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kiwi2011

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Searching for Duff family
« on: November 28, 2018, 09:03:38 PM »
I'm looking to either find any records of or make contact with the descendants of:Jean McCauley who married George Duff born abt.1920 and their children:
Mary Duff born abt. 1940s, Iris Duff, George Duff born abt. 1950s and Jean Duff.
All at one time lived in Belfast. Thank you in advance.

Elwyn

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Re: Searching for Duff family
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 01:53:59 AM »
The problem you face is that the records you are seeking are too recent to be on-line. Births within the past 100 years, marriages within the past 75 and deaths within the past 50 years are not routinely available on-line.  They are accessible but cannot be searched anywhere other than in GRONI & PRONI in Belfast where there are terminals that allow you to search events right up to those registered yesterday.
 
I searched the GRONI site for George & Jeanís marriage up to November 1943 (ie over 75 years) but itís not listed so they must have married after that.
 
Assuming you canít get to GRONI or PRONI, you could employ a researcher to look the records up for you, or you could contact GRONI by e-mail and ask them to search for you. It wouldnít be a complex task but there might be a search fee and you probably would have to buy the certificates. (Theyíll explain). Contact details for ringing or e-mailing GRONI:
 
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/contacts-az/general-register-office-northern-ireland
 
It might be cheaper to hire a researcher, especially if you want to trace forwards from the events given. Researchers in the PRONI area: http://sgni.net
 
If you know roughly when George & Jean died, it might also be worth searching for wills for them, as they will probably name living descendants. But if they died after 1966, thereís nothing on-line and you need to get someone to search the will calendars in PRONI for you.
 
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JimG

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Re: Searching for Duff family
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 03:27:30 PM »

in 1943 there is a George Duff living in Ballysillan Road
runs from 771 Crumlin Road to Old Cavehill Road
41. Duff, George see http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk

there are 3 george Duff burials recorded at
http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/community/burialrecords/burialrecords.aspx each entry has further details incaddresses
George   Duff   68   4 April 1983   7 April 1983   Roselawn Cemetery   
George   Duff   64   27 February 1990   2 March 1990   Roselawn Cemetery
George   Duff   75 Yrs   30 November 1964   2 December 1964   City Cemetery - Glenalina Extension   
check under Jeannie while you are there

try contacting th writer www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=68312.0
good luck


kiwi2011

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Re: Searching for Duff family
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 11:08:11 PM »
Thank you Elwyn and JimG, I will take a look at your links and suggestions.