Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Ulster Historical Foundation adds eight new databases

The Ulster Historical Foundation has added several new databases to its Ancestry Ireland platform at www.ancestryireland.com including two major new databases for those with Roman Catholic ancestry from Belfast. Here's the detail:

We are thrilled to announce the addition of eight new databases to the members’ section of our website, containing over 36,300 new names.

The largest database is the burial register of Milltown Cemetery in Belfast covering the years 1869 to 1895 and containing over 27,000 names.

Milltown Cemetery, which opened in 1869, is located on the Falls Road in Belfast and is the main Catholic cemetery in Belfast.

The database contains the name, age and address of the deceased as well as the date of burial and is an invaluable resource for researching Belfast ancestors many of whom moved frequently.

In addition to this burial register, we have a database containing over 1,600 names of those who purchased burial plots in Milltown Cemetery between 1924 and 1931, detailing their names and addresses.

We have also added over 5,400 names by townland and parish from the 1803 Agricultural Census for County Down, as well as the names of those subscribing to the publication of the ‘Historic Memorials of the First Presbyterian Church in Belfast’ in 1887 and the names of members of First Derry Presbyterian Church by pew number from the year 1883.

Earlier records which have been transcribed by our volunteers include a petition by residents of the parishes of Kilrea and Tamlaght O’Crilly in County Londonderry which declared the signatories to be opposed to the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland in 1745; a list of those who were restored to their estates in Ireland by King Charles II in 1660 and a list of those people who were issued with transplanters’ certificates in 1653 and 1654 to move to Connaught.

Access to the database is free for members of the Foundation.

(With thanks to the Ulster Historical Foundation)


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