Genealogy and ancestry

Derry City Council Archives

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Foyle Valley Railway Centre Foyle Road, Londonderry, Co Londonderry,
Miss Bernadette Walsh
T: (028) 7136 5151
The Archive and Genealogical Service is based within the Heritage and Museum Service of Derry City Council, which has responsibility for the preservation of the civic records of the Council and its predecessor, the Londonderry Corporation.

The archive and genealogical collection constitutes an extremely valuable source of information both for the history of the City and the Council. The collections provide a comprehensive record of significant socio-economic and political development within the City from the latter half of the seventeenth century to the present day. The extensive archive collection consists of minute books, letter-books and correspondence, legal documents, architectural drawings and plans and a limited photographic collection. The Heritage and Museum Service also acquire and preserve private collections. This material ranges from entire business archives, literary collections, military items, railway and maritime collections and political documents.