Due to the increase in spam and abusive, misleading or unhelpful entries we have been forced to withdraw our guestbook facility. The following are selected entries in our former guestbook - they are included for information only. You may still email comments on the web site or corrections to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Craigavon Historical Society Guestbook
An excellent siteand well wourth a visit. It will take some time to read all the interesting material.
Eric A. McKinley <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 21:33:32 (GMT)
First look, but will be back. Retired US Army historian with grandparents from area of modern Borough--started visiting a few years ago on annual genealogical forays.
Wright, Robert K., Jr., Dr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 21:49:06 (GMT)
Have used your publiciation in the classroom.It is very good. Keep up the good work!!!!
Joan Aldridge <email@example.com >
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 21:50:19 (GMT)
Hi - this is a fascinating site, especially for ex-pat Lurganites. Could anyone help me contact a Rev Patterson? He lived on Gilford Rd in the late 50s-early 60s and served the Parish Church. He was a very kind gentleman and I would appreciate the chanc
Ed Bridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 22:04:30 (GMT)
Thank you for a very interesting site. Have read many of the articles. Any possibility of reading the pupils list of Lurgan College late 1800s. Recomending your site to other people downunder with connections to the area. Good Luck, Joyce
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 22:05:12 (GMT)
Great site, any articles about Tartaraghan and Loughall are greatly appreciated as family from Annaghmore. Is there someone I can ask a question on the Brownow Estates? Thank you. Kevin McNeice
Kevin McNece <KvinMick@aol.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 22:05:41 (GMT)
I keep studying you site in search of genealogical clues to the Kerr family of Antrim. To that end I would like to contact J.KERR listed on your home page as author of several articles in your review
James E. Kerr <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:25:25 (GMT)
Re Vol.7 #3 Lurga College war memorial Ian Wilson Information was very informative.I wonder if Mr. Wilson might be aware of the name Private John MCCorry,Royal Irish Fusilliers, 6bn. date of death 07/08/1915, service #15782. Commonwealth war dead, panel
Mary Anne Day <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:25:59 (GMT)
Being born in Portadown (Carleton Home) and reared in Mullahead, I now living in Canada frequently read the articles put on the Internet by the society. History is something which I have a great interest in and find the articles really informative. Great
Sean OCarroll <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:26:49 (GMT)
Ivan & I are most impressed bythe extent of this web site. It is surprising how much historical information on the Craigavon area has been displayed. Congratulations.
Florence Gracey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:27:38 (GMT)
Im glad to see something on the web at last, about central county Armagh, to aid those far across the foam. Congratulations on an interesting site. I hope it stretches to include Tandragee: the focus of my interest.
Alfred Gracey <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:27:59 (GMT)
searching for family history of some Webbs who came to US & settled in NC. Thank you.
Irene Webb Dorsey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:28:25 (GMT)
Thank you for your very interesting site. I live in Canada and the articles give an excellent overview of the area. I am searching for information on the Capper family who originated in Waringstown, Donaghcloney. I would like to contact Kieran Clendinning
Bev Capper <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:29:01 (GMT)
Hello, I am just beginning to search from New Zealand for our Irish ancestors. My research takes me to Portadown Armagh, circa 1840? when John Gilmour (farmer) married Rachel Robinson. Who knows I may even be related to your celebrated George Robinson
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:29:26 (GMT)
i would like some information on the verners of churchill as i believe i am related to them.
raymond verner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:29:54 (GMT)
I have a document relating to the Lytle history in Tullyheron and would like to learn more
Nick Godfrey <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:30:28 (GMT)
My ancestors are breens from Derrytrasna. I have a very old photograph of my great-grandfather, who was named Matthew Breen, on his sail boat with what appears to be a party of tourists. I would be very willing to send a copy of this photograph to the His
Michael Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:30:52 (GMT)
My brother, Mark Seagoe, visited the Seagoe Parish in around 1998. He took some beautiful pictures and met a clergyman while standing out in front taking the photos. Someday I would love to know which Seagoe I am related to. God Bless!
Rebecca Seagoe Nagel <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:31:22 (GMT)
Mr. McCorrys aticle was greatly enjoyed. My interests are in the Finnegan, Cregan and Wentworth families, circa 1870.
glenn carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:32:03 (GMT)
I am researching the Douglas family before 1771. I have found your site to be so interesting. It is giving me the historical back ground for which I have been searching. I would like to contact any Douglass who are searching this area. Thank you. M
Mavis Douglas <Mavis1735@earthlink.net>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:32:32 (GMT)
A very interesting site!!! I am interested to find out more about the 59th regiment of foot - could any of your members assist me???? I am also interested in a murder which took place in the townland of Drumnagoon in the year 1798-any info appreciated.
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:34:57 (GMT)
exelent site.my grandfather and father were born in portadown.if there is any body out there who could help me find out more about my family it would be helpfull as im building my family tree,thanks pat
patrick j reavey <patreavey>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:35:30 (GMT)
Very enjoyable and informative - great to learn about the history of the area and to find references to my DYNES ancestors (lets not mention that they supplanted the original Irish inhabitants though!). My ancestor Mary Jane DYNES m. a Patrick NEWS and
Gail Mylett <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:35:50 (GMT)
I have stood on the soil of Seagoe Parish wondering what my ancestors saw. This website is a fabulous door to their world. Thank you. Bill, Tasmania, Australia
Bill Hammond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:36:26 (GMT)
As I was baptised in Saint Pauls Tartaraghan & my family lived in a gate lodge on the Crowhill estate I find the REV.W.C.Flemings history of that area very interesting.
Bob Cordner <email@example.com>
- Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 23:37:05 (GMT)
My never-ending search for information led me to this site. Have been researching husbands ancestors since 1979 before discovering recently one had made a name change making it difficult. However, he could run but not hide, I found him to be Irish from Ar
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:24:49 (GMT)
Your web site is very informative and I am wondering if anyone can assist me identify a button which I dug up in my garden in the townland of Drumnabreeze. The button is of the livery of one of the Dromore Bishops but I cannot decifer his initals although
Stanley Nesbitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:25:19 (GMT)
Castledillon Estate, Armagh I enjoyed John Kerrs history of Castledillon where I spent some happy times. My father, George Allen, rented the grazing land inside the wall for many years. We had some exciting cattle drives to and from there along the Port
John Allen <email@example.com>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:25:45 (GMT)
My great great grandfather William McKell came to America in around 1830, leaving family in Portadown. Would appreciate hearing from any and all who could shed light on the McKells in Armagh.
Don McKell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:26:07 (GMT)
My first vist to the site very enjoyable - which took me to the Kilmore the home of my Gt.Gt Grandfather John Hutchinson, born 1804 who enlisted with the 6th Dragoon Guards in Newry on the 27th June 1822, at the age of 18 years. The family ended up living
John Hutchinson <email@example.com>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:26:37 (GMT)
An interseting site, I am looking forward to learning more. I am looking for descendants of the Peacefield Ruddells, Portadown, Namely John and Eliza (McClatchey) Ruddell who had 13 children. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.
Dave Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:26:59 (GMT)
Researching my family tree here are just some of the names henry nichols spouse margaret redmond, thomas nichols married ann jane hughs in drumcree 02/01/1885 robert henry nichols born 07/06/1871 in derrycrew any information would be most helpfull.
Frank Nicholson <email@example.com>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:27:36 (GMT)
An excellent site and a great read
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:28:01 (GMT)
Your website is excellent! I hope you can help regarding the land steward on the Carrickblacker estate in the early 1900s; I believe his surname was Gilmore. Thank you kindly. Rosalie
Rosalie C. Popick <firstname.lastname@example.org >
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:28:30 (GMT)
My ancestors James Evans born c1803 and his wife Ann Whiteford c1806 were in Ayrshire with their children by 1851. Does anyone know where in Ireland they came from?
Lesley Ackerley <email@example.com>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:28:59 (GMT)
A great site. I was particularly interested in the information about Gildford and Tullylish. My grandfather Thomas PURDY b. 1877 came from nearby Drummiller, son and grandson of Thomas Purdy.
Anne Hollingshead <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:29:19 (GMT)
Loads of brilliant info. I am related to the first Mayor of Lurgan- Frederick Albert Monroe, Love Local History
Bryan Monroe <email@example.com>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:29:46 (GMT)
I enjoy the material served up in the Review. My own people left Derrycorr/Derrycovera in the Spring of 1847. Good work, Craigavon Historical Society.
David Greenaway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:30:11 (GMT)
wonderful site. We have possibly traced my husbands Great Grandparents to your Craigavon parish. Michael Woods and Elizabeth (Lennon) were married there, from what we have found out, July 29th, 1888. The Immigrated to America and settled in Iowa in the 18
Sheila Frost <Anasazione@comcast.net>
- Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 00:30:37 (GMT)