Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland



 



Tree: Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
Notes: Belfast (from the Irish: Béal Feirste meaning "Sandy ford at river mouth")[1] is the capital of Northern Ireland.[2] It is the largest urban area in Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. In the 2001 census, the population within the city limits (the Belfast Urban Area) was 276,459,[3] while 579,554 people lived in the wider Belfast Metropolitan Area.[4] This made it the fifteenth-largest city in the United Kingdom, but the eleventh-largest conurbation.[5]

Belfast is situated on Ireland's eastern coast. The city is flanked to the northwest by a series of hills, including Cavehill, which is thought to be the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels. Belfast is located at the western end of Belfast Lough and at the mouth of the River Lagan making it an ideal location for the shipbuilding industry that once made it famous. When the Titanic was built in Belfast in 1912, Harland and Wolff had the largest shipyard in the world.[6] Originally a town in County Antrim, the County borough of Belfast was created when it was granted city status by Queen Victoria in 1888.[7]

Belfast saw the worst of The Troubles in Ireland, with nearly half of the total deaths in the conflict occurring in the city. However, since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, there has been significant urban regeneration in the city centre including Victoria Square, Queen's Island and Laganside as well as the Odyssey complex and the landmark Waterfront Hall. The city is served by two airports: The George Best Belfast City Airport adjacent to Belfast Lough and Belfast International Airport which is near Lough Neagh. Queen's University of Belfast is the main university in the city. The University of Ulster also maintains a campus in the city, which concentrates on fine art, design and architecture.


City/Town : Latitude: 54.60031, Longitude: -5.921630


Birth

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID   Tree 
1 Adams, Thomas Quincy I  Sep 1801Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland I272008478692 Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family  
2 Adams, Thomas Quincy II  24 Feb 1832Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland I616666652 Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family  
3 Fergueson, Agnes Ann  1804Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland I272008478693 Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family  
4 McGee, Sarah Eliza  31 Aug 1861Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland I272008485695 Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family  

Died

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID   Tree 
1 Fergueson, Agnes Ann  1834Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland I272008478693 Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family  
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