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St. Columb’s Court Swifts Football Team

Family photos can be found from the strangest resources. Several months ago, on the 400th Anniversary of Derry’s FB page (which unfortunately has been taken down by the owner); a photo appeared of the St. Columb’s Court Swifts Football Team.  … Continue reading

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The “Wee Church on the Walls”

The Beautiful Little Church where my great grandparents, Johnston Alexander Love & Isabella Fisher Chambers married on October 5, 1903. Early History of St. Augustine’s Church Londonderry St Columb (St Columba, St Colmcille ) was born c 522 AD at … Continue reading

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The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges, near Armoy and Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Dark Hedges is a relatively short avenue (about half a mile long) in Northern Ireland’s county Antrim, and about two centuries old. The 150 trees – beech trees … Continue reading

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Burial Records – A Great Resource

When researching ancestors a great resource are burial records.  The records tend to show date of death, burial date, residence at time of death, grave number and often the proprietor of the grave.  They also show all occupants of the … Continue reading

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Dunluce Castle….

The limestone cliffs of the White Rocks ends abruptly against a dark basalt outcrop which is majestically crowned by Dunluce Castle and joined to the mainland by an arched walkway. Underneath lies the Mermaid’s Cave with its legend of a … Continue reading

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“What Would Our Ancestors Think Of Us?”

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