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Belfast History and Memories / Re: York Street
« Last post by walshman on Today at 04:37:30 AM »
sorry to hear that as you tried so hard to find out about him.
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Old Belfast Photos / Re: THE FALLS IN PICTURES
« Last post by boxer1949 on Yesterday at 11:24:49 PM »
Is this Belfast ?  ???
Divis St to the left is Durham St
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Looking for old friends or family / Re: Looking for my Birth Father
« Last post by jan63 on Yesterday at 11:11:55 PM »

I am trying to trace my biological father, James Carson, born 25th November 1942 in Ireland (Belfast).
His parents were James Carson (1912-?) & Dorcas Scott who lived in the Shankill area. Some addresses they lived at were: Brasse Street & Lecale Street.
I was born on 26th January 1963 in Glasgow and was put up for adoption.
My birth mother was Janet McKay. My birth parents went on to get married in March 1965 at Henry Drummond Church, Glasgow.
At the time of their marriage, my father was living at 107 Caldarvan Street, Glasgow & was employed as a House Painter. My mother lived at 20 Derwent Street, Glasgow & worked as a Clerkess.
The witnesses on their Marriage cert were: John Brown of 42 Kenbaan Street, Belfast and Ann Brown Russell of 11 Regent Moray Street, Glasgow.
After they married, they moved to Ireland and lived in Belfast in Langley Street and also Soudan Street, that was where they lived when they split up.
They divorced and Janet remarried, but I donít know if or when my father remarried and if he continued to live in Soudan Street.
On my fatherís paternal side, he had several aunts & an uncle (who died in infancy) who all lived in the Shankill area: Elizabeth (1909-?); Mary (1910-?); Jane (1914-?); Maud (1915-1992); & William Gorman Carson (1916-1917).
Iím hoping someone might recognise some names, &/or locations that might help with my search.
I understand he may have remarried and have a family who may not know about me, but It would mean a lot to me to find out if my father is still alive and would appreciate any help to find him. thanks

I am trying to trace my biological father, James Carson, born 25th November 1942 in Ireland (Belfast).
His parents were James Carson (1912-?) & Dorcas Scott who lived in the Shankill area. Some addresses they lived at were: Brasse Street & Lecale Street.
I was born on 26th January 1963 in Glasgow and was put up for adoption.
My birth mother was Janet McKay. My birth parents went on to get married in March 1965 at Henry Drummond Church, Glasgow.
At the time of their marriage, my father was living at 107 Caldarvan Street, Glasgow & was employed as a House Painter. My mother lived at 20 Derwent Street, Glasgow & worked as a Clerkess.
The witnesses on their Marriage cert were: John Brown of 42 Kenbaan Street, Belfast and Ann Brown Russell of 11 Regent Moray Street, Glasgow.
After they married, they moved to Ireland and lived in Belfast in Langley Street and also Soudan Street, that was where they lived when they split up.
They divorced and Janet remarried, but I donít know if or when my father remarried and if he continued to live in Soudan Street.
On my fatherís paternal side, he had several aunts & an uncle (who died in infancy) who all lived in the Shankill area: Elizabeth (1909-?); Mary (1910-?); Jane (1914-?); Maud (1915-1992); & William Gorman Carson (1916-1917).
Iím hoping someone might recognise some names, &/or locations that might help with my search.
I understand he may have remarried and have a family who may not know about me, but It would mean a lot to me to find out if my father is still alive and would appreciate any help to find him. Thanks

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Belfast Chat / Re: Should aboration be legal in Northern Ireland?
« Last post by tours on Yesterday at 11:02:00 PM »
Did you watch it. I thought for sure that glass table was getting smashed.
Ronan Mullan...😊 I tip my hat. What a great speaker.
Abortion on demand, right up to full term.
This is what the devils are after...
Ronan exposing them for their "economical with the truth" skulduggery...😠
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Looking for old friends or family / Looking for my Birth Father
« Last post by jan63 on Yesterday at 10:34:57 PM »


I am trying to trace my biological father, James Carson, born 25th November 1942 in Ireland (Belfast).
His parents were James Carson (1912-?) & Dorcas Scott who lived in the Shankill area. Some addresses they lived at were: Brasse Street & Lecale Street.
I was born on 26th January 1963 in Glasgow and was put up for adoption.
My birth mother was Janet McKay. My birth parents went on to get married in March 1965 at Henry Drummond Church, Glasgow.
At the time of their marriage, my father was living at 107 Caldarvan Street, Glasgow & was employed as a House Painter. My mother lived at 20 Derwent Street, Glasgow & worked as a Clerkess.
The witnesses on their Marriage cert were: John Brown of 42 Kenbaan Street, Belfast and Ann Brown Russell of 11 Regent Moray Street, Glasgow.
After they married, they moved to Ireland and lived in Belfast in Langley Street and also Soudan Street, that was where they lived when they split up.
They divorced and Janet remarried, but I donít know if or when my father remarried and if he continued to live in Soudan Street.
On my fatherís paternal side, he had several aunts & an uncle (who died in infancy) who all lived in the Shankill area: Elizabeth (1909-?); Mary (1910-?); Jane (1914-?); Maud (1915-1992); & William Gorman Carson (1916-1917).
Iím hoping someone might recognise some names, &/or locations that might help with my search.
I understand he may have remarried and have a family who may not know about me, but It would mean a lot to me to find out if my father is still alive and would appreciate any help to find him. Thanks

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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Newspaper archives
« Last post by wavey davey on Yesterday at 09:24:14 PM »
There are Microfilm and original copies of most Belfast newspapers at Belfast Central Library. The entrance is down the right hand side of the building and across from the Belfast Telegraph offices. you can print copies for a small fee,

Dave
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Hi Colette,

I went to Milltown today and found it! There wasn't a headstone as such but there was a marker that said Slane.



It was actually right in front of the grave of the Mcmahon family that were murdered during the War of Independence!

They didn't say if there was anyone else buried with him but I might ring up again tomorrow and ask :)
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: Pipe Band Photographs
« Last post by Barry900 on Yesterday at 07:58:54 PM »
Hi Barry900 Was your grandmother in this band? & if so what was her name?  I posted these pics for my sister & she tells me that the pics of Kronberg Castle were taken in the 1960's she does not know the exact date but says it was before 1965 so between 1960 - 1964  hope this helps :)

Thank you for your reply! Yes she was, her name was Myrtle McIntyre. I think this might have been a different trip, however. My grandmother remembers her trip being in 1957 as she believes she was 16 at he time. I can always double check with her that she has the right dates but I wanted to check in advance so as not to raise her hopes that I had found something!
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by SIXTYNINER on Yesterday at 06:56:09 PM »

LIZ, PRINCE ANDREW IS CHARLES' YOUNGER BROTHER, THE ONE WHO MARRIED FERGIE.  HE AND HIS TWO DAUGHTERS WERE SITTING ALONGSIDE KATE IN THE CHURCH.  YES, THE "CELEBRITY GUESTS" - IT'S ALL ABOUT THEM, NOT THE BRIDE AND GROOM.   ::)
MY TWO GRANDCHILDREN WERE ALL EYES AND EARS. ASHLEY (11) GOT EMOTIONAL WHEN THEY WERE SAYING THEIR VOWS.  SHE SAID "I'VE NEVER BEEN TO A WEDDING BEFORE".  :D   ADAM (6) EVERY TIME THERE WAS A LULL, HE WOULD SAY "YOU MAY NOW KISS THE BRIDE", BUT IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THE CHURCH.  THEN WHEN THEY KISSED ON THE STEPS, HE MISSED IT.  :D
KC, I SAW ANDREW AND I THOUGHT  THAT'S WHO YOU MEANT BUT I WAS NOT SURE.  I DID SEE HIM AND HIS TWO  DAUGHTERS, MY THEY WERE TONED DOWN FROM THE LAST WEDDING.   I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY NEVER SAT WITH FERGIE, I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE SAT WITH EACH OTHER.  I SAW HER DO THE WALK AND SHE WAS LAUGHING AND SAYING HALLO TO EVERYONE.  THEY SAID THAT HARRY WANTED HIS AUNT THERE AS HE KEEPS IN TOUCH WITH HER.  WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN THE WEDDINGS.  LIZ :-*
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Girvin / Girvan East Belfast
« Last post by bookstofurnisharoom on Yesterday at 06:22:26 PM »
Many thanks - I have sent you a personal message. .   

Ian
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