Ballyscullion Parish Church

St Tida's Church of Ireland - Bellaghy


“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”   



  Family History

"People will not look forward to posterity
who never look backward to their ancestors."
-Edmund Burke



  • Do you think any of your Family Ancestors may have once lived in this area? 
  • Do you now live in Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia, S. Africa or somewhere else
    that we have not mentioned? 
  • Perhaps your ancestors may have been born near here 
  • Or were possibly baptised here in the Ballyscullion Baptismal Font 
  • Or they were married in Ballyscullion Church of Ireland (Anglican tradition) 
  • Or their remains may be interred in the Ballyscullion Graveyard (VIDEO)
  • Or even in another church's graveyard/cemetery near here! 
  • We may already have the information you need OR 
  • We may be able to quickly get it for you from another source (both local & governmental) 
  • Or even simply say "we don't know"!

Do not hesitate to e-mail us to see if we can help directly or perhaps point you in another useful direction
(We will never give or sell your e-mail address to anyone else)

Our e-mail address is  

See below for:

  • Researching your Bellaghy Ancestors 
  • Correspondence 
  • Genealogical Service 
  • Comments from previous Correspondents
  • Donations 

This web-site could be a useful start to people who are researching their ancestors from Bellaghy and its surrounding district in N. Ireland. Many Ulster people left this country over the centuries with the Americas, Australia and New Zealand being favoured destinations. Some left to escape the sometimes dreary climate, some under duress by the courts, some to escape pestilence and famine and some to simply join friends and make their fortune in new lands. Whatever the individual reason, those people left important ancestral history here in Northern Ireland some of which we may still have on file or otherwise know the whereabouts of!

We, at Ballyscullion Parish Church in the diocese of Derry & Raphoe, always welcome e-mails and letters from genuinely interested people, world-wide, who think that their relatives may have a former connection with Bellaghy or any of the local townlands (Ballydermot, Ballymacombs Beg, Ballymacombs More, Ballynease-Helton, Ballynease-Macpeake, Ballynease-Strain, Ballyscullion West, Drumanee Lower, Drumanee Upper, East Glebe, Edenreagh, Intake, Killyberry, Killyberry Boyd, Killyberry Downing, Leitrim, Mullaghbo(u)y, Old-Town Downing, Old-Town Deer Park, Tamlaghtduff, Tamniaran and West Glebe, etc. etc.)


A highly-recommended, professional genealogical service is usually available within the parish for those who need good, detailed, reliable  information on their Bellaghy ancestors. We only deal with facts and will never send you a 'fairy story'.
There are now many hundreds of very satisfied people throughout the world who have had great results from this service.


Some  comments we received were as follows:-

"Mr. F*** was an excellent researcher and I was very happy with his services" - JR

"My thanks and appreciation to R****** for all his hard, and very quick, detective work. We know so much more now. We’ll have that cup of tea, R******, when the day comes that I can leave my own footsteps on the ground my forebears have traveled" - LH

"Thank you very much for finding out the information for me on the **** & ********** graves" - LS

"I was surprised when I found your website and R****** has been more than helpful and very quick with the info I needed - your recommendation has proved very fruitful." - JL

"My quest for additional ****** family genealogical information had been on hold for nearly ten years, simply because I could not locate a suitable researcher.
Then came R******! I hesitate to refer to him as a “professional genealogist,” for his level of personalized service far exceeds the “business like” relationship one merely gains through professional genealogical services. Furthermore, his keen knowledge of historical documents, particularly church related records, places him in the professional genealogist ranks. In other words, R****** provided an in-depth service with a most personal touch." - DN

"I have been really pleased with all the help that R****** has given and with the speed of his response." - RJ.

"I was delighted with the service provided to me in this by R****** F***. Thanks to R****** I have managed to get back several generations and have been trace my ***** ancestors to Bellaghy and possibly Tobermore." - JLC

"What can I say? Thank you doesn’t even begin to express how much my family and I are obliged to you. Seeing pictures is always wonderful and I can’t wait to go through all of yesterday’s revelations with my father (now 86) when he comes to stay at Christmas. It means everything to be able to share his family history with him while we still can.
I have been in touch with John (evidently a relative!) and he and I are currently throwing information at each other, thrilled to the core. You have made many people very happy R******, you should be very proud of yourself. Thank you too, J***, for your vital step in this swift journey of discovery." - CS

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