This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find
your family in County Derry also known as County Londonderry, in Ireland.
Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction
to research and sources in Derry. The most numerous families from birth records
are given, as well as rather rare Derry families found in heraldic records.
Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along
with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and
location of records for more research.
This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), and includes
rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom
found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in
the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England,
Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding
your family in Derry.
'The Book of Irish Families Great and Small', another book by the same
author, gives hundreds of family histories from County Derry and the surrounding
areas. This volumes expands upon that coverage with added families and new
resources just for Derry.
Among the most numerous families here in the 19th century were:
Doherty, Dougherty, Daugherty,
McLaughlin, McLoughlin, Laughlin,
Kelly, Kelley, Kellie,
Bradley, Bradly, Bradely,
Browne, Brown (Broune),
McCloskey, MacCluskey, MacClosky,
Campbell, Cambell ,Camble,
Mullan ,Mullen, Mallen,
Smith, Smythe, Smithe,
O'Neill, Neale , O'Neil,
Kane, Kaine, Caine,
Moore, More, Moor,
Gallagher, Gallaher, Galagher.. .
- List of Books
- Illustration from an earlier work
- Introduction to Sources; Birth Index
- National Resource List
- Local Resources in Cork
- Names in County Derry
- Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes
- Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken from the "Irish
Book of Arms"
- The Complete Existing returns from the 'census' of 1659, showing the
methods of spelling family and place names at that time
- Finding Locations
- County Map
- Index of Place Names, Ancient and Modern