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1098 John Evans

Location: Leicestershire
Date: 10.01.2015
Time: 16:06:09
What a great resource. On several visits, I've only scratched the surface so far! smile

1097 Stephen Braniff

Location: scotland
Date: 02.01.2015
Time: 18:17:39
Hello, I was just looking for any extra info on the Braniff names that are on the various lists.

1096 Irene Boyd

Location: Australia
Date: 02.01.2015
Time: 11:27:52
Born in Belfast 1942 and emigrated to Brisbane Feb 1974 with my husband and 2 children. First heard of you through Exiles. Have been trying to find info on my great Grandfather Johnston (think could be any of following christain names e.g. Charles, Henry, or William) who came to Ulster from Scotland in 1800's and opened up a scutching mill in I think Kells Co. Antrim. He married a lady with same surname (Johnston). My grandfather was Charles Johnston think born approx 1881 married to Margaret McShane (from Co., Cavan) and my father was Charles Johnston married to Sarah Jane Walker 1939.


Location: United States
Date: 31.12.2014
Time: 20:35:24
Thank you so much for posting this information. It has been hard finding information on my Irish ancestors. It has been hard finding information on my Irish ancestors so I treasure anytime I come across something new.

I was interested in finding out if you had anymore information on the Bailie Family Bible: LostFamilyBibleInscriptions.htm#Bailie

The John Bailie listed as being born in 1833 was my Great Great Grandfather and he was the John Bailie that was drowned in the boating accident in Ballyhalbert Bay. His daughter Sarah came to the United States and was my Great Grandmother.

1094 Jennifer O'Brien

Location: Belfast
Date: 27.12.2014
Time: 14:15:02
I have a dead man's penny relating to a John McMullan and have been trying to find out more information about his life. I found his name on your site and think he may be my great uncle.

Thank you

1093 pauline dunlop

Location: Belfast
Date: 12.12.2014
Time: 21:33:13
Interesting site,loads of history, would anyone have any stories/memories about the Orpheus which is due for demolition 2015

much appreciated

1092 Chas McGrillen

Location: USA
Date: 07.12.2014
Time: 14:17:34
A wonderful web site !
It lists my dad, and his two brothers
and their service in WW I.
Thru this web site we found a link to details
on the brother who was killed at Gallipoli.

1091 Michael Davidson

Location: Originally Scotland but lived in Bagot Street
Date: 06.12.2014
Time: 16:03:08
I absolutely love your site,the information is fantastic,I will be a frequesnt visitor if that's ok with you

1090 Nigel King

Location: Newtownards
Date: 03.12.2014
Time: 05:25:20
Wow wow wow, what a shed load of info to digest and very well done, I know how time consuming it can be. Why is it that we take a keen interest in family history so late in life? I have a lot of catching up to do with my own and really need to get into the war stuff as I have quite a few bits and pieces to tie down and put in order. I really gotta go to bed now as its 5.30 am and I just cannot leave here, thanks, brilliant work, keep it up and I'll be back lol thumbup

1089 Pedr Marshall

Location: Australia.
Date: 30.11.2014
Time: 06:15:02
Wow, What a site. I am researching my Irish History and have located my GG Grandparents. John Jones and Amelia O'neil with their marriage in 1827 in Belfast, County Antrim. Subsequently the family has fallen into place through 5 generations to myself, and some 800 descendants.

1088 tracey martin

Location: United Kingdom
Date: 26.11.2014
Time: 17:30:26
I love this website, I came across it by accident. I have desperately searched for my great grandparents after they left England in 1918 to start life in Belfast. I have found more information than I was originally looking for. Thank you so much your hard work on this site is well worth it

1087 Catherine Broderick

Location: United States
Date: 22.11.2014
Time: 09:16:23
Just saw my great Grandfathers name on the maternal side, as a Millwright, C McFarland.....great site, I love it.

1086 michelle ann scott

Location: ballymoney/ballymena
Date: 14.11.2014
Time: 19:01:36
Brilliant site as I found my great grandad through your site. Robert Scott. It's great to find out about him an what happened him. It's great to see a picture of him he looks alot like my dad Billy Scott. Thanks so much for putting this up. Very interesting and much appreciated.

1085 A3M

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 13.11.2014
Time: 15:05:08
Wonderful website... All of the compiled data and very helpful links are appreciated... A very special thank-you to Robert Thompson for sharing his research... My great uncle was Alexander Murdock who is included in Ballymoney Heroes...which I purchased during a recent visit to Ballymoney! Now I am looking to purchase other titles as I continue my WW1 research related to Bushmills, Coleraine, etc.

1084 Emily RAINEY

Location: United Kingdom
Date: 11.11.2014
Time: 18:55:50
someone from the belfast forum recommended your site. am looking to trace my the history of my family. my grandad was george rainey he was born in belfast in march 1923. he had two brothers william (billy) and davey. i believe he lived in fortuna street. There are also links to carrickfergus and ballyclare he came to england and married an english girl. i am the oldest english rainey and have no one to ask. any help would be greatly appreciated smile

1083 Alastair ross

Location: Moyarget
Date: 09.11.2014
Time: 20:51:24
Great website...!!! thumbup thumbup

1082 Yasmin

Location: Belfast
Date: 04.11.2014
Time: 18:12:42
m desperatley trying to find out the last few bits of my father in laws family tree. Thomas James McCaughan from Bushmills,was in the WW1 & had been injured to the extent that he had lost a leg. His other half is believed to be a Jane McGahey & whatever happened there may have been abit of wife swapping with Joseph & Mary (or margaret) McCollum. Really need info on Tj McCaughan, where he came from,his parents,what he worked as, info on this Mrs McCollum story. Any photos, docs,info would be appreciated!!!!!

Contact me via y.doyle584@gmail.com

1081 richard davis

Location: sydney nsw australia
Date: 03.11.2014
Time: 14:13:52
Dear MARY. I never seen a web site with such detail and information .the information is amazing and the format is remarkable.a fantastic work by you and your team. thank you. P.S I am a volunteer at the 1/15 royal new south wales lancers museum at Parramatta,I wish we could have a web site like yours. thank you again please keep up the good work.richard. smile

1080 Pauline Bingham

Location: Islandmagee
Date: 31.10.2014
Time: 20:32:54
I recently published a book, 'Green Pastures' about the childhood memories of Maggie Welsh, born 1906 at the Gobbins, Islandmagee. Her mother ran tearooms there and many tourists came to visit the spectacular Gobbins Marine Walk. Your guest, Caroline Rankin of New Zealand, was looking for info about the Rankins, jewellers in Belfast from the early 1900s. The Rankin family feature in my book as they stayed near the Gobbins. 'Green Pastures' is available from Amazon and http://www.pmacdeepublishing.com.
Pauline E Bingham

1079 Roger Denis Mc Ilroy

Location: Dunmurry. Belfast
Date: 30.10.2014
Time: 17:12:59
First time on site,very impressed.. smile smile

1078 Malcolm Smith

Location: Australia
Date: 19.10.2014
Time: 06:51:21
Tracing the origins of the Anzac Pub in Ballycastle, which I discovered thanks to your site, was established by John Delagy who served in the Derby Yeomanry. I am now trying to establish the connection, if there was one, between the Australian Forces AIF and John Delagy's unit, there has to be some significance for choosing that name. Of special interest is that the bar staff of the current owners were aware of the history of the name but only in general terms but how many staff of pubs in the UK would be aware of the origin of the pub's name.

1077 Richard Rathfield

Location: County Londonderry
Date: 07.10.2014
Time: 01:51:44
Great source of information !

I am researching my family history !
Any information on ,

Jack or John Rathfield
Violet Catherine Nixon, nee ( Rice )

Many thanks to Lennon Whylie and looking forward to the updates you have on the way.

1076 Andrew McFarlane e

Date: 04.10.2014
Time: 22:52:39
Interesting information, I'm researching Cunningham on Beverley Street and John McFarlane, his son Alexander, they are both from Scotland. And Alexander's son John, john is my grandfather

1075 pamela wilson

Location: United Kingdom
Date: 04.10.2014
Time: 00:32:38
An amazing site

1074 pauline sweetlove

Location: carrickfergus
Date: 30.09.2014
Time: 21:41:11
What a great page I have been trying for ages to find out about my grandfather Hugh Hamill and what regt he was in and I have found him on your page along with some photos of him thank you very much.

1073 Gordon McWhaw

Location: Canada
Date: 26.09.2014
Time: 12:08:26
Very interesting and well done site. I'm interested in connecting with anyone interested in researching the McWhaw family. Cheers

1072 Stuart Reid Montgomery

Location: ards
Date: 23.09.2014
Time: 21:47:40
Very good found a lot of family names in here..

1071 Rob Whaite

Location: Australia
Date: 04.09.2014
Time: 10:58:32
I have not found the info i need so far. However I have found your site to be a good guide.

1070 Stewart McClean

Location: Newtownards
Date: 31.08.2014
Time: 23:29:30
My late father was S/Sgt BQMS Sammy McClean BEM of HQ Battery 102 (Ulster & Scottish) Regiment RA (v) and I myself followed him to become the BQMS of the same Battery

1069 Debera Morrow

Location: Australia
Date: 31.08.2014
Time: 09:34:30
I'm researching the Morrow family from Killinchy County Down and I hope I find some on this site :) smile

1068 Beth

Location: GA
Date: 30.08.2014
Time: 14:47:21
thanks so much! what a great website!!

searching for Jamison, Little and Martin families primarily Dromore, Down.

1067 Mark Kinnon

Location: Whiteabbey
Date: 28.08.2014
Time: 13:33:15
Hi there
Found your website very helpful with some research about my grandfather (Tommy Kinnon) and his brother (Albert Kinnon) who both served in the 8 Belfast Heavy AA Regiment in WW II.
Found an extract about my great uncle in the link to Coralie Kinahan's book - it made me smile as he seems to have been a bit of a character.
I have some photos if you would like me to scan and send them to you.
Mark Kinnon

1066 Ivor Thompson

Location: Irondale, Ontario, Canada
Date: 25.08.2014
Time: 02:46:56
Wonderful site, I found it very interesting to discover who previously lived in my grandmother's house on Hill's Avenue. It's also very interesting to see the various occupations related to the linen industry and shipbuilding. Well done!

1065 Bob Gibson

Location: Belfast
Date: 20.08.2014
Time: 16:37:22
What a wonderful site , so much interesting information thumbup

1064 Colleen

Location: West Sussex
Date: 06.08.2014
Time: 09:45:59
My father purchased a similar plaque with this poem on it for my lst birthday in 1945. I still have it to this day and it is my most treasured possession. My father was adopted by a Salvation Army family at an early age and lived a wonderful life. He fought in the Second World War.

1063 Bea

Location: Banbridge
Date: 05.08.2014
Time: 23:23:23
Loved visiting this site - loads of fantastic historical information

1062 Katherine

Location: Father from Belfast
Date: 02.08.2014
Time: 22:14:51
Appreciate your wonderful website and all the hard work that has gone into it. Researching Kane's especially in Campbell Row and Christian Place. Thank you so much.

1061 Jayne Griffith Ferreira

Location: Boston, MA
Date: 28.07.2014
Time: 05:32:58
I've been lucky enough to visit Ballycastle and see the war memorial. I found it very touching to read of my grandmother's brother Charles McGoldrick's service in the R. Irish Rifles on this site. Keep up the good work. Absolutely brilliant website. thumbup

1060 janet sims

Location: Portsmouth
Date: 28.07.2014
Time: 00:56:59
Hi,hoping someone maybe able to help,all I know is that my late father was in the irish fusiliers pipes and drums regiment in the 2nd world war,he name was sidney sims,ny father came from London,and I have never seen a photo of him in his uniform,would love to see one and any other information,he was injured twice in the war.thanks is anyone can help. jan

1059 Kevin Turner

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 26.07.2014
Time: 12:20:08
Dear Mary,

Thank you so much for all your work making this information available to us around the world.

I have found my great-grandfather, Fred Llewellyn Turner, in your transcriptions of the Belfast street directory of 1910, which has confirmed that some patent documents which I have bought online at Amazon are indeed written by him!

You are a blessing to amateur family history researchers like me!
Kevin Turner
Cape Town
South Africa

1058 Robin Gordon

Location: Broughshane
Date: 18.07.2014
Time: 21:11:16
I am checking for details of Gunner James Delaney from 1 Columbus St, Great Georges Street, Belfast.
He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery & died 24-25 December 1916 & is interred in Sainte Marie Cemetary, Le Harve
He is/was my Great Grandfather & any help or info would be appreciated wink

1057 Peter Hughes

Location: Belfast
Date: 16.07.2014
Time: 16:00:34
Lived at 115 Dunluce Ave, Lisburn Road. until 1944 and attended Fane Street PES and on leaving joined the Past Pupils Association. Was a member of the Drama Club, winning the Ballymoney and Bangor Drama Festivals in 1946. Became a golf addict when Fred Daly who lived in Dunluce Avenue became the first Irishman to win The Open Championship in 1947

1056 John McGill

Location: Colorado USA
Date: 18.06.2014
Time: 04:42:48
Researching MaGill family.....
1911 census.....address 76 Cambrai, Belfast
William James. 52
Mary Jane. 51
James 22 my grd father . Came to the US in 1912. Worked at the Edenderry Spinning Co. On Crumbling Rd
Samuel 20
John. 16
George 13
Sarah 10
David 8

The 1901 census shows them living at 18 in Shannon ( Clifton, Antrim)

Any information before 1901 or after 1911 would be appreciated.

Thank you....

1055 Anne Herdman

Location: Banbridge
Date: 10.06.2014
Time: 21:40:41
This site is a credit to all. I have just found the details of my great grandfather Joshua Lawther in Tennant Street and his son, Joshua Lawther, my grandfather in Lisburn Avenue, it brings it all to life. I daily look fondly at my grandfather's photos, whom I never knew, and would be interested if any other people are related. Thank you.

1054 christy

Location: Dublin
Date: 10.06.2014
Time: 11:19:28
I am using this site to look for Andrew Kelter who was a Gaolier in Waterford Gaul during the 19th Century no luck back to work .

Thanks for the info


1053 Deana Friel

Location: Derry
Date: 06.06.2014
Time: 22:53:04
Great site, has taught me so much about my Grandfather's regiment

1052 Brian Harvey

Location: Belfast
Date: 06.06.2014
Time: 21:53:10
I have met mr jim brennan who is 94 and have learnt that he was a member of the 8th belfast anti aircraft rgt. He served in France and Burma . He is in good form a little forgetful .

1051 michael Traynor

Location: Ireland
Date: 03.06.2014
Time: 22:15:27
Many thanks for such a tremendous effort at such an amazing site. Truly remarkable work and must have taken ye guys years to make it available to us researchers. Ive made a token donation to assist you.

1050 Neil Gourley

Location: Warrington England
Date: 02.06.2014
Time: 08:44:42
Love the site but trying to find a photo of a ww1 soldier from Belfast Daniel Cassidy from Whitehouse I've found loads about him, been to where he's buried in France but would love to add a phot of him.


Neil Gourley

1049 thomas cody

Location: United Kingdom scotland
Date: 27.05.2014
Time: 18:52:56
absolute excellent site

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