For Cod, and Ulster – Northern Ireland’s Enduring Love of Chip Shops

This isn’t really about the Jamison family history, but it’s about a serious subject nonetheless; the relationship Northern Ireland has with its many chip shops. On mainland Britain, the chip shop now faces some serious competition from the plethora of Asian takeaways, kebab shops, Peri Peri joints and fried chicken shacks, but in Northern Ireland, apart from the eternal Chinese takeaway, chip shops rule supreme, … Continue reading For Cod, and Ulster – Northern Ireland’s Enduring Love of Chip Shops

Family Research Visit to Belfast June 2016

I’ve written this up quite a while after we actually visited, as family things got in the way, but it was a very useful visit and might be of help if you’re considering researching your own Belfast family history. We took the car and went by ferry, straight into Belfast harbour. We splashed out, staying two nights at the famous Europa Hotel in town, recommended! Apart from … Continue reading Family Research Visit to Belfast June 2016

Visit to North Antrim June 2009

From: 6th July 2009 Our visit to North Antrim a few weeks ago was fantastic, and we managed to get to quite a few places associated with the Jamisons, including Bushmills, Giant’s Causeway (including the school there) and Belfast. I hope to be sent a picture from the Causeway school from the period when our grandfather and his siblings attended; as soon as I get … Continue reading Visit to North Antrim June 2009

Family Reunion Trip to Scotland

From: 10th December 2009 I’ve just returned from a wonderful six day visit to the highlands, taking in Inverness, the village of Tomatin, and Kintail near the Isle of Skye in Rosshire, to visit my cousins Barbara and Freddy and their mother, my aunt Ara and my cousins Liza and Rusty who are my aunt Winnie’s ( my father’s sister) daughters. I also met my … Continue reading Family Reunion Trip to Scotland