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2011

1835 Free Letter to Captain Tennyson d’ Eyncourt of 46th Regiment of Foot - 2011

Before Stamps had been invented in 1840, this is how a letter would have looked. This one is a ‘free’ meaning that the person sending it had some kind of …

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2014

Quotes - 2014

“The danger in tracing your family tree is that you may find an ancestor hanging from a branch, either by his neck or by his tail.” George Bernard Shaw

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Donate - 2014

Thanks for your interest. We need your support to keep the research and update this website. Any donations will be appreciated.

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2015

Draperstown, Tobermore, and Maghera Farming Society annual ploughing match - 2015

Banner of Ulster – Friday, 10 March, 1843 DRAPERSTOWN, TOBERMORE, AND MAGHERA FARMING SOCIETY. — The annual ploughing match of this Society took place at Macknagh, near Maghera, on Monday, …

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Man leaps from train near Maghera Station - 2015

Belfast Newsletter 10th March 1890 A MAN LEAPS FROM A TRAIN. MAGHERA, SUNDAY.- After the departure of the 5.40 train last evening Acting-Sergeant Dolan and Constable McDonagh, who were on …

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Hugh Cunningham’s Horse Stolen - 2015

Belfast Newsletter 11th February 1785 ADVERTISEMENT. A HORSE, the property of Hugh Cunningham, near Maghera, county L:Derry, strayed or stolen out of his stable, on the night of Tuesday the …

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A New Graveyard for Tobermore? - 2015

  Belfast Newsletter 3rd January 1896 Edition MAGHERAFELT BOARD OF GUARDIANS.- A special meeting was held yesterday- Mr. James Shivers, deputy vice-chairman, presiding. The other Guardians present were Colonel Sir …

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Hegarty’s Horse stolen - 2015

Hegarty’s Horse Belfast Newsletter 22nd June 1804 STOLEN, ON Wednesday night the 13th instant, a BAY GELDING, about 14 hands high, eight years old, black mane, and tail set, both …

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2016

Records - 2016

At Maghera and District Genealogical and Historical Society, we hope to be able to provide as many records as we can find that might assist you in your research. Whether …

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Parliamentary Reports - 2016

One of the many sources available to researchers is the treasure trove of evidence contained in the various Parliamentary reports. These include:   Condition of the Poorer Classes in Ireland …

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Condition of the Poorer Classes in Ireland (1835) - 2016

Parliament conducted a number of ‘fact finding missions’ in the 1830’s to try to understand why there seemed to be more poorer people in Ireland than elsewhere in the Kingdom …

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Condition of the poorer classes in Ireland : Parish of Kilrea - 2016

Condition of the poorer classes in Ireland : First report: Appendix A (1835) Appendix A. Able bodied out of work – Ulster, Co. Londonderry – Examinations taken by C.W. Borett, …

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Condition of the poorer classes in Ireland – Parish of Maghera - 2016

Condition of the poorer classes in Ireland : First report: Appendix A (1835) Ulster, Co. Londonderry – Examinations taken by C.W. Borett, Esq. Joseph Pollock, Esq. Parish of Maghera, Town …

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Condition of the poorer classes in Ireland : Parish of Magherafelt - 2016

Condition of the poorer classes in Ireland : First report: Appendix A (1835) Ulster, Co. Londonderry – Examinations taken by C.W. Borett, Esq. Joseph Pollock, Esq. Parish of Magherafelt, Bar. …

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Boveedy Presbyterian Church Graveyard - 2016

1 Boyd In loving memory of John Boyd, died 4 February 1918 and his wife, Elizabeth, died 17 December 1915 and their daughter-in-law, Jane Boyd, died 1 March 1918 and …

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Second Garvagh (Main Street) Presbyterian Church Graveyard Records - 2016

1 WHITE Erected in memory of Matilda White Of Carballintober, Who departed this life 30th March 1918 Also her husband Thomas White Who died 21st Decr 1920 Aged 87 Years …

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School Registers - 2016

[Photo: Mercer’s school in Kilrea] School attendance registers were required when compulsorary education introduced to ensure that each child received an education. Most school registers begin in the 1860s, although for …

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Kilrea National School (Boys) - 2016

Kilrea National School (boys). Information transcribed by Kyle Irwin. Kilrea Boys National School. Pub 1872  No. Year of Entrance Pupil’s family name Pupil’s first Name Pupil’s Age at last birthday …

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Kilrea National School (Girls) - 2016

Kilrea National School (girls). Information transcribed by Kyle Irwin. Kilrea Female National School  No. Year of Entrance Pupil’s family name Pupil’s first Name Pupil’s Age last birthday Religion Residence Father’s …

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Church and Civil Records - 2016

We are slowly transferring over the church and Civil records to this new site. Naturally, as we complete these transfers more churches will appear on this page. Please bear with …

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Maghera Presbyterian Church Communicants Roll 1866-1894 - 2016

Maghera Presbyterian Church Communicants Roll 1866-1894 being the Communicants Roll Book of the Congregation of Maghera Part II 1866-1875 and 1892-1894   Transcribed by William Scott & Barbara Braswell

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Lislea National School -Boys - 2016

Lislea National School -Boys covering the period 1872 to 1916   Transcribed by Kyle Irwin

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Lislea National School -Girls - 2016

Lislea National School – the Girls (1872 to 1913)   Transcribed by Kyle Irwin

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Adam Clarke’s visit to the Maghera Area - 2016

Adam Clarke, the celebrated Methodist preacher, who was born at Moybeg just outside Tobermore in 1760/62, and who lived for a few years just outside Maghera wrote (upon a return …

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Castledawson Presbyterian Church - 2016

History of Castledawson Presbyterian Church The first minister of this congregation of whom we have any account was Mr. John Tomb, who was ordained here about the year 1696. Prior …

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Castledawson Presbyterian Church Marriages (1889-1932) - 2016

Castledawson Presbyterian marriages (1889-1932)   Transcribed by the late Clark Shiels and Denver Boyd

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Castledawson Presbyterian Church Marriages (1845-1888) - 2016

Castledawson Presbyterian Church Marriages (1845-1888) extract (only 1 at the moment!) Transcribed by Denver Boyd

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Religious Cenus of Parish of Magherafelt 1766 - 2016

A Religious census of the Parish of Magherafelt 1766 contained in Parliamentary Returns as to Religion as preserved in documents in the Record Office, Dublin (Bundle 76, No.674)  for the Parish …

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Census Records - 2016

Census records can provide a wonderful insight into not just who lived in a particular place at a particular time in history, but can provide a social history of a …

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Drimbolg Reformed Presbyterian Marriages (1864-1925) - 2016

Drimbolg Reformed Presbyterian Marriages (1864-1925) Transcribed by Denver Boyd  

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Draperstown Presbyterian Church - 2016

Draperstown Presbyterian Church lies in the village of Draperstown at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains. Draperstown Presbyterian Baptisms Draperstown Presbyterian Marriages

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Draperstown Presbyterian Church Baptisms - 2016

Draperstown Presbyterian Church Baptisms are a selection of transcribed baptism records. Transcribed by Denver Boyd

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