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One of the the most useful sources of information I came across when I started my family tree many years ago were interment notices which were placed in the local papers. These notices could contain the names of other family members, references to others and sometimes addresses which helped lead to other information.

When I obtained prints of the notices I was interested in I realised that there were other notices on them which might be of help to others and, having this webspace available, I decided to publish them.

On this website you will find not only these extracts of Births, Marriages, Deaths etc transcribed from various newspapers but also many news stories, book extracts, church records, records of deceased seamen and the names of over 25,000 Presbyterians who served during the Great War of 1914-1919 and more.

While in the News Extracts section the Birth, Marriage and Death transcriptions may be of the most immediate interest to those researching their family history there is a wealth of information contained in the general "clippings" which include court reports, inquests, subscriptions lists (some of which contain 100s of names) and many other items of general historic and social interest.

I hope that among the many pages of information contained on this site you may find something helpful or enlightening. If you do (and there have been many successes) why not drop me a line at or leave a note in the guestbook.


There are five sections to the site and each can be accessed from the top menu bar. Several sections have submenus on the left giving further information on that section.

Clicking on the logo in the top left will bring you back to this home page.


When doing these transcriptions I have maintained the spelling of names as they were recorded in the original documents – in all their variations.

While today we would write "Mc" names etc with a small "c" it was not until the 1960s that this became the standard and prior to this they would be written with and apostrophe. So "McAuley" would have been "M'Auley" and "McNeill" would be "M'Neill".

Please keep this in mind when undertaking a search along with the many variations of how you can spell a name.


The site has also been helped with the additional transcriptions which have been added, so my thanks go to Brian Magaoidh who has transcribed the extracts from the Belfast Weekly News including the 'Missing Friends' extracts and Andy Boyd is to be thanked for his transcriptions taken from the Registers of Deceased Seamen.

I would also like to thank the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland who allowed me access to their copies of The Witness and The Banner of Ulster to obtain those extracts.

And my heartfelt thanks to Alex Barber, David Cassells, Bob Cook, Ian Corry, Bill Nesbitt, Lynn Nunn for their support in the earliest days of the site and a special thanks to Mary Lennon and Bob Mitchell.


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