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Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Belfast Marriage Records
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 18:31:46 -0800
Hi Melonie, yeh, you need to search all the parish records.
You can do this a couple ways:
slow and painful, but cheap: Do it yourself using LDS records.
Keep a big spreadsheet of the ones you checked. Hire someone
to check the rest in Belfast.
slow and expensive: spend all your money and all your vacation
doing it yourself in PRONI
fast and not a bad price: have the Ulster Historical Foundation run
them through their database. Be sure to find out exactly what parish
records they got.
or hire someone privately.
Me, I'd use Ulster Historical Foundation.
There's a zillion churches in Belfast. Which one? Donno.
If they were both Presbyterian -- many congregations.
If they were both Catholic -- we're stupid about them. Any other
Irish list can help more.
If mixed -- check Anglican too.
If they got married via a hedge priest you'll never find it.
You might not anyway as it might have never been entered into any
register. To find out fast, use Ulster Historical Society.
Just shotgun it - check them all -- fast -- with no eyestrain.
Billy's kinda far north. Sure they got married in Belfast and not
Best of luck,
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From: "Melonie Crnich" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 17:09:28 -0700
>Is there any hope??? My ancestors Sarah Thompson (1821) from Billy, Antrim & William Stewart (1817)from Campbeltown, eloped to Belfast Jan 1839. I have no idea where or how to look for the marriage record in Belfast. Any suggetions? Melonie