Genealogy and ancestry

Derry Genealogy Centre

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Foyle Valley Railway Museum Foyle Road, Derry, Co Londonderry,
T: (028) 7136 5151

Genealogy Research Service for the city and county of Derry/Londonderry and the Inishowen Peninsula.

Derry Genealogy Centre offers a 'one-stop' shop and point of contact for anyone tracing roots in North West Ireland. The service is operated by the Heritage and Museum Service of Derry City Council.

Derry Genealogy Database

A database of over one million records, dating from 1642 to 1922, has been extracted from the major civil and church registers of the city and county of Derry. On registration, which is free, you can access this database at; and, by purchasing credits, you can then view index search results and view full details recorded against any selected record.


Derry Genealogy Centre also offers a free advice service to anyone tracing their roots in the North West. Be it a query about place names, surname origins, sources to search or record offices to visit, visitors and locals alike are encouraged to forward their queries to Genealogist, Brian Mitchell.

Brian, an accredited member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (M.A.P.G.I.), has been involved in local, family and emigration research in the wider Derry area since 1982. Brian can be contacted at the Foyle Valley Railway Museum, by telephone (028 7136 5151 ext 8250) or by email (