Sunday, 11 August 2013

More Ordnance Survey Memoirs reprinted for Derry and Donegal

The Ulster Historical Foundation has announced that two more editions of the Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland have been reprinted - Vol. 30: Co. Londonderry X (1833-35, 1838; mid Londonderry) and Vol. 39: Co. Donegal II.(1835-36; mid, west and south Donegal). More of the titles are promised in due course.

For those not familiar with the works, they are very similar to the Scottish Statistical Accounts of Scotland, in that they provide details on the history and make up of particular Ulster based parishes in the 1830s. Unlike the Scottish versions, however, you do get considerably more by way of genealogically useful information, such as names of those who have emigrated (typically all the names are recorded for a year or two of the 1830s), lists of those who migrate seasonally to Scotland for work, and more, lists of local schoolmasters, and all sorts, as well as the religious and economic make-up of each parish.

The organisation has also announced a new work, A Directory of Ulster Doctors (who qualified before 1901) by R.S.J. Clarke, will soon be going to press. This can be ordered at a pre-publication price of £40.00 (a saving of £10.00 on the rrp of £50.00).

Further information on all UHF publications is available on


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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