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« on: Sunday 29 May 11 14:15 BST (UK) »
Researching in Belfast

Public Records Office (PRONI)- new location in Titanic Quarter- lots of information, online catalogue, databases. See also PRONI re-opens and PRONI

General Register Office (GRONI) website- includes helpful section on Family History research

Linenhall Library- a fantastic collection- includes online catalogue

Belfast Central Library/Newspaper Library- address, contact details, opening hours
Belfast Central Library/Reference Library- address, contact details, opening hours, brief outline of services available

Presbyterian Historical Society- now at 26 College Green. Directions, opening hours, etc.

North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS)- extensive collection of materials available for members of NIFHS

LDS Library, 403 Holywood Rd., Belfast- scroll down this page for details of holdings (probably best to contact them before visiting)

PSNI Museum- open to the public but best to phone ahead to arrange a visit. Holds microfilm copies of Royal Irish Constabulary service records 1822-1922 (originals at Kew, London).

Ulster Historical Foundation thread
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Re: BELFAST
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 May 11 14:17 BST (UK) »
Revaluation of Belfast, 1900-1906. Belfast was the only council to exercise revaluation option granted to local councils. The valuers' note-books, arranged by ward, not only give a detailed description of every property (for example, age and size) but also record appeals against valuation. ‘Street Names’ card index lists volume and page number in which street is recorded. This revaluation, carried out at a time when Belfast was reckoned to be the fastest-growing industrial city in the British Isles, is a particularly valuable source for any family historian wishing to trace ancestors who migrated to the city at this time. Associated maps can be found in VAL/7A.
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Re: BELFAST
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 May 11 14:55 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 August 11 09:14 BST (UK) »
Information on and details of districts covered by Belfast Urban Numbers-
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~econnolly/oextracts/oeurbandistricts.html

See also discussion on this thread-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,161093.0.html
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