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688Sandra Muckle



Location: New Zealand
Date: 10.01.2009
Time: 08:17:13
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Being a first time viewer, I am delighted to have found an excellent site to source family details.

Much time and effort has gone into your website, thank you, for providing such a wonderful place to gather information for our families and generations to come.

Any one that is researching the Muckle Family that is connected to the County Down branch and would like to share information please contact me.
687 » Chan Hock Kin




Date: 09.01.2009
Time: 11:05:17
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Looking for my grandfather Chan Hock Kin nee Haighton
686 » Coreen Allen



Location: London, England.
Date: 09.01.2009
Time: 07:45:28
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A great site. Have just found out my Allen family are from Antrim-your site has really helped already. Looking for Ezekiel Allen, bricklayer, born c1852.

Regards

Coreen
685 » William Davidson



Location: Belfast
Date: 08.01.2009
Time: 18:51:54
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Just found your site. Will take time to absorb
684 » Jack Mc Donald



Location: Ireland
Date: 07.01.2009
Time: 17:36:39
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Just to say, again, that it's a terrific site. Makes easy reading to any person interested in history, Genealogy or just reading about things of long ago.
Keep up the fantastic work.
683 » David Harland




Date: 06.01.2009
Time: 05:37:46
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Oops, pardon my previous salutations. I wrote my note before exploring your site and finding out that your name is Ms. Mary Lennon, not Mr. Lennon Wylie!

I can't wait to explore your site further, but I ought to be in bed.
682 » David Harland



Location: Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA
Date: 06.01.2009
Time: 05:30:15
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Dear Mr. Wylie, I cannot image how much labor you have put into this site, but thank you very much. I am just beginning to search for my ancestors. My father's father died before I was born and I know nearly nothing about him. So far I have learned that he came through Ellis Island in 1913 as the young son of Thomas Harland. Thomas gave his wife, Mary's, address as "26 Limepark St. Ligoniel". I found that address in a couple of your registers, though it was listed as "vacant". I did find a Thomas in the 1901 (Names) page. He was listed there as a "hackler"; in the Ellis Island records as a "flax dresser". That seems similar enough to give me hope that these are the same person.

I hope to explore your site more thoroughly in the days to come.

Keep up the great work.
681 » James Hughes



Location: Holywood
Date: 05.01.2009
Time: 14:27:31
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Interesting site with lots of information.

I am attempting to acquire information on the history of a house I lived in when I was much younger. named Riverston House it was situated at the corner of Church Road and Brook Street in Holywood where the Motte is located. The address was 66, Church Road and at one time was inhabited by a Father Murphy but I do not know who built it or who owned the property prior to construction of the house.
680 » Sharon Montgomery



Location: Newtownabbey co Antrim
Date: 04.01.2009
Time: 23:23:53
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I have spent a lot of time browsing your site which I found really interesting. My brother Martin Beattie told me about it. He found our grandfather DJ Bailie listed and has been in contact with you . You are doing a great job!
679 » Janet Miller



Location: new Zealand
Date: 04.01.2009
Time: 04:09:51
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Just love the site.
Am trying to find John Cameron who married Margaret Donaldson in 1889. They had a son Robert John who lived at 20 Adelaide Ave in 1930. Still searching but great fun. A great site to be hold.
678 » Lesley



Location: Australia
Date: 03.01.2009
Time: 12:43:55
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Wonderful sight hope I find my family.
677 » David Graham



Location: Lisburn
Date: 02.01.2009
Time: 19:24:30
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This web site is all good. It's top of my favourites list. thumbup smile lamp
676 » Judy Molesworth




Date: 01.01.2009
Time: 18:19:04
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Hi,
Someone gave me your web-site with a view to researching my Kirkwood ancestors. Could you give me any hints or refer me somewhere? All I know is that William Kirkwood (father James) married Mary Ann Smyth (father John) at the Belfast RO on August 14, 1848. Both said they were 21. Between 1862 and 1865 the family moved to the Manchester area where William died in 1865.
I've done a lot of research on English records, but don't know where to start in Ireland.
Anything!! would be appreciated.

To be honest I haven't checked out your website - that my project for the day! Thanks in advance.
Judy
675 » Bronwyn



Location: Lethbridge, Alberta. Canada.
Date: 01.01.2009
Time: 03:38:27
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Luckily happened upon your site whilst researching family sites for a visit in 2009. Thanks for all your hard work. Great site!!
674 » Rory McAllister



Location: UK
Date: 30.12.2008
Time: 10:55:15
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Combining this site with the 1911 Census of Ireland keeps me very very busy. Thank you for all your hard work & so sorry for you recent bereavement.
673 » Wm Loughran



Location: Canmore, Canada
Date: 29.12.2008
Time: 23:51:57
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This is a fabulous website. A lot of talent and effort has gone into it. I return to it periodically with the hopes of finding another informative gem.

Case in point, I discovered how my grandparents, who married in 1912, met each other. Your 1907 Mossley Street Directory shows their families were close neighbours. lamp
672 » Nigel King




Date: 28.12.2008
Time: 02:28:35
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Whow, what can I say. Don't know how exactly I ended up on your site but here I am now probably 4-5 hours later having exhausted my browsing ability for today anyway. I have many times attempted to start looking at my family tree, which by the way has very strong roots in Thames St as far back as the turn of the 19th century. I have had like so many Belfast folk had relatives killed during both world wars and I think you have just encouraged me finally to take up this particular mantle and discover where the family all started. I have a particular interest in militaria and loved all of the old photos, especially the ones from regiments with roots here, I have seen some of these displayed in various private locations around the province. Thanks for the insight and good luck with your own particular quest.
671 » Bill Campbell



Location: Not sure, but I live in Calgary Alberta Canada
Date: 27.12.2008
Time: 04:24:41

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Very attractive website.
Are you aware that the genealogy links button is not active?

BILL


Reply: Thank you Bill, I fixed that :o]
670 » May O'Toole



Location: Newtownabbey
Date: 22.12.2008
Time: 11:25:09
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Hi Mary
You're doing a great job
May
669 » Coreen Allen



Location: UK
Date: 21.12.2008
Time: 11:04:10
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Just looking up my grt-grandfather, George Allen, born 1877 in Antrim, Belfast, moved to UK & married there in 1904 & also his father, Ezekiel Allen, born Belfast (possibly Carrickfergus). All I know about him is that he was a bricklayer. (From sons M/C).
668 » GERARD SLOAN



Location: BALLYNAHINCH
Date: 19.12.2008
Time: 11:54:50
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wink I WANTED TO RESEARCH THE HISTORY OF A MEDAL I HAVE ,WHICH IS INSCRIBED : ' PRESENTED TO MR. R. MULLAN BY THE CHAIRMAN OF PARKS COMMITTEE TOGETHER WITH PURSE OF SOVEREIGNS FOR SAVING LIFE OF A GIRL IN ALEXANDER PARK APRIL 5TH 1905 ' I WENT TO THE ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF PEOPLE IN BUSINESS/TRADE AND FOUND TWO PEOPLE WHO POSSIBLY FIT MY RESEARCH:
MULLAN ROBT. PARK RANGER, 16 AGNES STREET.
MULLAN ROBT. PARK RANGER, 22 DARGLE STREET.
THAT'S AS FAR AS I'VE MANAGED TO GET SO FAR. UNLESS YOU KNOW MORE?
A REALLY SUPERB SITE, THANK YOU SO!!
667 » Sharon/USA



Location: USA
Date: 18.12.2008
Time: 06:09:36
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This is an absolute gem of a web site. Totally awesome.

I found my great grandfather, Hugh HATTON at 19 Theresa St. in Belfast. Such a blessing to actually see his name.

Thank you'
Sharon
666 » Margaret walker



Location: England
Date: 18.12.2008
Time: 00:45:07
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I'm looking for FORTINGALE STREET around 1920-1922. My Granda came from there and I would love any information/pics or history on it from around that time. Also BRENNAN STREET in Belfast also as he married a local spinner, called Rollins from there so I'm told. Many thanks. I hope this wee site can help me as I'm running out of options.
665 » Anstice G. Parke



Location: About half my forbears lived in Belfast at some time or other
Date: 18.12.2008
Time: 00:03:06
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I hope this message gets through, as I am very grateful for all the information you have provided about my family's history.
664 » Anne



Location: Australia
Date: 17.12.2008
Time: 21:09:34
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McLoskey, John born 1790 Ireland; was in Greenock, Scotland by 1830 married to Mary Ann Brooks (also born in Ireland). He was a successful merchant tailor in Greenock. He moved with family to Liverpool around 1850 and then back to a farm at Rostrevor, Co Down, Ireland before leaving for Australia. I am looking for information on his life and family in Ireland - particularly relatives today!
663 » Maris




Date: 17.12.2008
Time: 15:13:13
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Good site
Looking for George Frederick von Swan - was living in Linda Cottage, Dunmurry in 1865.
662 » Joe Brennan



Location: Adelaide Australia
Date: 17.12.2008
Time: 11:09:11
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just looking up streets and year of construction
661 » David Bradley



Location: Moneyrea
Date: 16.12.2008
Time: 15:58:04
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The article on Groomsport brings a tear to my eye. My grandmother was Sarah Clarke, the assistant at the school for many years. I note my father (Noel) Victor Bradley receiving a mention as 'proceeding to the grammar school' in 1942. My grandmother married James Bradley and they lived at 114 Donaghadee Road. My grandfather died when my father was just 14 and he had to leave Bangor Grammar in 1946 to go to sea with the Head Line as an apprentice to support the family. There were 5 children, my Aunt Verena (still alive in England aged 84), tow boys who died as young children, my late father and my Uncle Robin, still alive and living in Australia. I myself was brought up in my early years at 41 The Hill. Our neighbours were the Barnes at 39 and Fanny Waterson at 37. I was a true 'Port yen' - born and bred in the village and christened in the Presbyterian Church. I will be sending the link far and wide as family and friends will love the article.

David Bradley
660 » Jack Mc Donald



Location: Portlaoise Co Laois
Date: 15.12.2008
Time: 18:17:37
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Excellent site with 'tons' of info.
My site has an archive section that includes any info I can gather on Laois (Queens County) people, would it be possible that I could 'quote' some of your items about Laois (Queens County) people and include them on my site?
Thanking you,
Jack
659 » Kevin Murphy



Location: Belfast
Date: 15.12.2008
Time: 15:05:07
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I am trying to find were my grandmother and grandfather were
marred Mary Ann Connolly to George Thompson they lived at 51
pound street in the old pound loney in1947 any help would be
grateful thanks Kevin
658 » Kevin Murphy



Location: Belfast
Date: 15.12.2008
Time: 14:45:22
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hi I'm looking for st directory for pound st Belfast 1930s
if you could help please, Kevin.
657 » Richard Gilfillan



Location: N I
Date: 14.12.2008
Time: 21:43:02
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super site. will give hours of pleasure to browse. love the old motorcycle photos
656 » Nuala Mahon



Location: London
Date: 13.12.2008
Time: 10:18:42
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Hi Just wanted to say great site you must have put a lot of hard work and time into it well done and thank you.
655 » Liz Carnell



Location: Harrogate UK
Date: 12.12.2008
Time: 20:27:26
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Thanks to your wonderful resource I have now found what I believe to be my great great grandfather William Hyde, a mechanic, in Cullingtree Place, Belfast in 1852, and I think also his father Richard, a foreman at Mr. Harper's foundry in Wilson St.
Would love to hear from anyone who is searching for Hyde family in Belfast or surrounding area as I am not sure where the family originated but suspect as they married in Presbyterian churches they may originally have been Scots. Not sure how to check that out though so if anyone has ideas please let me know.
Thanks
654 » BILL GRAY



Location: BELFAST LIVING IN ENGLAND
Date: 10.12.2008
Time: 12:45:25
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I M TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER WILLIAM ALLEN OF DUNDEE ST .HE MARRIED MY GRANNY ELIZABETH "LILY" ALLEN. BUT SADLY DIED YOUNG .HAVE MY MUMS MEMORIES OF HIM BUT VERY VAGUE ABOUT HIS FAMILY. WOULD APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE. GREAT SITE thumbup . lamp
653 » martin Beattie



Location: Whitehead, N. Ireland
Date: 09.12.2008
Time: 20:07:01
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My grandfather D. J. Bailie fought with the 8th HAA in France and Burma. I have a diary and some photographs and have always meant to look into the history etc. of the regiment. I found your site while browsing and don't know if the afore mentioned items would be of interest to anyone.
I'm going to look at the site now it looks interesting.
652 » Jane Barton




Date: 06.12.2008
Time: 18:17:43
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Looking for Earl St, Belfast where my ancestors lived before arriving in Liverpool in 1871
William John Childs and wife Margaret Henderson
651 » Marjorie King



Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Date: 06.12.2008
Time: 08:21:11
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Interesting, but hard to find names of business if one doesn't know the street.
650 » Don Fay



Location: Co Down
Date: 02.12.2008
Time: 11:16:49
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Surname JONAS

1877 street directory
73 Wall Street, Belfast. Jonas, Wm., builder and carpenter

1880 street directory,
not at - 73 Wall Street. Jonas, Wm.
but - Jones, William J., carpenter and builder, 3 Hope Street, Belfast

1898
marriage of Joseph Henry Jonas (plumber) and Elizabeth Bickerstaff
fathers: Joseph Jonas (carpenter) and Nathaniel Bickerstaff (traveller)
witnesses: Enoch Bickerstaff and Maggie Bickerstaff

1900
109 Melrose Street
birth of Elizabeth Ellan Jonas

1901 street directory
Melrose Street, Belfast
107. Biggerstaff, N., traveller
109. Jonas, J. H., plumber

1901 census of Ireland
Joseph H Jonas, Head of family, Church of Ireland, aged 27, plumber, born Glasgow
Elizabeth Jonas, wife, Church of Ireland, aged 27,, born Glenavy Co Antrim
Elisabeth E Jonas, daughter, Church of Ireland,, aged 11 months

1903
40 Donnybrook Street
birth of Nathaniel Gaiters Jonas

1905
40 Donnybrook Street
birth of Josephine Jonas

1906
20 Donnybrook Street
birth of Julia Jane Jonas

1907 street directory
Jonas, J. H., plumber, 20 Donnybrook Street

1910 street directory
20 Donnybrook Street. Jones, Jos. H., plumber

Family tradition says that J.H. Jonas came from Chester, England.

Don 2nd December 2008
649 » Don Fay



Location: Co Down
Date: 01.12.2008
Time: 21:33:25
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Very useful. Thank you.
648 » Kate




Date: 28.11.2008
Time: 21:54:09
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What a wonderful site, thank you for collating it all
647 » Hiliary



Location: Coleraine
Date: 25.11.2008
Time: 16:45:04
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Excellent site. Many thanks for all the hard work in collating so much information!
646 » martin shields



Location: Dundalk co Louth
Date: 24.11.2008
Time: 23:57:58
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my two great uncles Patrick and Thomas Murphy took part in ww1, I would love to trace their service records.
two brothers born in Dunleer co Louth.
645 » Roy Johnston



Location: Canada
Date: 24.11.2008
Time: 22:21:33
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Site keeps getting better Mary and thank you. For N'orn Iron readers, I run the Exiles_Files@yahoogroups.com which is all about our homeland. We are over 70 strong and scattered all over the world. Contact is by e-mail with most attachments allowed. (yahoo!) If it's craic you are after, then take a gander and write me if interested. Great fun and great friends, all in one site. Non-partisan please.
J R aka Roy Johnston in Edmonton, Alberta.
644 » John A Davison



Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Toronto & St Petersburg, Fl
Date: 24.11.2008
Time: 22:11:48
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Re The Franconia passenger list (April 1955).

I am the “Master J A Davison” shown on the passenger list. Unfortunately the reference after my name to the autograph on the menu (next to Japan) is incorrect. I did not sign the menu, I believe it is the signature of a Mr. J De Vine – perhaps you can rectify that the next time you update the sheet.

My brother Bill (Master W F Davison) resides in Florida, I live back in the UK (returned in 1975) with my family. My father (Mr. W F Davison) passed away in Florida in 1992 and my mother Mrs. E E Davison passed away in 2002 also in Florida.

It was wonderful to see the names of long forgotten friends – friendships made on that voyage. We are still in touch with the Healey family (Mr. J & Mrs. Healey). They reside near my brother in St Petersburg.

It would be nice to hear from other fellow passengers.

John A Davison
643 » WILLIAM DAVISON



Location: NOW ST PETERSBURG, FL USA
Date: 24.11.2008
Time: 21:46:03
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WONDERFUL SITE. I AM THE "MASTER W DAVISON", AGE 8, WHO CAME OVER ON THIS VOYAGE. MY PARENTS MR. W F DAVISON AND WIFE ESTHER ARE NOW DECEASED. BROTHER JOHN A DAVISON LIVES IN ENGLAND (HUNTINGDONSHIRE). THE SITE SAYS HIS SIGNATURE IS BY "JAPAN" AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HIS HANDWRITING. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN 13 ON THIS VOYAGE AND HAS NO CONNECTION WITH JAPAN. WE ALSO KNOW MR. AND MRS. J HEALEY WHO NOW LIVE IN SUN CITY NEAR BRADENTON, FL. THEIR SON, NOW DECEASED, HELD A WORLD SPEED RECORD FOR A CERTAIN SIZE - TYPE OF VEHICLE AND WAS AIRMAN OF THE YEAR IN THE USAF. WONDERFUL SITE. GOOD WORK.
642 » bill porter




Date: 23.11.2008
Time: 11:33:10
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excellent web site, well done. Researching WILLIAM PORTER was a private in the 19th regt. can anyone help me about this regt. was married to ISABELLA GILLESPIE in 1881.
641 » Margarette McDowell Stout



Location: U.S.
Date: 22.11.2008
Time: 19:42:52
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Thanks for a great site. I am researching John McDowell born 1759 Ireland father ?William. John married Esther Harrison.
Other names Creigh and McCleary from Ireland.
640 » Brendan McConvery




Date: 22.11.2008
Time: 16:00:59
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This is a marvellous resource especially all those Belfast street directories. Impressed by how much work you have put into it. Many thanks.
B
639 » Maurice Irvine



Location: Canada
Date: 20.11.2008
Time: 21:47:32
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Good work !!

Interested to see "Christy" Kernaghan living in Balfour Ave in 1910. I knew him in the late 1940's, and served with his son.

Just found your site while looking for a location (address?):
Greenmount, Crossen, Lisburn where a relative Wm Irvine returned to from Canada in 1919 after service in the CEF.
638 » Joan Smyth



Location: Belfast
Date: 20.11.2008
Time: 15:04:37
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I am looking for any information on my great uncle, William Hamilton who was killed in action on 23 November 1917 whilst on active service with 8/9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Hope someone can help. His mother, Lucy Hamilton lived at 28 Canton Street, Belfast at this time. smile
637 » g




Date: 19.11.2008
Time: 09:16:50
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thank you
636 » Kathy (Hillis) Dickinson



Location: Averill Park, NY, USA
Date: 16.11.2008
Time: 21:45:26

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Looking for my cousin, Heather Irwin, to keep in contact with her.

Nice site! Am adding it to my favorites.

haleasdollclothes@yahoo.com

web site : http://www.haleasdollclothes.com/
635 » Danny Quigg




Date: 16.11.2008
Time: 18:45:22
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Excellent site. Time is lost when I get started looking through all those listings
634 » Bob Gibson



Location: Belfast
Date: 15.11.2008
Time: 20:33:29
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Thank you for providing this excellent resource.

I have just discovered your site, have to bookmark it quick before I forget

regards

Bob Gibson
633 » William Taylor



Location: Antrim
Date: 15.11.2008
Time: 14:27:20
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Just found your site and am going to browse now. Have great expectations going by all the great comments. Thank you.
632 » Bill McCracken



Location: Roots - Ireland, now in British Columbia
Date: 15.11.2008
Time: 06:54:27
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Thank you for posting the Belfast directories. I have found a couple of my relatives as well as their occupation. Very Interesting!
631 » Trevor Hall



Location: Belfast
Date: 14.11.2008
Time: 00:55:22
Rating:
Excellent site
630 » Irene Tulik ( Torney )



Location: Edmonton Alberta , Canada
Date: 13.11.2008
Time: 17:52:46
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Great Site, Thank You, looking for long lost family
629 » Cornelius O'Hale



Location: Newry
Date: 13.11.2008
Time: 14:02:13
Rating:
Very informative, gives an insight as to what trade or calling
the people you are searching for are involved in.
Well done will search again.
628 » Marie Doherty



Location: Belfast
Date: 13.11.2008
Time: 02:42:04
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great site. I am trying to trace Carliles from Cork. My grandmother Sarah Carlile (born 1882) married John Monaghan(born1877) Ballyleck, Monaghan. They had three boys and three girls. They lived in St. Peters parish in Belfast. I would like to hear from either of their families.
627 » John Young



Location: Downpatrick
Date: 11.11.2008
Time: 13:28:51
Rating:
Great site. Makes searching and conformation a lot easier for anyone just starting the long haul. thanks for your hard work
626 » Christina



Location: N. Wales
Date: 10.11.2008
Time: 14:19:42
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great site but can't find any one with LUBY/ LOOBY RELATIONS I would be grateful if for any help. Annie Luby married Thomas Craig may 1906 in st Patrick's catholic chapel Belfast. her father was a sailor but don't know any more about him.
ANNIE LOOBY/LUBY 31 STANHOPE ST....FATHER...FRANCIS LUBY
SAILOR
THOMAS CRAIG 53 NAIL ST....FATHER...THOMAS CRAIG LABOURER . thank you
625 » John



Location: Dundonald
Date: 05.11.2008
Time: 17:27:03
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I was given your details by a friend who collects war medals.
I am trying to find details of my father's service record but cannot find his regimental number.
He was in the T.A. in Belfast and was in an Ackack regiment near Larne when the war started. He often said he went on a 2 week training stint which lasted 6 years.
He served at Dunkirk in North Africa and Italy.
Is there anyway I can find his number. I have written to the army but they need this.
624 » Phillip Crossan



Location: Dublin
Date: 03.11.2008
Time: 00:25:14
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Excellent , a mine of information. Needed some information on Bailleborough. thx
623 » Virginia Taylor



Location: Bedford, Texas
Date: 01.11.2008
Time: 15:44:03
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My husband's grandfather. Richard Emerson Taylor Sr. was born in County Down in 1859. He immigrated to New Jersey in 1875. He died in 1932 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He made one trip back to Ireland to visit relatives. I found your Web site very interesting but I haven't yet found any of his Taylor relatives. (McMahon, Mann (a bakery) Black, and more.) Thank you for posting so much information.
622 » Elinor Williams



Location: Australia
Date: 30.10.2008
Time: 22:46:16
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I am interested in my great grandparents history - Nixon Gordon (Gordan) and Sarah Lyons from Cooey. I have found interesting facts on this site that I've not been able to discover before.
621 » Pat



Location: East Belfast
Date: 30.10.2008
Time: 19:27:00
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I wink am just starting out to do the family tree and I got validation from the street directory in 1901 that a relative did live there at that time. Thank you ever so much. wink thumbup
620 » Sandra McManaus



Location: Northern Ireland
Date: 29.10.2008
Time: 23:48:28
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This is a brilliant site
Congratulations to who set it up
I have found relatives on both side of the family tree I am researching.
WELL DONE GREAT SITE
619 » Isabella Weir (Canning)



Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date: 29.10.2008
Time: 04:54:06
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This is an excellent web-page...congratulation to the person/people who have gone to alot of work pulling this much information together. I have been able to see my grandfathers occupation and address. Thank you all for such an enjoyable search.....
618 » Brenda mannagh



Location: Belfast
Date: 29.10.2008
Time: 01:55:51
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I have for months now been searching for the address in Belfast of my great grandfathers wigmakers and perfumers late 1800 s. He came from France, surname Durand, and at one time lived in 25 Tates avenue Belfast. His son ,Bertie Durand, became a well known pianist, my grandfather.
I managed to find his memoirs from the Belfast Telegraph,1954. I'm not sure if you can help, but would be so grateful for any lead. I am also going to try and find out if I have any relatives in France, but don't know what area he came from. This would mean so much to me,
thank you Brenda
617 » Carol Balshaw



Location: Victoria Australia
Date: 28.10.2008
Time: 04:35:49
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Interesting site Mary. Thank You.

I am trying to find any information on Daniel McAnally from Ballyclose (or Ballyclosh) Cullybackey. He had a farm in Ballyclose when my grandfather visited during a furlough he had in 1918.

If anyone has any information I would be interested to hear from them.
616 » ELAINE MULVEY



Location: Yorkshire, England
Date: 27.10.2008
Time: 18:53:04
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smile Very good site. I am looking for MULVEYS before 1881 any help PLEASE.
615 » Harold Skelton



Location: Scotland
Date: 26.10.2008
Time: 20:02:08
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Mary can I correct my entry that I made yesterday I said that I was from Belfast Northern Ireland BUT I now live in Scotland , I thought I had better put the record straight, thank you , still a great site.

Harold Skelton
614 » Rob & Patti Murray-Smith



Location: Kent, England
Date: 26.10.2008
Time: 11:54:19
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A terrific site! We are both researching our ancestors in Northern Ireland -

Mine are Mulholland/Bell (with Allan, Ingram, Gilmore, Marmion) from around Aghalee, Co Antrim and Robinson/Cherry from Coragh, near Loughgall, Co Armagh - all emigrated to Canada in the 1860s.
Rob's are Smith/Jamison/Ruddock/Houston from Belfast and Dromore, Co Down areas
We made some good progress on Rob's!
613 » Harold Skelton



Location: Belfast Northern Ireland
Date: 25.10.2008
Time: 21:36:43
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Terrific site could spend a lifetime on it, any Skeltons in the Arlington / Newark New Jersey area please contact me my Uncle Samuel Skelton & my aunt Bella Skelton Settled there & I have cousins William & two called Harriet any news would be great even from their off spring. I have lot of photos of you.
612 » M Gallagher



Location: Dublin/Belfast
Date: 25.10.2008
Time: 18:13:23
Rating:
Great resource. Many Thanks
611 » John A. Shaw



Location: Christchurch New Zealand
Date: 24.10.2008
Time: 13:51:41
Rating:
Very good layout and easy to follow. A lot of information contained in this site. Have been to Belfast and Ballycastle to trace HAMILL ancestors.
610 » M. Aiken



Location: Belfast
Date: 24.10.2008
Time: 01:54:31
Rating:
Just found this site - great source of information. Found my gt. gt. grandfather's address for 1880 - wished I had found it earlier. Keep up the good work
609 » Julie



Location: Belfast Shankill road
Date: 23.10.2008
Time: 15:48:58
Rating:
I'm searching for information about my great uncle. I'm new to all this and this has been the best site so far. Please can anyone help? I don't no much about him except his name was jimmy Wilson from the Shankill road Belfast he was in the 8th divison from Belfast and went missing in action in Burma I think he might have been in an aircraft I'm not to sure. I would be grateful if someone new him or knows something about it. Thank you.
608 » Patrice Dugan




Date: 23.10.2008
Time: 15:15:31
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Researching: Jordan, Dugan, Gilmore.
607 » James Graham Geddis



Location: Belfast
Date: 20.10.2008
Time: 20:39:14
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Still looking for the Geddis family from Cupar Street and/or Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast around 1900 - anyone out there who can help. Thank you
James Graham Geddis
606 » Angela Knox



Location: Northern Ireland
Date: 20.10.2008
Time: 19:31:02
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Hi Mary
Thank you for all your hard work and giving up your time to do this website. This website has helped me a great deal with my family history as without it I would be lost. Thanks again it is appreciated.

Angela thumbup thumbup thumbup smile smile smile smile
605 » Alan Sherritt



Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 19.10.2008
Time: 04:53:25
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Anyone from Ireland who might be a relative. We want to contact you. We have relatives in North Dakota and Canada.
604 » Vivienne Ray



Location: Belfast
Date: 19.10.2008
Time: 04:32:43
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What a wonderful site. Many thanks for all your hard work. It is helping me so much and will keep on doing so.
Cheers
Vivienne Ray
603 » Yvonne Burrows



Location: Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Date: 17.10.2008
Time: 15:33:08
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Thank you so much for all your hard work I use your web site on a daily basis tracing my family tree in Belfast, it is so easy to use GREAT JOB!!
Yvonne
602 » Mary McLelland



Location: Ridgeway Ontario Canada
Date: 17.10.2008
Time: 05:25:13
Rating:
What a find! The McClellands left Ireland in 1847. My g-g-grandfather told my dad they came from Belfast in the County Down which always confused me & it is only recently I came to realize he probably meant Ballymacarrett as my Dad said he thought it might be "Bally M something." Unfortunately my Dad is gone now too. I loved reading your site & I'll be back. Thank you for all your hard work.
601 » Mary Boal



Location: Castlereagh Belfast
Date: 17.10.2008
Time: 00:42:17
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my grandparents john Craig and Sarah Jane Craig and their daughter lived at 10 Whitestar st Newtownards road Belfast. in 1913 but unable to find their names in the census books, can you help. thanking you Mary Boal.
600 » Maggie



Location: USA
Date: 15.10.2008
Time: 21:58:30
Rating:
M thumbup ary, bless you. You have been working very hard on your site. Great work!
599 » Wendy Coleman



Location: Lincolnshire
Date: 14.10.2008
Time: 16:39:12
Rating:
thumbup
What an interesting site, it was recommended, and I shall be back.
so much to see.
598 » Irene pelt



Location: Australia
Date: 14.10.2008
Time: 05:46:04
Rating:
Hi
I'm looking for my grandparents who lived at 13 Wolfe st Belfast in 1914 I would like to get some census information but don't know where to start the English side is so easy but the Irish side is more difficult This is a great site smile
597 » Irene pelt



Location: Bloomfield Belfast
Date: 14.10.2008
Time: 05:37:21
Rating:
HI
I'm looking for the Davidson family who were living at 13 Wolfe St in 1914 it is an excellent site I have found a Davidson living in Wolfe St prior to this time with the wrong initial, so I'm wondering if this is him but under another name. They moved to 27 Fraser St sometime later. wink
596 » Iris Nicholl



Location: Carrickfergus
Date: 13.10.2008
Time: 22:47:40
Rating:
I have visited your excellent site a few times. I am trying to find details of my Grandfather who was killed on 1st.July,1916 at the Battle of the Somme, but with no success. His name was Thomas Joseph Allen and he served with the 36th.Ulster Division. sad sad
595 » Eddie Vincent



Location: Born - 38 Wall street February 1927
Date: 11.10.2008
Time: 14:46:26
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what a wonderful home of information MAUREEN IN Vancouver introduce me to it and it is still providing me with reading and memories I went to St. Patrick's Elementary School Donegal street and lived in 38 Wall Street corner of wall and Upton Streets all the best of luck to my Belfast friends
594 » Ruth Jackson



Location: Dublin
Date: 10.10.2008
Time: 14:20:21
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Wonderful web site thank you. It is the first time I have found any record of my ancestors existence - apart from the family tree written by my Uncle - not sure it is all right.
Great great grandfather was Frederick Mathews. His father was Robert Mathews and there it stops, Robert Mathews parents have and will remain a mystery.
593 » timothy Finlay



Location: co. Clare, Ireland
Date: 10.10.2008
Time: 00:38:15
Rating:
Hi, Very interesting site. Came on it by accident.
My fathers people came from co. Laois known as Queens County.
I would like to know where the name originally came from.
I have been told Inverness, Scotland.
Thanking you for any information,
Timothy Finlay
592 » Michael Murray




Date: 09.10.2008
Time: 01:15:29
Rating:
Great site thumbup Searching for Wightman (and all the other spellings) Mount Street 1916 and before. I'll be back! wink
591 » Mary



Location: Australia
Date: 06.10.2008
Time: 05:33:00
Rating:
hi, just been given your website and it's great, I'm looking for my dad's family, Thomas Stewart) they lived in Agnes st, Shankill, in the 1920s 30s and as far as I know up to and after 1960's maybe even before the 1020's, if anyone cane help me to find out about them I'd be very grateful.
MAGIC SITE.
cheers m s.
590 » Jim Deeds



Location: Belfast
Date: 05.10.2008
Time: 21:45:44
Rating:
Great site. I have been looking for relatives from the 1850s onwards. Their name was Deids/Deeds. They came from Johnston's Court in the 1870s. Unfortunately we are some of the little people in red you talk about! thumbdown Ah well. Anyone who can help post a message here if that is ok. Thanks for the effort you have put in on this site. It is great and I will be back. smile
589 » Roselyn WATSON



Location: London. UK
Date: 05.10.2008
Time: 18:55:11
Rating:
Thank You so much for your helpful site.

Eileen STEWART
of Stranmillis Road.
her daughter:
Margaret, Vera WATSON (nee. Stewart)
her husband:
Joseph, Hanson WATSON (Test Pilot Observer)
31, Pretoria Street.
children:
Michael, S. WATSON.
TWINS:
Stephen, Christopher WATSON
Peter, Hanson WATSON.
wife of peter:
Roselyn WATSON
child:
Samantha, Eileen GREENWOOD (nee. Watson)
mother of three boys
588 » Brigid Adams



Location: Belfast
Date: 05.10.2008
Time: 12:25:46
Rating:
thanks to u  I've found where my grandparents lived in 1910 great site wish I'd found it earlier
587 » Alistair Hamilton



Location: Belfast
Date: 04.10.2008
Time: 20:40:05
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Have just discovered my Grandad was in the 21st batt of the 8th Belfast and found some brilliant info on him thanks to this great site...will be back again.
586 » K. Parrish



Location: Evergreen, Colorado
Date: 04.10.2008
Time: 19:06:30
Rating:
Thank you for all the hard work in putting this information online. Thanks to you I found a reference to my great grandfather, Hugh Jamison, rope spinner, who lived at 83 Chatham St. in 1901. My grandfather, William Jamison joined the military in 1903 and married my grandmother Rose Anne Maguire at Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne in 1910. Every little piece of information helps further the story! Thanks again thumbup
585 » James Graham Geddis



Location: Belfast
Date: 04.10.2008
Time: 19:00:22
Rating:
I smile enjoyed using the website but did not find the names/streets I was looking for. I am searching for Geddis in Cupar Street/Ainsworth Avenue around 1900-1906 - if anyone can help, feel free!
584 » Terry Stewart



Location: Cumbernauld
Date: 04.10.2008
Time: 18:54:05
Rating:
Had googled an ancestor's name, Gilbert Weir. Lo and behold he is mentioned twice in the 1861 Belfast Directory - in Queens Square where he was a muslin manufacturer and his home address of Lockview, Antrim Road.
Great site
583 » Albert Bradshaw



Location: Essex, England
Date: 04.10.2008
Time: 15:51:00
Rating:
Hi Mary, excellent website you have here.
p.s. I used to work with you in the Maxol garage in Bryansburn Rd. Bangor, around 1978/79.
makes me feel really old, thinking that it was 30 years ago. It seems more like 3 years ago.
Anyway keep up the good work, the site is very impressive.
582 » D. Steele



Location: Tandragee
Date: 04.10.2008
Time: 09:45:17
Rating:
Great site , will be back.....
581 » McNeill



Location: Belfast
Date: 03.10.2008
Time: 16:45:56
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nice to read all those lovely comments about your website heard about it from my brother have passed it on to few more people
580 » Arthur McAuley



Location: Ardoyne Belfast
Date: 02.10.2008
Time: 20:24:04
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I am trying to trace McAuley b from castle st Ballymena he was a hairdresser in 1910 hope someone can help. great site. mileys:smile]
579 » Annette Phillips



Location: Panama city Florida
Date: 02.10.2008
Time: 01:15:18
Rating:
I am looking for history on Sir Robert Paul, Ballyglan, Woodstown,
my family lived in Mount Alto back in the 1970's. I have Sir Robert Paul' top hat. And I would just like to know more about the Paul's. wink
578 » HUGH T. MCQUADE



Location: USA MICHIGAN
Date: 01.10.2008
Time: 18:51:15
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I am looking for information about my ancestors Hugh and Sarah McQuade(McQuaid) Hugh came from Trillick. According to records I found he and the family left there around 1830's

Thanks,

Hugh T. McQuade
577 » Irene McCann



Location: Whiteabbey
Date: 01.10.2008
Time: 13:59:47
Rating:
smile excellent site unfortunately haven't time at the minute to work my way round it will definitely be back!!
576 » Amanda



Location: Belfast
Date: 01.10.2008
Time: 10:42:44
Rating:
smile Great site, have great fun browsing, keep it upsmile
575 » James McClurg



Location: Newtownabbey
Date: 28.09.2008
Time: 20:20:22
Rating:
A really outstanding site I found my father old Address, in fact the house he was born in. It is the best wee site I have come
across Jim
574 » George Johnson



Location: Westbank, British Columbia, Canada.
Date: 24.09.2008
Time: 19:11:47
Rating:
Just an excellent web-site ! Incredible.

My G.G.G.Grandfather Robert Bradshaw, a banker in Belfast, died there in 1819. I am wondering if there is an available Will for him.

I am also seeking information on his sister, known only as
"Miss Bradshaw", who is believed to have married Captain Andrew MacNevin of the Invalids, @ the 1790's.
573 » William David Thompson



Location: Belfast northern Ireland
Date: 24.09.2008
Time: 18:51:21
Rating:
thumbup It is nice to know they are not forgotten Thank you.
572 » Mary e Watson (nee) morrow




Date: 24.09.2008
Time: 14:54:30
Rating:
hi just found your site I am doing family tree my father was George Boyde Morrow brothers Samuel William Robert john sisters Anne Maria Robert died on the queen Mary and is buried on the isle of Wight they came from Belfast cane you help
571 » Sonja (Baker) Moore



Location: Riverside, California USA
Date: 24.09.2008
Time: 00:58:21
Rating:
The Wylie name caught my eye. My 9th generations back ancestor was Adam (Jean) Wylie from Ballymena, Ireland, Antrim County b: 1691 d:1754. My family had spelled town Battemena, I assume from handwritten information. I recently visited Ireland on tour. unfortunately, only the south. Would like more info on the town, etc.
570 » Lesley Rowe



Location: Buckinghamshire
Date: 23.09.2008
Time: 16:06:42
Rating:
For some time now I have owned a pamphlet advertising Robinson's Temperance Hotel, Belfast. On one of the back pages is an advertisement for Whitewell Hygienic Laundry. I have often wondered if it's still a going concern - from your site, I find that it was owned by a John Wilson whose office was at 8, Royal Avenue, Belfast. Thanks for solving a part of the mystery for me! Now I just need to see if it's still a laundry! You have an excellent site.
569 » Margaret March



Location: Manchester, England
Date: 23.09.2008
Time: 12:58:56
Rating:
Brilliant site! found my ancestors in Belfast. Just wish there was more information generally to help with family tree research. Keep up the good work.
568 » Tracy Batchelor



Location: Belfast
Date: 21.09.2008
Time: 20:24:59
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b biggrin een trying to find good sites to search my Irish side and now I think I have found a good one great job thanx for all the info and id love to be kept up to date if possible if I can help I will eg information or anything I have . hugs Tracy
567 » Margaret smith



Location: Worcestershire
Date: 21.09.2008
Time: 17:47:54
Rating:
Hello
my grandad came from off the Falls Rd, Belfast. He was born John Magee 1884/5, I am trying without success to trace a birth for him. I had a search done and have 14 names, the problem is I don't know much about his family. I think his father was John and a carpenter, the family was Catholic. I tried to match some of the addresses to the street index but have no match. I know my grandad spent time in USA with an aunt, he was in the Merchant Navy, and he had something to do with dog racing in Ireland. He was living in Worcestershire from 1920 onwards. I don't know what else to try and would be grateful for any tips
Margaret
566 » Charlie McKiernan



Location: Southampton
Date: 21.09.2008
Time: 12:59:13
Rating:
very good site
565 » Yvonne Cooper



Location: Australia
Date: 15.09.2008
Time: 07:34:10
Rating:
I have found your site very helpful. My grand uncle lived at 6 White Street Belfast in 1927 and is in the directories from 1918 to 1925. His name was George ALLEN and he signed the Covenant in 1912 at Belfast. His parents were George ALLEN and Teresa Agnes (nee GREEN). If anyone has any information about him I would love to hear it. I hope he was there in the 1911 census.
564 » Ellen Thompson



Location: Antrim
Date: 14.09.2008
Time: 18:32:46
Rating:
Trying to gather details on my great grandmother Sarah Ann Long and her partner David Corbett both from Belfast. Had a daughter Elizabeth Corbett married to Robert Montgomery. Any information would be great

Great site I dip into it regularly.

Unable to find Ambleside or Argyle street, Shankill anywhere on the street directory. Why is this?? wink
563 » Douglas Bruce Moody



Location: Grand Haven Michigan USA
Date: 14.09.2008
Time: 02:57:31
Rating:
I have relatives on both sides who have emigrated from Ulster. Their names are "McCully" and "Moody". The John and Mary Moody, my g-g-grandfather, left Belfast in 1802 and went to Norfolk, VA, and my grandfather, Robert Allen McCully, left Irvinetown (nine miles north of Enniskillen) in 1886, as a sixteen year old.
562 » Jim Curran



Location: Belfast
Date: 13.09.2008
Time: 19:16:20
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can you please help me. I want to do a family tree but don't know were to start. I live in the short strand area in Belfast.
I am trying to trace my family name is Curran. my father was Henry his father was Henry and his father was George. I know this from family members. but I would love to go back as far as I can.
I love your site smile but it only goes to 1913. is there a site that goes further.
yours Jim.
561 » L. YOUNG



Location: Scotland
Date: 11.09.2008
Time: 23:18:21
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Hi there, was just looking for possible Wyllie ancestors and found this website.
560 » John Kidd Devlin



Location: Woodhull Spa, Lincolnshire
Date: 11.09.2008
Time: 08:45:20
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Great site 10/10 for effort. A big help tracing my family history in Ireland. I was born in Belfast 1938. Funny thing I live in Victoria Ave Woodhull Spa. Lincolnshire. Our house was Headquarters for the Royal Ulster Rifles in 1944, before they went to Arnham, most to die. We still have their spirits here in 2008. Probably due to us remembering (Lots of flags on the day) those who fought for our freedom. We found under floorboards (Due to war damage) an officers cane, a bit bashed, also some family letters which we will try to pass on. I would like to hear from anyone who can help with information.
My Gt Gt Grandfather Charles Devlin had a Posting Establishment at 32, Chichester St in 1852. He was from Co. Londonderry but I have not been able to trace. I wonder if anyone can help or put me in the right direction. Many thanks.
559 » Paula Shannon




Date: 11.09.2008
Time: 06:41:26
Rating:
Hi Mary,
I forgot to add my e mail address in the last posting
558 » Paula Shannon




Date: 11.09.2008
Time: 06:36:43
Rating:
Hi Mary,
You have done an awesome job with this. Joe Graham put me on to your website. He also put me in touch with relatives in Belfast. I have searched you streets directories in search of My Grandad Magees Family, they lived on Joy Street. I am also looking for The McKaig family they lived at 26 Stanfield Street Belfast in 1928 Moms sister Mary Collette Magee was born and 1931 that is the year my mom Geraldine Magee was born and the year is on mom's birth certificate. I cannot find any information on them. My Great Grand father David McKaig was a horse trainer, he quit training when a horses hoof put out his eye. Mom said he used to ride into Belfast from out in the country to train the horses. and then they moved into Belfast, but when I do not know. I have spent hours going through your website, I can find only a few with the McKaig name. Well enough of my rambling, I have enjoyed your website. thumbup

Thank you,
Paula
557 » Liz



Location: Belfast
Date: 10.09.2008
Time: 20:35:20
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H smile I great work you are doing. I'm looking for the street directory for Redcar street from the 1940s to 1989 can you help many thanks.
556 » RAY D'ARCY



Location: Galway
Date: 10.09.2008
Time: 16:12:04
Rating:
great work so nice to know your history that applies to your family,
555 » Derek Wheeler



Location: Belfast
Date: 09.09.2008
Time: 17:56:26
Rating:
Many thanks for all your hard work! thumbup
554 » parkboy



Location: Belfast
Date: 09.09.2008
Time: 08:48:43
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wow found out so much from your site, thanks for the hard work you put into it . keep at it
553 » Sonia



Location: N Ireland
Date: 08.09.2008
Time: 00:47:15
Rating:
V V ery good website. Hope to use it again. smile s smile smile thumbup
552 » c. Leitch



Location: Belfast
Date: 07.09.2008
Time: 17:29:30
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great site Mary much more in it than I first thought. I will enjoy browsing thru all you offer. already have found someone looking for name of Mathers can help but don't know how to get in touch with inquirer, keep up the good work
551 » veronica slater



Location: rossendale . Lancashire
Date: 07.09.2008
Time: 13:37:09
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I am trying to find out more about my late mother's family. I have found the marriage of Andrew Grey and Isabella Lockhart , Belfast 1872 . His Father Edward Prior Grey was a hotel keeper of Arthur Sq. her Father John Lockhart , occupation Smith. Andrew and Isabella turn up in Manchester, Lancs in 1881 census . Isabella's address in Belfast was 18 Upton Street at the time of the marriage . Cannot seem to trace the family in Ireland though.
Just been told of your site by my cousin . Am struggling a bit as not very computer literate but it all seems well laid out . thumbup
550 » Malcolm Patrick Fleming




Date: 07.09.2008
Time: 09:12:33
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My Great Aunt Ethel Fleming (born 1886) was married to James Kirkland Marshall Wylie in 1909. I found your site when looking for info on him. I know his father was William Adam Wylie and mother Sarah Kirkland. Do you have any more info.

Very interesting site smile
549 » Rose Lavery



Location: Belfast
Date: 06.09.2008
Time: 22:06:38
Rating:
Great site - thanks for all the hard work.
548 » Eric Newell



Location: Ontario, Canada.
Date: 06.09.2008
Time: 00:28:31
Rating:
An excellent site with lots of great information.
547 » Michael Devlin



Location: Belfast
Date: 05.09.2008
Time: 16:05:25
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fascinated by the amount of info on this site. easy to access (even for me!!) am looking for info on Devlin /McGlade/Briggs on my fathers side. he was jimmy Devlin born at 29 Eliza street. his mother (Martha Briggs} married Michael Devlin and then wed Joe McGlade after Michael died in 1924
546 » tom Lennon



Location: Belfast
Date: 04.09.2008
Time: 23:37:00
Rating:
my family were in the fruit business from 1875 to 1999 we had shops in Belfast, Bangor, Larne and Ballyclare would love to hear from lots of people from the past we went under the name of Lennon bros Lennon's fruit market David Lennons the floral we also had a stall in Bangor market on a wed morning and a shop at the Bangor railway station we had a shop in the main st (Bangor) from 1953 to1970
545 » Anne McGill



Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
Date: 04.09.2008
Time: 14:11:58
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family names Rogers/Rodgers from NI
McCoull may originate in NI
544 » Nan Ireland (nee Brown)



Location: Kilmore, Co. Down, N. Ireland
Date: 03.09.2008
Time: 20:48:39
Rating:
Great pages and just wonderful to browse through thumbup found my fathers Grandfathers address. Lovely to see all the different trades which are not seen today.
543 » Annelies




Date: 03.09.2008
Time: 07:43:11
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I am amazed by this site. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this information on line!
The Street directories give a fascinating insight to the history of Belfast - to be able to see who lived where, and what kind of people lived in particular areas is just fascinating - you can see how the city grew and changed!
I can spend hours just reading this information!
Thank you so much!!!
542 » Andy Kelly



Location: Manchester of Irish descent
Date: 03.09.2008
Time: 04:28:06
Rating:
Hi

I'm seeking info regarding my grandfather Jimmy Kelly, he married Rachel Darragh in the 1910s - 20s

They had 3 sons - one of whom was my father Sean (aka John)
They lived in the Randallstown area before Rachel passed away (in her twenties)
541 » Alan McGrath



Location: Bangor, Co. Down
Date: 31.08.2008
Time: 14:55:58
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I find your site very informative, I was able to locate where my grandfather on my mother's side lived thanks to your 1907 street directory.

Keep up the good work.

Alan
540 » Linda Wheatcroft



Location: Accrington Lancashire (originally East Belfast)
Date: 29.08.2008
Time: 13:34:14
Rating:
Great site! I found my maternal grandfather's address in 1910> I have been trying without much success to trace my ancestors> My paternal grandfather was called Noble Washington McIntosh., and his wife was called Gertrude Alice McIntosh (formerly Elliot). They lived at 22, Belmont St. in 1930, when my father was born, his name was Sidney Noble McIntosh. My maternal grandparents were called Alexander and Elizabeth Leebody (formerly Hutton). They lived at 32, Fox St. in 1924, when my mother was born. I lived in Methuen St. until moving to Lancashire with my family in 1969. If you have any information I would be very grateful. Many thanks
539 » Linde Lunney



Location: Co. Antrim
Date: 28.08.2008
Time: 22:23:22
Rating:
Good to see you on TV two nights ago; the programme was very interesting; I spotted one of my own emails to you on camera! It was a nice coverage of all your work
538 » Gary Duncan



Location: Essex, England
Date: 28.08.2008
Time: 22:06:15
Rating:
I have found (by accident/happenstance smile ) some details regarding the late Samuel Strange Hadden (died 1945, aged 22). This may help descendents fill in some gaps in family history. It is not much, but it may be relevant to some.

Lovely wee site thumbup

GD
537 » Iris Nicholl

 

Location: Belfast East
Date: 28.08.2008
Time: 20:35:21
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I am looking for info on my grandfather, Thomas Joseph Allen who served with the 36th Ulster Division inWW1. He died at the battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. My father was only 5years old at the time and had no memories of his father. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and by the way, this is the best site I have found
536 » Robert Power



Location: New Zealand
Date: 28.08.2008
Time: 05:53:01
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Looking for members of the WALKER family who during the 1860's onwards were living at 5 McTier Street. My g.grandmother was Jane Walker who sailed on the Carrisbrook Castle for New Zealand in 1875.
A great site that has provided me with family tracking to 1910.
535 » Janet




Date: 27.08.2008
Time: 11:09:29
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Searching for my great-aunt who lived on Canning St, Belfast during the 60's. She was called Nellie (sorry, no surname) and my have been Simpson (maiden name) from around Ahoghill/Cullybackey.
My grandmother was adopted by the Simpson family and I have come to a dead end with my research.
Any help would be grateful appreciated.
Thanks
534 » bob



Location: new Zealand
Date: 27.08.2008
Time: 06:32:17
Rating:
you amaze me the things you do to help, I started with my g father Henderson ww1 you helped me there now I'm chasing my papa Maitland so those that come after me know their family thank you again
bob
533 » tom Lennon



Location: Belfast
Date: 26.08.2008
Time: 23:06:32
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would like to get a bit of knowledge of my family who lived at markets from about redface 1840 - 1960
532 » Doreen Mathers



Location: cumbria, England
Date: 26.08.2008
Time: 20:27:03

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I stumbled on your website by accident. I am currently researching my family history, and have traced the Mathers name to northern Ireland, so I am scouring your site for any information that may be a connection for me.. If anyone's interested I am looking for James Mathers son of James Mathers shoemaker, Antrim. I think there may be a link to Belfast. If anyone has information I would be pleased to hear from them. Thank you.


Reply: Hi Doreen, can you email me please, someone has info re your Mathers which may be of use to you.

Mary
 
531 » Bob Nesbitt



Location: Perth (Scotland)
Date: 24.08.2008
Time: 10:22:50
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I was told about your site at a family history day at Perth Library.
My father was born in Belfast, but I have recently had my DNA tested and have been told that my ancestors probably came from Ayrshire. I know that about 1600 some of the Nisbets in Ayrshire took the wrong (losing) side in the covenanting wars, and after a couple were hanged, others emigrated to Northern Ireland and USA.
I assume all the (many) Nesbitts in NI will have come from the same source.
530 » Shane Wilson




Date: 24.08.2008
Time: 08:20:10
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many thanks for putting all this n line - found details on my Grandfathers employer in the Dublin 1913 phone-book

thanks again


Shane
529 » Patsy McMillan



Location: New Zealand
Date: 23.08.2008
Time: 02:14:43
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Hi, fabulous site, found the address in 1877 but sadly my lot had moved on. Looking for Peter & Eliza HODSON. dau born in Curtis St in 1874. Well done great for those of us miles away to be able to search
528 » Margaret Livingstone



Location: New Zealand
Date: 22.08.2008
Time: 03:13:34
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Looking for Montgomery ancestors and think I have found street address for my Great Great Grandfather in the 1907 book...what a neat site. will keep looking from time to time. smile
527 » Ann Adair



Location: Belfast, NI
Date: 20.08.2008
Time: 23:23:32
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Hi, found your site whilst on the PRO NI site. Great site, well done. Found my grandparents address in your 1910 Belfast Street Directory. Thanks.
526 » Bill Nesbitt



Location: Holywood
Date: 20.08.2008
Time: 17:50:47
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What a fantastic job you have done with this site, thumbup I frequented your other site for a while before my illness, now I am on the mend I am trying to get back to this fantastic Hobby
525 » Samantha Fenwick



Location: Bingley/Leeds
Date: 20.08.2008
Time: 09:44:11
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Hi

Looking for George Henry Gaukrodger approx 1870 working for Fleetwood Steamers also Henry Gaukrodger his son. Any information on their past work record or photos would be appreciated.

Thanks

Samantha
524 » DIANE KINGHAN



Location: BELFAST
Date: 19.08.2008
Time: 15:50:47
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biggrin I found your directory by accident when I did a search for a Street. It was good luck for me as it has filled in a lot of blanks as regards addresses for my family. Has the second part of the 1901street directory ie. streets beginning with H and beyond been transcribed yet I would be very interested in Peveril Street and Vernon Street. biggrin
Thanks
Diane
523 » Shirley Burnett



Location: ENGLAND
Date: 19.08.2008
Time: 12:21:13
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I'M LOOKING FOR - WHATLEY, BURROWS and ROXBURGH (ROSBOROUGH) SURNAMES. THE WHATLEYS WERE WORKERS ON THE HILLSBOROUGH ESTATE. THIS IS ALL I KNOW.
CAN ANYONE HELP?
522 » Alan & Monica



Location: Plymouth, via Belfast
Date: 18.08.2008
Time: 23:39:04
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We are still making discoveries that are enabling us to match people with various addresses and dates. endlessly fascinating! The truly amazing thing is that there is no charge, thank you so much Mary, you are obviously a philanthrope, or else just keen to help!!
521 » pageturners



Location: Dublin
Date: 17.08.2008
Time: 22:26:32
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What an excellent service! Well done! Now, if only Thom's Dublin Street Directories were online...
520 » Elizabeth McKissick



Location: Belfast n. Ireland
Date: 15.08.2008
Time: 21:57:45
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great site really enjoy the street directories as tracing family history. thanks for including my fathers name on world war 2 site wink wink
519 » john Donaghan



Location: seventh street
Date: 15.08.2008
Time: 19:04:55
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518 » Trisha



Location: UK
Date: 14.08.2008
Time: 21:56:25
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Love this site! came across it as I am researching my grandfather, all I know is that he came from Belfast. Hopefully if I trawl through enough street indexes I may just find an address to help in my quest for tracing my Ulster roots.
517 » Paul Jamison



Location: Cupar Street, Belfast
Date: 14.08.2008
Time: 17:54:01
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Excellent site - found it by accident. I have now marked it as a favourite & will be revisiting very soon. I hope to build a Family Tree from some of the information. Many thanks
516 » Elizabeth Kane



Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date: 14.08.2008
Time: 14:10:59
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What a gem of a website smile ! I just chanced on it while looking for old maps of North Belfast. My brother has been researching our family tree and I'm sure this will help too. smile
515 » John Irwin



Location: Belfast
Date: 13.08.2008
Time: 15:09:25
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Lovely site, great help- found location of 2 relations and now looking for grandfather on fathers side, nice one; I'll be back!!!
no, name isn't Arnie wink .
Cheers Jingo
514 » Alan Press



Location: Plymouth, Devon- via Belfast
Date: 12.08.2008
Time: 13:06:35
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A brilliant site! Have been researching family history recently and came across it. Some things that I was fairly sure of have been confirmed and I have unearthed some stuff: e.g. addresses that I did not know of. For anyone with Ulster roots, this site is `a wee gem`! Thanks very much, Alan & Monica Press. thumbup
513 » Mary Lennon



Location: County Down
Date: 11.08.2008
Time: 22:35:08

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Reply: I think the spam code is having an off night, please bear with me and come back later or tomorrow

It worked for me but only after 3 attempts

Mary

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512 » Eleanor Burch



Location: Canada
Date: 10.08.2008
Time: 21:40:26
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I have been looking for Clarke in Saintfield, Belfast & Lurgan ca 1850-1936 and for Burns, Byrnes or Byrne in Lurgan ca 1850-1900. Your site has helped me pin them down for the years in which I have been able to find them.
511 » Heather Cowan



Location: Canada
Date: 08.08.2008
Time: 15:42:16
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This is my first time to visit your site. It was given to me from a relative in Belfast. I'm looking for relatives on my father's side, the last name is Upritchard. Hope I can find some information on your site.
510 » Janice Jeffrey



Location: Glasgow
Date: 08.08.2008
Time: 15:22:08
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This is an excellent site, although I am a bit lost I am searching for my Hogg, Dunn and McCabe relations that came from Ireland and settled in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. I don't have any information on the marriage certs and cant find any birth certs for a john Dunn b 1940, Owen McCabe, 1810-15c Bridget Keenan 1810-15 Catherine O'Neil 1810-15c and of course the elusive Hoggs, James, Alexander b 1837 some if the relations were catholics others were protestant.

any ideas of where to start my search in Ireland

Janice
509 » Heather Drinkwater



Location: Canada
Date: 07.08.2008
Time: 21:20:21
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Oh I just found your sight and thank you for all the work you have put into it. thumbup My ancestors are from Ireland/Scotland England and oh what a tangled web it is. I plan to sit and read it all. excellent job. my ggrandfather was from Scot. and married a young girl in Belfast in 1917..othere side my ggrandfather was from Ireland and I think he married either and English girl or Irish as have just discovered there are 2 Newcastles confused ..hard to tell which one to look in. although I am siding with the Irish ..
508 » Karen Salmon



Location: Belfast Northern Ireland
Date: 07.08.2008
Time: 16:23:35
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I was really stunned to find my grandfather's birth certificate on your web site, a friend Peter told me about it. I wondered how you came across it? I have just embarked on the journey to find out about my ancestors and was fascinated by it. Thank you.
507 » ray Gallagher



Location: Belfast
Date: 06.08.2008
Time: 18:39:27
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very interesting reading
506 » George Lowry



Location: Dublin
Date: 06.08.2008
Time: 00:15:17

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Hi there . Found the Site very useful. You have done a lot of work setting it up. Street Directories are a great source of info.
Just one query -- Central Street is not listed in the 1910 Directory ? Please advise and all the best with the Site its great.

Small World --- I was born in Bangor.


Reply: Hi George, Thank you for telling me about that, it seems I have a page missing in the copy of the 1910 I have, I've put a note on the page

http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/ccomplete1910.htm

and I'll try and get the missing page from a friend who has a 1910 directory.

Mary
505 » George Parker



Location: Banbury Oxfordshire
Date: 05.08.2008
Time: 11:49:13
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THIS WEBSITE WAS VERY HELPFUL IN SEARCHING FOR MY
RELATIONS IN BELFAST. I WILL BE BACK, MANY THANKS.
504 » Gerri Cheyne



Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 05.08.2008
Time: 07:42:23
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Great website
There is so information.

Thank you

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503 » Deb White



Location: California
Date: 05.08.2008
Time: 03:18:07
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Truly amazing site!
502 » Alex Hainey



Location: Doncaster via Stranraer
Date: 04.08.2008
Time: 13:56:54
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Excellent site and I've only explored a bit
501 » Damian



Location: Hertfordshire
Date: 03.08.2008
Time: 22:24:58
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Thank you for a great site, it helped me a lot in my research.
I will come back soon.
Kindest regards from leafy Hertfordshire.[/I]
500 » Eileen



Location: north Yorkshire England
Date: 03.08.2008
Time: 18:00:46
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thanks to your site I have been able to find out more details about my great great great grandfather Lawrence Cregan. I cant find any birth records of my great great grandfather Francis but I have found a record of an Mary Anne Cregan born 1853 baptism at st Patrick's Belfast, father Lawrence and it says mother Mary Anne Lennon. any connection?

Eileen Morrow - you have changed your email address, can you email me please as someone would like to make contact with you in regards to shared ancestors

Mary 19th March 2011

499 » Loraine Steele



Location: Belfast
Date: 02.08.2008
Time: 23:09:29
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Mary this is a fantastic site.. Having spent a fair amount of time in Central Library browsing the directories, its great to be able to search online! Completion of the 1901 directory will be invaluable giving researchers the necessary info to get census returns.. Great work. Loraine thumbup