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Guide to County Antrim ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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County Antrim (Irish: Contae Aontroma) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland.


General County Research Information

Further information about County Antrim is available at the GenUKI site.

Archives and Libraries

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) 66 Balmoral Avenue Belfast BT9 6NY E-mail:


The above is the official repository for the public records of Northern Ireland. PRONI also collects records from private sources.

HUDDLESTON, David. Medical and Health Records in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Mental hospital records have most information on patients, workhouse record documents, admission and discharge. Coroners records from 1880-1990's, detail, cause of death and commentary on the deceased. Medical casebooks give detailed information on patients. Patients records are unavailable after 1908. PRONI has an index to Wills 1858-1920. Medical records are largely uncatalogued. Article covers years 1767-2008. Article in Irish Archives: Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, vol. XV, 2008 pages 30-35, Held at the Family History Library, SLC Ref. 941.5 B2ia

  • General Register Office, Oxford House, 49/55 Chichester St., Belfast BT1 4HL Internet: E-mail:
  • Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 onwards.

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Church Records

Symthe-Wood, Patrick. A Record of Presbyterians in Co. Antrim. This article contains a description of the book Millrow Congregation, Antrim, names of seatholders and families, extracted from records of the Parish and other documents. covers 1801 -1839. Genealogy of William Wallace who married Ellen Nicholson 1801 included. Article in The Irish Ancestor Vol. 1. no. 2, 1969 pages 95-96 Family History Library 941.5 B2i Also available at


1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor


De Breffny, Brian.  Businessmen Who Issued Tokens in Ireland 1653-1679.  Due to an acute shortage of small change after the death of Charles 1, tradesmen, innkeepers and some local authorities began minting their own substitutes in the form of private tokens.  This list of 800 names, gives occupation and place.  Article in the Irish Ancestor, vol.X. no.1. 1978, pages 51-60. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11

contributed by Ffolliott, Rosemary. Some Lists of Mid-18th Century Linen Drapers in Sout-East Ulster.  Lists of Linen Drapers from the Belfast Newsletter covering years 1750-1764. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.XI. no.1.1979, pages 9-14, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol10-11.


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Web Sites

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