Archive & Genealogy

Appointments to consult the archive, genealogical and/or museum collections will be temporarily postponed.  For any queries please email and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

The Archive & Genealogy service is responsible for the preservation, interpretation and creation of access to the civic records of the Council and its predecessor, the Londonderry Corporation. The collection constitutes an extremely valuable source of information both for the history of the City and the Council. The collections provide a comprehensive record of the city’s development from the latter half of the seventeenth century to the present day.

The extensive archive collection consists of minute books, legal documents, architectural drawings and plans, and private collections. This material ranges from business collections, and items relating to industry, shirt factories, railways, political movements and social history. The Genealogical collections includes a database of over one million records including traditional family history records such as birth, marriage and death records.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm

Public access to the archive collection is presently by appointment only. Members of the public should note that whilst collections are in the process of being listed, they will be unavailable for consultation.

Archive Contact Details

For further information contact:

Bernadette Walsh
Tower Museum
Union Hall Place
Telephone: (028) 71372411


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