The Belfast Newsletter just might be the oldest English language newspaper still published today. It was first published in 1737. The Belfast Newsletter Index 1737-1800 Belfast Newsletter 1828-1900 Read more

Free to view Belfast street directories covering the years 1819 to 1900. Below is a list of the directories available to search and view. Bradshaw’s General and Commercial Directory for 1819 Belfast Directory 1831-32 Matier’s Belfast Directory 1835-36 Martin’s Belfast Directory 1839 Martin’s Belfast Directory 1841-42 New Directory of the City of Londonderry and Coleraine Read more

Proni is the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland which has many records and archives of interest to family historians, genealogists and local historians. Their collections include the Ulster Covenant which was signed by 237,368 men, and the Declaration by 234,046 women. Another interesting resource which is viewable online is the Freeholders’ records collection which Read more

Free database of Belfast burials records from 1869 onwards, with around 360,000 names.