Contact County Genealogist

Brian Mitchell, genealogist with Derry City and Strabane District Council offers a free genealogy advisory service, by email at, to anyone tracing their roots in North West Ireland.

He will respond to queries - about place names, surname origins, sources to search or record offices to visit, etc. - and suggest research recommendations.

Brian is a Member of Accredited Genealogists Ireland (MAGI, formerly the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland) and author of a number of Irish genealogy reference books such as

Genealogy Reference Books by Brian Mitchell

Published by Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore