Please click on one of the links below, to access an individual family history. These add detail and depth to the information provided by the census forms (1901 and/or 1911) for these particular family households. BelFam is happy to add further histories and family photographs to this site.
This article gives the reader an insight into the lives of people living in Belfast during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. It traces the Bell family who moved to Belfast in the 1870s to work in the shipyards and the linen mills. Significant historical moments, such as the signing of the Ulster Covenant, or domestic occasions such as the emigration of family members, are vividly recalled. Our thanks to Alison Aldersea for these glimpses of her family's history. Read More »