My great great grandfather, James Boyd was born c 1811 in Castlegore Co Antrim and died there in 1873. I can verify his death from Government Records Office Northern Ireland (GRONI) and his birth year by working back using age quoted in this record. I don't know who his parents were but he had a sibling, Daniel. James occupation was as a farmer and this is confirmed in the Griffiths Valuation 1847 - 1864. His religious denomination was Church of Ireland. He married Margaret (surname not known) born c 1816 around 1842 (based on first child being born in 1843). She died in Belfast aged 95 in 1911. They had seven children in total. I have visited the Public Records Office N I (PRONI) and can find no Church records for the Parish of Connor that would have included the township of Castlegore. The Ulster Historical Foundationhave confirmed that these records were destroyed in a fire at PRO Dublin in 1922. Can anyone suggest how I might track back beyond 1811 without these vital records.