pages.php (free)
    
1833-1839 List of Emigrants extracted from Ordnance Survey Memoirs for Co. Londonderry:
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ote/ships/irish1833-1839a.htm

Draper's Company records
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Parish histories in the Derry Standard
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 06 March 10 15:27 GMT (UK) »
I have discovered that the Londonderry Standard newspaper which became the Derry Standard from 1888 sometimes published complete parish histories in its pages. I am aware of four parishes that were covered in county Derry but I am sure there are many more yet to be discovered. Unfortunately the early editions seem to be only available in the British Library.

'Banagher, it's early plantation days' Derry Standard of 20 August 1900

'Faughanvale parish' Derry Standard 12 Nov 1900

'Some items of historical interest about the Waterside/Glendermott parish' Derry Standard 17 Feb 1902

'History of the parish of Tamlaght Finlagan [Ballykelly] Derry Standard 13, 18, 22 & 25 May 1908 [this is a substantial history].

I have a copy of the history of the parish of Tamlaght Finlagan [which I discovered in the Presbyterian Historical Society in a file on Ballykelly Presbyterian Church, the article having been cut out of the paper so it was hard to read the dates]. The article was written by JH Eakin a local historian and contains many genealogical sources of information: Here is the outline of the parish history:

Tamlaght Finlagan [Ballykelly]
1. Its Early People
2. The Plantation of Ulster
3. Sir Randloph Beresford
4. 1630 Muster Roll Fishmongers' estate
5. 1641 rebellion
6. 1663 Hearth Money roll [for the whole parish]
7. 1688 and the Siege
8. 1740 Protestant Householder's survey [whole of parish]
9. The Morrisons
10. Emigration
11. The Land in the Latter Days
12. The Phillip's estate
13. Churches - Prebyterian church in Ballykelly [including a list of elders at Synod of Ulster 1704-1817] /Bovevagh/Myroe/Largy
14. Churches - Episcopalian & Catholic

J H Eakin in his conclusion thanked Mr Tenison Groves Blackrock, Dublin and Mr JW Kernohan AM Belfast who were both professional genealogists and probably furnished him with the hearth rolls & other sources, which were transcribed before the destruction of the PRO in 1922.

I would imagine that the paper covered most parishes in the county proably in the years 1900-1910 - the British Library has a full run of the newspaper and an examination of the paper for the first decade will almost certainly  bring into light other parish histories.



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Re: LONDONDERRY RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #12 on: Monday 28 February 11 17:45 GMT (UK) »
Billy Macafee has just added some Londonderry databases to his website ;D

http://www.billmacafee.com/index.htm

Included for county L'Derry are:

1630 Muster Roll [all county]

1663 Hearth Money Roll [all county]

1740 Protestant Householders' survey [all county]

1766 religious returns [surviving parishes]

1796 Flax List [all county]

1831 census [head of households for whole county]

1858/9 Griffith's valuation [all county]

There is also a useful guide on sources/resources/repositories:

http://www.billmacafee.com/sources.htm

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Re: LONDONDERRY RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #13 on: Friday 30 September 11 22:06 BST (UK) »
'The Irish Genealogist' Volume 13, no 2, 2011 contains an excellent article by Steven Smyrl concerning the Presbyterian congregation of Balteagh, County Londonderry:

'A census substitute; a petition for Regium Donum from the Presbyterian congregation of Balteagh, Co Londonderry, c1828' discovered in the National Archives, Dublin from the Official Papers series:

The petition contains the names of the head of household by townland and the name of all children present - in total 1023 persons are named. A very useful source that can be used in conjunction with the 1834 transcript of the 1831 census returns for Co Londonderry. The Balteagh registers of baptisms and marriages are post civil registration.

The petition reveals that the congregation of Balteagh c. 1828 consisted of Presbyterians from the townlands Ballyness, Maine, Carrick, Terrydremond, Ballyleagry, Ardmore, Carnet, Terrydoo, Little Derry, Aughinsillagh, Temain, Gortnarney, Cloghan, Drumsurn, Lislane, Drumagosker.

Example from Cloghan townland:
LINTON - 2 [adults] Thomas & wife - 9 [children] Catherine, Margaret, William, Martha, Letitia, John, Thomas, Robert, Samuel.

http://www.igrsoc.org/journal.html


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Re: LONDONDERRY RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #14 on: Monday 18 August 14 17:47 BST (UK) »
Market Rossville St Derry, great video (thanks aghadowey) of Derry Cattle Market
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QZhXwly4MY
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