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Derry Genealogy Centre Heritage Library

Member of the Irish Genealogical Project. This organization has produced many indices and books of use to genealogists. Computerized and indexed listing of the Tithe Books for Counties Derry, Donegal and Fermanagh and the Griffith's records for Counties Derry and Donegal.

Index of passenger lists of Derry ship owners, covering 27,000 emigrants from: 1847-1871. This record shows the addresses in Ireland for those debarking from the port of Derry (typically serving the Counties of Derry, Donegal and Tyrone)*. Available from the Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD (GPC). They have now indexed those emigrants listed in the Ordnance Survey memoirs for Counties Derry and Antrim. These lists give the townland address of the emigrant*. Available from GPC.

Index of 1831 census of Derry. This census names 38,000 heads of household only, along with their townland and street address. The index is now available on microfiche.*

Townland maps for every civil parish in the Provinces of Ulster, Connaught and Munster (26 counties) plus Counties Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow in the Province of Leinster. These maps are available on microfiche.

Complete transcription of the 1901 census for the city and county of Derry. Transcription of Australian transportation registers of 1839 to 1867.

The Centre has completed indexing many of the Catholic and Church of Ireland parish records. For a complete list (8 pages) of their computerized records, write IGSI.

* The IGSI library collection features these publications. Search service available. Visitors welcome.

IGSI has several useful books for Derry research available:

Co Londonderry Sources for Family History, by Brian Mitchell
The Surnames of Derry, by Brian Mitchell
How to Trace Family History in Northern Ireland, by Kathleen Neill, AUGRA & IGCO(RG

Tel: (01504) 37 31 77 FAX: (01504) 37 48 18

14 Bishop Street Derry BT48 6PW Northern Ireland