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Ireland, James Alexander Henderson, The Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory
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Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
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Location of Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
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Location of Ireland
Record Description
Record Type Directories
Collection years 1856
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
James Alexander Henderson, The Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory for 1856. Great Britain: James Alexander Henderson, n.d.

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The first edition of Henderson's directory was published in 1852. Between that time and 1892, only fourteen volumes were published. Beginning in 1894 it was an annual publication, except for the years 1921-1922, when two years were incorporated in on volume.

The directory includes the following lists:

  • Alphabetical list of inhabitants of Belfast and Ballymaccarrett
  • Alphabetical list of Belfast streets
  • Tradesmen in Belfast and Ulster province

  • Administrative offices
  • Descriptions of the counties

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Person's name
  • Occupation
  • Street address
  • County

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  • Approximate residence

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • With some exceptions, persons named in this index were residents of Ulster province. If your ancestor did not live in Ulster, there is a greatly reduced likelihood they will be included here.
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