Welcome to our website

The Causeway Coast and Glens (formerly Coleraine) Family History Society is a  branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society, the NIFHS.Aghadowey Pres 1718

1718 is a special year for our group as it is the 300th anniversary of the 1st large scale emigration from our area to the New World. Five ships left Londonderry in that year carrying a party lead by Rev McGregor of Aghadowey Presbyterian Church (see right) many of whom settled in the town that was to become Londonderry, New Hampshire. [click for search]

Pictured  – Site of McGregor’s Meeting House in Aghadowey from “Scotch Irish Pioneers” by CK Bolton.

We are a group of people with a common interest in researching family history. Most of us are researching our own family names in the Causeway area, or in other parts of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

We are interested in exchanging information on these names and hints on researching them with other NIFHS members, but we are not professional genealogists, and do not undertake outside research.

Specific requests for help, information or look-ups by MEMBERS ONLY should be sent to the Branch Queries Secretary at the Contact link.  Please quote your membership number. Where appropriate these will be read out at Branch meetings, and will usually find a sympathetic member to follow it up.

*** Look out on our page for news of our 1718 project which is currently in development and being added to all the time.


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