Welcome to my site for the genealogy and family history of my paternal family, the Jamisons of North Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The areas where our Jamison family lived include, but are not limited to:
- Bushmills, Giants Causeway and nearby coastal North Antrim
- Belfast and neighboring towns
- County Down, especially around the Comber area of Ards
The Jamisons were a large family and have spread across Great Britain (particularly Scotland and the north of England) and beyond to Canada and the United States.
The Jamisons were probably part of the Protestant Scottish lowland migration to Northern Ireland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. More recently, the Jamisons were based throughout Belfast for much of the mid-20th century, so if you are an Ulster or Scottish Jamison and think we are related, please get in touch.
This website is my passion project to map our genealogy, capture family stories and pictures, and locate all known surviving members of our Jamison family. As of 2021, I’ve traced the family back to the late 1700s.
Have a look at this interesting blog entry from NALIL on the Jamisons of Giant’s Causeway – this is the story that led us to a picture of my generation of Jamison’s great grandfather, William McDowell Jamison.
Is your name on our list or shown on a family tree on this site?
If so, we need your help. However insignificant you think your information might be, it may be vital in completing our quest. So if you’re a Jamison, Jameson or Jamieson from the areas mentioned above, or descended from one, we need your help. Please get in touch with how and where you think you fit into our family tree.
Jamison, Jameson, Jamieson? Although our family name is spelt Jamison, it’s possible that you are related to us, as spellings have been somewhat arbitrary in the past, even in our own family. Please take a look at our lists of family member names, and our family tree, to check whether we may be related.
New for 2021 is a listing of associated surnames connected with my direct paternal family line by marriage, namely my parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great-great grandparents. These associations have been proven through a confirmed genealogical (family tree) relationship, or by confirmed shared familial DNA.
Finding Out More
I’ve used information from the census records for England and Ireland. A census was carried out in England in 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891, and 1901, and in Ireland in 1901 and 1911.
Also new for 2021 is an article where I describe the various DNA testing and comparison tools I’m now using to expand my search, and I provide details of where you can compare our DNA – see this article for more information!
Still have questions or suggestions? I love to hear from potential relatives, so please get in touch!