Two new books by Brian Mitchell, the genealogist with Derry City and Strabane District Council, are now available. The Derry genealogy service is part of the Irish Family History Foundation and you can find out more about the service at www.rootsireland.ie/derry-genealogy
The People of Derry City, 1921: Extracted from the Derry Almanac and Directory available via www.genealogical.com
This publication by Irish genealogist Brian Mitchell lists inhabitants, in alphabetical order by surname, in Derry city in 1921. As transcribed here, the work contains five fields: Surname of Head of Household, First Name of Head of Household, Street Address, House Number, and Page Number of the listing in the Derry Almanac. In all, the Derry Almanac and directory of 1921 name 8,288 heads of household in Derry city.
Especially significant about the 1921 directory for Derry researchers are its references to Derry inhabitants amidst the turmoil of (1) the June 1920 six-day “civil war” between Nationalist and Unionist supporters in Derry city, which left 23 people dead and many wounded, and (2) the subsequent Irish War of Independence and Anglo-Irish Treaty, from 21 January 1919 to 6 December 1921. In effect, this work from Brian Mitchell is the closest thing we have to a census for Derry during this period of upheaval.
The Place Names of County Derry
Available via www.genealogical.com – The Place Names of County Derry
The Place Names of County Derry consists of two parts. In Part One researchers will find a list of 1,750 place names, in alphabetical order, as recorded in the 1901 census returns for the city and county of Londonderry (also known as Derry). Part Two, County Derry Parish Reports, features record sources–both civil and church–of value to family historians, compiled and recorded by parish.