Ballyclare Exiles 

Although this site is devoted to the local history of the area around Ballyclare many of you e-mail about ancestors who came from this part of County Antrim and often ask for help in tracing them. Unfortunately we do not have the expertise or indeed the time to carry out the necessary research.

These links may help or if you want a researcher to carry out a search for you Abbey Historical Society offers this facility

Ulster Historical Foundation

Major source of information and their experts will carry out research

 Irish Family History Foundation

This is an extensive site with a full section on County Antrim

The Northern Ireland Family History Society

Members in every county with considerable local knowledge

 The Northern Ireland Public Record Office

It stores most public and some family records but can arrange research

Emigration from Larne

This site has lists of passengers who sailed from Larne to America.


Information/Inscriptions from graveyards in the area and research facilities

UK and Ireland Genealogy

Vast amount of information and links on family history in County Antrim