Genealogy

Interest in the history of families from Bready is growing. Over the centuries, hundreds of people have emigrated from the Bready area and today the descendents of many of these individuals are interested in finding out more about their forebears. Many local people are also interested in tracing their ancestors.

Use the searchable database of over 30,000 records to look for information on the families of Bready and the surrounding area.

Sources that have been digitised include:

  • The registers of Bready Reformed Presbyterian Church, Donagheady Church of Ireland, Donagheady Presbyterian Church, Leckpatrick Presbyterian Church and Magheramason Presbyterian Church.
  • Gravestone inscriptions from Grange, Old Donagheady and Old Leckpatrick burial grounds
  • Names of former pupils at Bready, Glenagoorland and Sandville schools
  • Names extracted from maps, leases, letters and rentals of the Abercorn estate from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • 1901 census returns in full for the Bready area
  • 19th-century valuation records

 
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