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Genealogy of Alexander NEILSON 1714 to 1776, for Co. Down, Drumadoney, Dromore. Article called 'Entries from Rev. Alexander Neilson's Family Bible' by Robert Garrett - found in The Irish Ancestor Vol. 1 no. 2, 1969 page 76-77. Ref. 941.5 B2i  at Family History Library Salt Lake City or [http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor]  
 
Genealogy of Alexander NEILSON 1714 to 1776, for Co. Down, Drumadoney, Dromore. Article called 'Entries from Rev. Alexander Neilson's Family Bible' by Robert Garrett - found in The Irish Ancestor Vol. 1 no. 2, 1969 page 76-77. Ref. 941.5 B2i  at Family History Library Salt Lake City or [http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor]  
  
Davidson, Jennifer. Entries From the Family Bible of John Davidson of Co. Down.  Births Marriages and Deaths from flyleaf of a Bible of John Davidson, Co. Down. covering years 1798-1909. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII.no.2.1976, page 88, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8
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Davidson, Jennifer. Entries From the Family Bible of John Davidson of Co. Down.  Births Marriages and Deaths from flyleaf of a Bible of John Davidson, Co. Down. covering years 1798-1909. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII.no.2.1976, page 88, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8  
  
==== Community Trees Project ====
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Goodbody, Michael. A Quaker Wedding at Lisburn, Co. Down in 1867.  Description and two photographs of Quaker wedding, with names. photo 1. surnames. S, & W. Bancroft, AH. G.G. L.R. L & R. Pim, AM. H. S. Barcroft, A. C. FC. GF. H. ML. SH. Richardson,  christian names are given, but too many to list, so have just put initials.  Photo 2. E. SL. Anderson, M. WJ. Barcroft, R. Clibborn, C. Nicholson, A. J. WR Pim, EJ. G. JM. JN. JP. SB. Richardson, also includes a list of witnesses, covers years 1428-1938.  The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIII, no.2. 1981, pages 90-93.  FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i vol. 13.
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Community Trees Project  
  
 
To learn more about a Community Tree Project that has been completed for the Newry area in County Down click here.  
 
To learn more about a Community Tree Project that has been completed for the Newry area in County Down click here.  
  
To search the Ireland: County Down: Newry area Community Tree click [http://histfam.familysearch.org/search.php?tree=NewryIreland&mybool=AND&nr=50&showspouse=&showdeath=&offset=72050&tree=NewryIreland&page=1442 here].
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To search the Ireland: County Down: Newry area Community Tree click [http://histfam.familysearch.org/search.php?tree=NewryIreland&mybool=AND&nr=50&showspouse=&showdeath=&offset=72050&tree=NewryIreland&page=1442 here].  
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== Maps ==
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xdown-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
  
 
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South Eastern Education & Library Board Library Headquarters Windmill Hill, Ballynahinch County Down, Northern Ireland Internet: [http://www.seelb.org.uk// http://www.seelb.org.uk//] E-mail: info@seelb.org.uk
 
South Eastern Education & Library Board Library Headquarters Windmill Hill, Ballynahinch County Down, Northern Ireland Internet: [http://www.seelb.org.uk// http://www.seelb.org.uk//] E-mail: info@seelb.org.uk
  
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To view a list of Down web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/down.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
 
To view a list of Down web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/down.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nirdow/ County Down, Northern Ireland GenWeb Project]: Additional links and resources
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/downgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Down]
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Contents

General County Research Information

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

Archives and Libraries 

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) 66 Balmoral Avenue Belfast BT9 6NY E-mail: proni@dcalni.gov.uk

 Internet: www.proni.gov.uk/

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

General Register Office Oxford House 49/55 Chichester St. Belfast BTI 4HL Internet: http://www.groni.gov.uk E-mail: gro.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk

Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 on.


Other

irishgenealogy.net/antrimgen.html

www.ancestryireland.com/

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland Colby House Stranmillis Court Malone Lower Belfast BT9 5BJ Internet:http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/lps/index/gi.htm E-mail: osni@nics.gov.uk

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

A map of the Civil Parishes of County Down is available at Irish Times site.

Civil Parish Barony Poor Law Union
Aghaderg Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Aghaderg Upper Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Aghaderg Upper Iveagh, Upper part Banbridge
Annaclone Upper Iveagh, Upper part Banbridge
Annahilt Kinelarty Lisburn
Annahilt Lower Iveagh, Lower part Lisburn
Ardglass Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Ardkeen Ards Upper Downpatrick
Ardkeen Ards Upper Newtownards
Ardquin Ards Upper Downpatrick
Ballee Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Ballee Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Ballyculter Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Ballykinler Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Ballyphilip Ards Upper Downpatrick
Ballytrustan Ards Upper Downpatrick
Ballywalter Ards Upper Newtownards
Bangor Ards Lower Newtownards
Bangor Castlereagh Lower Newtownards
Blaris Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Blaris Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lisburn
Bright Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Castleboy Ards Upper Downpatrick
Clonallan Upper Iveagh, Upper part Newry
Clonduff Upper Iveagh, Lower part Newry
Clonduff Upper Iveagh, Upper part Newry
Comber Castlereagh Lower Newtownards
Comber Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Comber Castlereagh Upper Newtownards
Donaghadee Ards Lower Newtownards
Donaghcloney Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Donaghmore Lower Iveagh, Upper part Newry
Donaghmore Upper Iveagh, Upper part Newry
Down Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Dromara Kinelarty Downpatrick
Dromara Kinelarty Lisburn
Dromara Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Dromara Lower Iveagh, Lower part Lisburn
Dromara Upper Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Dromore Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Dromore Lower Iveagh, Lower part Lisburn
Dromore Lower Iveagh, Upper part Banbridge
Drumballyroney Upper Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Drumballyroney Upper Iveagh, Lower part Newry
Drumbeg Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Drumbo Castlereagh Lisburn
Drumbo Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Drumgath Upper Iveagh, Upper part Newry
Drumgooland Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Drumgooland Upper Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Dundonald Castlereagh Lower Belfast
Dundonald Castlereagh Lower Newtownards
Dunsfort Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Garvaghy Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Garvaghy Upper Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Greyabbey Ards Lower Newtownards
Hillsborough Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lisburn
Hillsborough Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Holywood Castlereagh Lower Belfast
Inch Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Inishargy Ards Upper Newtownards
Kilbroney Upper Iveagh, Lower part Kilkeel
Kilbroney Upper Iveagh, Upper part Kilkeel
Kilbroney Upper Iveagh, Upper part Newry
Kilclief Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Kilclief Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Kilcoe Upper Iveagh, Lower part Kilkeel
Kilcoo Upper Iveagh, Lower part Kilkeel
Kilcoo Upper Iveagh, Upper part Kilkeel
Kilkeel Mourne Kilkeel
Killaney Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Killinchy Castlereagh Lower Newtownards
Killinchy Castlereagh Upper Downpatrick
Killinchy Castlereagh Upper Newtownards
Killinchy Dufferin Downpatrick
Killinchy Dufferin Newtownards
Killyleagh Castlereagh Upper Downpatrick
Killyleagh Dufferin Downpatrick
Kilmegan Kinelarty Downpatrick
Kilmegan Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Kilmegan Lecale Upper Strabane
Kilmegan Upper Iveagh, Lower part Downpatrick
Kilmood Castlereagh Lower Newtownards
Kilmore Castlereagh Upper Downpatrick
Kilmore Kinelarty Downpatrick
Knockbreda Castlereagh Lower Belfast
Knockbreda Castlereagh Upper Belfast
Knockbreda Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Lambeg Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Loughinisland Kinelarty Downpatrick
Maghera Upper Iveagh, Lower part Kilkeel
Magheradrool Kinelarty Downpatrick
Magheradrool Kinelarty Lisburn
Magheradrool Lower Iveagh, Lower part Lisburn
Magheralin Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Magherally Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Magherally Lower Iveagh, Upper part Banbridge
Moira Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Moira Upper Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Newry Lordship of Newry Newry
Newry Upper Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Newtownards Ards Lower Newtownards
Newtownards Castlereagh Lower Newtownards
Rathmullan Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Rathmullan Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Saintfield Castlereagh Upper Downpatrick
Saintfield Castlereagh Upper Lisburn
Saul Lecale Lower Downpatrick
Seapatrick Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Seapatrick Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Seapatrick Upper Iveagh, Upper part Banbridge
Shankill Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Slanes Ards Upper Downpatrick
St. Andrews alias Ballyhalbert Ards Upper Newtownards
Tullylish Lower Iveagh, Lower part Banbridge
Tullylish Lower Iveagh, Upper part Banbridge
Tullylish Lower Iveagh, Upper part Lurgan
Tullynakill Castlereagh Lower Newtownards
Tyrella Lecale Upper Downpatrick
Warrenspoint Upper Iveagh, Upper part Newry
Witter Ards Upper Downpatrick

Cemeteries

The Value of Tombstone Inscriptions by Dr. R.S.J. Clarke, 1808 to 1916.

Memorial Inscriptions of people from Co. Downe from various Parishes  who died overseas. Found in The Irish Ancestor 941.5 B2i Vo1 No. 1 year 1969 Family History Catalogue

Genealogy

Genealogy of Alexander NEILSON 1714 to 1776, for Co. Down, Drumadoney, Dromore. Article called 'Entries from Rev. Alexander Neilson's Family Bible' by Robert Garrett - found in The Irish Ancestor Vol. 1 no. 2, 1969 page 76-77. Ref. 941.5 B2i  at Family History Library Salt Lake City or www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor

Davidson, Jennifer. Entries From the Family Bible of John Davidson of Co. Down.  Births Marriages and Deaths from flyleaf of a Bible of John Davidson, Co. Down. covering years 1798-1909. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII.no.2.1976, page 88, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8

Goodbody, Michael. A Quaker Wedding at Lisburn, Co. Down in 1867.  Description and two photographs of Quaker wedding, with names. photo 1. surnames. S, & W. Bancroft, AH. G.G. L.R. L & R. Pim, AM. H. S. Barcroft, A. C. FC. GF. H. ML. SH. Richardson,  christian names are given, but too many to list, so have just put initials.  Photo 2. E. SL. Anderson, M. WJ. Barcroft, R. Clibborn, C. Nicholson, A. J. WR Pim, EJ. G. JM. JN. JP. SB. Richardson, also includes a list of witnesses, covers years 1428-1938.  The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIII, no.2. 1981, pages 90-93.  FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i vol. 13.

Community Trees Project

To learn more about a Community Tree Project that has been completed for the Newry area in County Down click here.

To search the Ireland: County Down: Newry area Community Tree click here.

Maps

1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor

Occupations

collected by Ffolliott, Rosemary. Some Game Licences of 1802. A list of name, places of abode who took out Certificates of Game Licences issued in 1802, covering Counties Armagh, Clare, Down, Kilkenny, Louth and Tipperary. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.VIII. no.1. 1976, pages 35-47. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8

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.

Societies

Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.

Ulster Historical Foundation 12 College Square East Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 6DD Tel: (01232) 33 22 88 Fax: (01232) 23 98 85 Internet: http://www.ancestryireland.com/ E-mail: info@ifhf.ie

Down County Museum The Mall Downpatrick County Down BT30 6AH

http://www.downcountymuseum.com/template.aspx?pid=213&area=1&aName=Home

Dromore Dioceasan Archives BishopÕs House Newry County Down By appointment

Collections include records of baptisms, marriages and deaths for each parish 1926- as well as other diocesan parish papers

South Eastern Education & Library Board Library Headquarters Windmill Hill, Ballynahinch County Down, Northern Ireland Internet: http://www.seelb.org.uk// E-mail: info@seelb.org.uk

 Web Sites

To view a list of Down web sites, visit FHLFavorites.info for some great sites.

County Down, Northern Ireland GenWeb Project: Additional links and resources