"People will not look forward to
who never look backward to their ancestors."
- 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
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 &
- Or even simply say "we
Do not hesitate to e-mail us to see if we can help directly or perhaps point you in
another useful direction
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See below for:
- Researching your Bellaghy Ancestors
- Genealogical Service
- Comments from previous Correspondents
RESEARCHING YOUR BELLAGHY ANCESTORS
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
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.
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
Some comments we received were as
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"What can I say? Thank you doesn’t even begin to express how much my family and I are
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