Belfast, Ireland Location Map of Ancestors
A friend wanted to find information about her maternal Grandparents, John Edward McFerran and Olive Margaret McBride, who came from Belfast, Ireland. I was able to find her Grandparents and Great Grandparents listed in the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census Records for Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. In addition, I found two of her GG-Grandfathers. More exciting, I discovered the McFerran and McBride families lived near each other in Belfast. My friend said they did not know each other at that time.
It is fantastic the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census Records list addresses since the addresses can be used to create a locations map like I did for my friend. Now, if she ever planned a trip to Belfast, she could go to the specific streets where her ancestors lived, and maybe even see the houses they lived in. It should be noted many Irish Census Records have been destroyed after years of war and turmoil. Thankfully, the 1901 and 1911 Census Records survived and are available online.
1. National Archives of Ireland
2. Irish Family History Foundation
3. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
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