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Christopher

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Research Links for Forum Members
« on: August 30, 2006, 04:16:19 AM »
Click here to read the Table of Contents of the A - Z of British Genealogical Research.

The Irish Newspaper Archives is a subscription site. Check if your local library or research organisation ... LDS, PRONI, UHF or a professional genealogist you may use subscribes to this website. The Archives do not have any Ulster papers at the moment but keep your eye on the site as they are updating regularly. This archive consists of continuous news publications from 1763 up to current month.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 10:16:12 PM »
Family Search and The Ship's List are both great Free sites as are Lennon Wylie and Ros Davies who you'll see on the list of sites that have linked back to the Forum.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006, 02:39:10 AM »
IrishGen.com surnames channel has hundreds of pages outlining the origin, meaning and history/development of the main Irish surnames which should help you in your Irish Genealogy research. The webite also has a large number of useful links.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006, 11:54:59 PM »
The Open University has three twelve week courses starting in February, May and October 2007 called "Start Writing Family History." There's also a unit Learning Outcomes which considers the immense information resource that is the World Wide Web. You will learn how to use search engines confidently to locate information and images on the Web. This unit contains some information which should be helpful as well as interesting to those members looking for their ancestors.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 01:49:50 AM »
I've pointed out various web sites to visit but it appears I've omitted to mention the places in Belfast where you can go to get information about the ancestors you are researching.

Here's a list of addresses:

Belfast Central Library - Newspaper Library
Ground Floor, Library Street, Belfast BT1 1 EA Phone: (028) 9050 9117 Fax: (028) 9033 2189

Belfast Central Library - Ulster and Irish Studies
Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1 EA Phone: 028 9050 9199 Fax: 028 9033 2819 Email: [email protected]

Belfast City Hall Registrar's Office. Phone: 028 9027 0274.
The office has an archive of almost 4000 Belfast marriage registers from 1845, which you can also get from the registrarís office if you know the exact date and place of the marriage.

GRONI, Oxford House, 49 - 55 Chicester Street, Belfast BT1 4HL
Tel: (048) 9025 2000 Fax: (048) 9025 2044 Email: [email protected]

LDS Family History Centre, 403, Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 2GU Tel: (028) 9076 8250
When planning a visit, it is advisable to make arrangements in advance.
The Genealogy Library is open Wednesdays and Thursdays - 10.00 to 16.00 and on Saturdays: 09.00 - 13.00

Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB
Phone: +44 (0)28 9032 1707 Fax: +44 (0)28 9043 8586 Email: [email protected]

North of Ireland Family History Society Library, Mount Masonic Centre, 45, Park Avenue, Belfast, BT4 1PU. The Library and Office are on the upper floor, turn right at the top of the stairs and the library is on the right hand side of corridor. Opening Hours: Saturday ...10:30 - 12:30  Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30

The Police Museum, PSNI Headquarters, 65, Knock Road, Belfast BT5 Phone: (028) 9065 0222 ext: 22499
The Museum holds microfilm copies of the Royal Irish Constabulary service records 1822-1922, the originals of which are held at the Public Record Office at Kew in London.

The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6DW,

PRONI, 66, Balmoral Avenue, Belfast BT9 6NY Tel: (028) 9025 5891 Fax: (028) 9025 5999

Ulster Historical Foundation, Unit 7, Cotton Court, Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2ED, Phonel: (028) 9033 2288 .


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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007, 10:28:56 AM »
Genealogy Search Engines

GenealogyLocator.com Search this huge database of over 200,000 Free Genealogy and Family History Resources covering all areas of genealogy, including research tools, surnames, learning and tutorials sites, finding and organizing your ancestors and family trees, family history and records, and geographic locations.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 07:42:36 PM »
A new site for people requiring Lookups is Mary Lennon's Look-Ups. I'm sure all Belfast Forum members would like to wish Mary the Best of Luck with this new addition to her great website.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 06:31:41 AM »
Katy Moffitt's Genealogy Page - Surnames - ABCs of Genealogy Links may help a few members of the Forum to add some more names to their family tree. If you have your own website containing the family history of your ancestors go to the bottom of Katy's page where you'll find her email address and an invite from her requesting people to post her a message containing their URLs so that their names may be added to the list. I noticed two of the links contained Belfast families ... Leaburn and Palmer.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007, 02:56:47 PM »
Members interested in using photography as a means of recording their family history may be interested in the article in About: Genealogy titled Tips for Taking Great Cemetery Pictures. I look forward to seeing those great cemetery photographs.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007, 03:02:00 PM »
The International Surname Navigator allows you to search multiple databases with one entry.   

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2007, 02:48:23 PM »
IrelandLocal.ie contains three pages of links to sites which may be useful to people doing genealogy research.

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Re: Are you just starting Family History research?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2007, 11:03:59 AM »
Hello,

There are so many helpful sites on line now compared with 5 years ago
I found it best when researching my own family  to locate them first in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 and then move on from there via the cancellation books to the 1901 census.

I found www.ulsterancestry.com to be very helpful. They replied quickly to my e mail requests and were polite and professional in their approach.
They were able to get me  vital information were other agencies had failed.

best wishes
James

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Research Links for Forum Members
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2011, 06:33:08 PM »
Hi all just thought we should have a thread where we can all put links we know of that will assist anyone with their research on Family Trees and so on.
 
So if you have any could you post them here and keep them all in one place if that would be possible.  I will log all mine and post them.
 
Grateful Thanks,
 
Erin
 
 
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Re: Research Links for Forum Members
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2011, 07:11:41 PM »
Great idea.

I found this site very useful when tracing my great uncle who was at sea in WW1.

Maritime Quest

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

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Re: Research Links for Forum Members
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2011, 07:20:00 PM »
Ancestor Search.

Free genealogy search

http://www.searchforancestors.com/