Family Tree Research

The Parish Records in this parish start as follows:

Baptism: 21st March 1854
Marriages: 3rd April 1854
Confirmation: 1913

Prior to these dates the records may be held in St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast.

Other Sources:
Public Records Office for NI – Titanic Boulevard, Belfast
The Ulster Historical Foundation – Belfast.

Costs:
Because of the time involved in searching the parish records a charge of £5.00 sterling or equivalent will be levied for every ten years or part thereof of each register searched, whether information is found or not.
Certificates can be issued at a cost of £5.00 each.

Procedure:
Please complete this form Researching your Family Tree with as much factual information as you have, i.e. names and dates and forward it to the parish office. Searches must be paid for in advance. Cheques made payable in the name of the parish you are searching, e.g. St James Parish; Parish of Greencastle; Parish of Whitehouse or you may prefer to pay by online bank transfer. Bank details are as follows:

St Mary’s Greencastle
Bank: Allied Irish Bank, 11 – 15 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB
Account name: Diocese of Down and Connor Parish of Greencastle
Sort Code: 93 83 19
Account number: 28883277

Star of the Sea, Whitehouse
Bank: Allied Irish Bank, 11 – 15 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB
Account name: Star of the Sea Whitehouse
Sort Code: 93 83 19
Account number: 28701180

St James’ Whiteabbey
Bank: Allied Irish Bank, 35 University Road, Belfast, BT7 1ND
Account name: St James Parish Account
Sort Code: 93 84 24
Account number: 09358002

You will be informed of the results of the search.

Return by Post to:

The Parish Secretary
Loughshore Parishes
824 Shore Road,
Newtownabbey,
Co.Antrim
BT36 7DG

Or by email to
loughshore@downandconnor.org