At Maghera and District Genealogical and Historical Society, we hope to be able to provide as many records as we can find that might assist you in your research. Whether that research is for genealogy, social history or mere curiosity, we hope that we can provide a little bit of historical enlightenment and information!

We have many different categories of records here, so feel free to click on the links below and have fun! šŸ™‚

Go to Census Records

Go to Church and Civil Records

Go to Graveyards

Go to Parliamentary Reports

Go to School Registers


12 thoughts on “Records”

  1. What a wonderful website, which I came across coincidently.
    Thank you for the information.
    I am researching my family history in the Drumee, Maghera, area & really enjoying browsing your site.

    Kind Regards,
    Julie Maxwell

    1. Hi Julie,

      Many thanks for your kind words. We do try to be helpful! We’ll keep adding records as and when we get the time! šŸ™‚

      Best regards,


  2. I am trying to find my Archibald Ancestors who immigrated from this area of Ireland in 1718. I’d really like to find out some information about them prior to leaving Ireland and where they came form in Scotland.
    I’m very thankful for sites like this whcih provide links and documents for free šŸ™‚

  3. A great site. I am looking for records for a Dale family from the Magherafelt First Presbyterian Church which are not on line yet … do you have any idea when they will be available?

    1. Hi Suzanne,

      Unfortunately, whilst there are quite a few church and other records in our ‘pipeline’, Magherafelt Frst Presbyterian isn’t one of them. I beleve that their earliest records (pre 1800) are held at Presbyterian Historial Society in Belfast, with the later ones being microfilmed and available at PRONI (and the originals held in the congregtion’s charge). Denver

  4. I am looking for details about Daniel O’Neill born in 1820 in Maghera. He left for England when a young man and died in Sheffield in 1901. I will be in Maghera in 2 days time. Thanks for any information.

  5. Hi Denver
    Iā€™m trying to trace, other ROBINSONS who where buried but possibly no head stone.. would you have any other records. Poss date 1950s
    Tommy Robinson

    1. Tommy,
      Unfortunately, I don’t have anything as recent as the 1950s as far as records goes. The records we put online are no later than the 1936-1940 period due to personal privacy reasons.



  6. I actually came across this site because I am doing my Masters Thesis on the Maghera Crucifixion Stone. This site has been very helpful.
    Thank you,
    Katrina Wharton
    Kentucky, USA

    1. Hi Katrina,
      Wow! I’m glad if we could help in some little way! šŸ™‚
      Best wishes with your Thesis!

  7. Denver, I wonder if you know of any or anyone who might have some portraits of the Boyd family as they were in the 1760’s. Particularly Amy Boyd who married Ezekiel in 1762, in Ballycastle.

    Kind regards

    jenni Cromie

    1. Hi Jenni, Unfortunately I don’t have any portraits of the Ballycastle Boyd’s. Perhaps the folk at Ballycastle Museum might be able to oblige?

      Best regards,


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