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Ballymoney Ancestry Links

Below are some useful links to other websites. Please advise us if they are no longer operating. If you would like to add a link, please contact us with the details.

Why not pay a visit to the land of your ancestors? With our website you can find everything you need.

Maintained by Dick Glasgow, a celebrated local traditional musician and newspaper columnist, this site is essential for anyone planning to visit the Causeway area. Listed are the venues where you can go and hear the local traditional music. It is also an opportunity to ask questions on the music, song & rhyme of this area.

Well worth a look for some local culture!

Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust

Long Lost Family
If you are searching for lost family, tracing birth parents, tracing adopted children or siblings or researching long lost relatives, this programme may be of benefit to you. It hopes to help people who are struggling to find enough information to trace their relatives and move closer to a reunion. With a team of experts in tracing and finding people and in providing trained emotional support along the way, this programme will aim to track down lost family members and follow the stories from the search for their relatives through to the reunion.

Genuki - UK & Ireland Genealogy

National Archives of Ireland

National Archives of Ireland 1911 Census

Northern Ireland Statistics and Reseach Agency

The Braid Ballymena, Town Hall Museum and Arts Centre

Passenger Search Ellis Island
"From 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. The ship companies that transported these passengers kept detailed passenger lists, called "ship manifests." Now, thanks to the generous efforts of volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these manifests have been transcribed into a vast electronic archive, which you can easily search to find an individual passenger."

The Public Records Office (in Kew, London) and Historical Manuscripts Commission have amalgamated to form a new body known as the National Archives. Useful information is available at the following sites:

Public Records Office for Northern Ireland

Ulster Historical Foundation
Provide maps of parishes and more online databases for genealogists to explore.

Cyndi's List - Genealogical research websites for Ireland & Northern Ireland

Ballymoney & Moyle Times
To submit a family history inquiry to this newspaper, please visit the Discussion Forum. Please do not submit details via the below web address.

Ulster Ancestry & North Ireland Ancestry.
An Independent Family Researcher unconnected with any other genealogy centre. Ulster Ancestry provide a specialist ancestral research service for those wishing to trace their family origins in Ulster

Glens of Antrim Historical Society

Northern Ireland Online Genealogy Centre

Irish Family History Foundation

Irish Genealogy

Irish Lives Remembered is a FREE to join Genealogy Community to help you locate your Irish ancestors.

Higgins Family of Glenravel, Co. Antrim

Island Ireland - Irish Genealogy & Local History

Lurgan Ancestry

My Irish Ancestry

The UK Gen website

Irish Genealogy Centre - A specialist genealogical research company, providing a range of services to those researching their Irish ancestry, including low-cost assessments, civil, church, land, and probate record research.

Your Irish Roots - Irish Genealogy research- Irish surname history and Irish Coat of Arms,Ancestor Reports, plus information on tracing your Irish Ancestors

IrishGen - A new free collaborative Irish genealogy portal site with surnames, townlands, parishes, records, guides, forums/message boards, interest register, directories and much more. Its only in its infancy. Why not register and sign up for the newsletter (both free)?

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)

Society of Genealogists Northern Ireland

Bill Macafee

Joan Shannon, a local photographer, offers to take photographs of pre-located headstones, houses or other sites of interest for people from overseas who are researching their family history.

Researcher Database

The following individuals complete bespoke research requests for interested parties for a fee. However: would wish users to note that we are not recommending or commending any of the individuals which may be listed, rather the names are provided for information purposes only. Likewise cannot become involved in any way with whatever arrangements may be entered into between the user and the researcher.

Historical Research Associates: Since 1984 Joan Phillipson and Jennifer Irwin have been providing a professional research service throughout Ireland including Genealogical Historical Probate and Birth family research.
Founder members of Association of Ulster Genealogists and Record Agents – AUGRA.
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Kathleen Connolly: Family history research in the North Antrim area, specialising in the Route district and Ballymoney Old Graveyard. 
NIFHS, Coleraine Branch member kate.

Bob Murray: Root & Branch Irish Family Research
Genealogical research and guided genealogical tours undertaken in all counties. 

Brian Watson: FamilyUlster
Conducting research relating to the 6 counties of Northern Ireland, specialising in living relatives search and guided tours to the areas associated with the family history. Member of Society of Genealogists Northern Ireland (SGNI)

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