Trace Your Family
Roots in the Magherafelt Area
There is an ancient proverb that says: " To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root."
And when President Obama visited Ireland in 2010 he declared
" I am here to find the apostrophe we lost somewhere along the line!"
People have been coming to Laurel Villa since the 1960’s in search
of their Magherafelt and Northern Ireland roots. Many have returned on a regular basis
to visit their Magherafelt families and friends. So why not come
and stay in our superb 4 Star accommodation in the heart of Magherafelt and
let us help you find that elusive Irish ancestor.
We hold extensive records for family history research. These include a great collection of local history books, family history journals and copies of 19th. century local Ordnance Survey maps. No other accommodation establishment in
N. Ireland has such a wealth of genealogical and historical materials
at its disposal. If you are searching for your Magherafelt, Derry or Ulster Ancestors we can provide you with much valuable information to help in your search.
To see how we have helped others find their ancestors see the latest Tripadvisor Traveller Reviews
Contact Us today to find out how we can help you find your roots
Another reason why this is your ideal base for searching your
Magherafelt roots is that the Kielt Family - your hosts - have lived
in the Magherafelt district for many years. We have extensive
local knowledge of Magherafelt families and Derry and Tyrone families.
Eugene is a member of Ballinascreen Historical Society and has given
a number of talks on family and local history.
“Though leaves are many the root is one”
W. B. Yeats The Coming of Wisdom with Time
you would like us to do some research for you then we can undertake
this work for a modest fee. Please contact us with your requirements
and we will give you a quote.
Hopefully, at some stage you will be able to walk the ground
your forefathers walked on, find the final resting place of your
kindred and maybe even find that old ancestral home!
Guests at Laurel Villa in recent times have included Canadian Andrew Anthony - the voice of
EA Sports Its in the Game catchphrase - and his film crew from Discovery Channel. Andrew was searching for his Ballinderry County Derry ancestors and asked us to help him. He was thrilled that we were able to find his Donnelly ancestors. You too can experience the excitement of your ancestral search if you stay at this quality Magherafelt accommodation.