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"Londonderry, a county of Ireland, province of Ulster, 40 m. long and 31 broad, bounded W by Donegal, N by the ocean, S and SW by Tyrone, and E by Antrim, containing 511,688 English acres, divided into 31 parishes. It sends 4 members to parliament. 1/4 seems to be bleak mountains and glens, and 1/2 of the remainder is mountainous. Potatoes are the principal crop; and in some parts oats, barley, flax, and rye, and some wheat are cultivated. Chief rivers, the Foyle or Green river, the Bann or White river, the Faughan, and the Roe. The linen manufacture flourishes through every part of the county. Pop. 194,099."

[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]


  • Irish Times - History and Bibliography of Ulster (See Derry)


Description and Travel


Heritage Centre:

  • County Derry or Londonderry Genealogy Centre
    10-16 Pump St
    Derry City
    Co Londonderry
    BT48 6JG
    Northern Ireland
    Tel: + + 44 1504 260329
    Fax: + + 44 1504 374818

Electronic Mail Lists:

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  • NORTHERNIRELANDGENWEB-L@rootsweb.ancestry.com is open to anyone with genealogical interest in any county in Northern Ireland, run by Carol Hepburn.
  • NIR-DERRY-L@rootsweb.ancestry.com is open to anyone with genealogical interest in any county of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, run by Carol Hepburn.



  • Derry Jounal
  • Coleraine Chronicle
  • Coleraine Constitution
  • Londonderry Chronicle
  • Londonderry Guardian
  • Londonderry Journal (Continued as Derry Journal)
  • Londonderry Sentinel
  • Londonderry Standard (continued as Derry Standard)
  • Derry People and Donegal News - Internet edition
  • An Phoblacht/Republican News - Internet edition


From Fianna:
  • Ardmore Journal (annual),
  • Benbradagh (annual),
    Mr. Hassan, Dungiven Magazine Committee, Ardnagrann, Dungiven, Co. Derry
  • Irish Times Index of Journals

Politics and Government