Northern Ireland Genealogy

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Revision as of 00:18, 6 June 2012

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Contents

Getting started with Northern Ireland research

Researching in Northern Ireland is NOT the same as researching in the Republic of Ireland for the following reasons:

  1. Although originally Catholic, over time what now constitutes Northern Ireland became predominately a Protestant country.
  2. The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the United Kingdom.
  3. Many of the original records have been destroyed in the various conflicts that culimated in the 1921 troubles, but copies of some records do exist
  4. Therefore a knowledge of history of this area and the potential records that could be found is essential

General Information About Northern Ireland

Jurisdictions (Records Are Created in Jurisdictions)The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:

  • Census
  • Civil Registration
  • Church Records
  • Court Records
  • Electoral Records
  • Emigration Records
  • Landed Estate Records
  • Local Government Records
  • Military Records
  • Poor Law Records
  • School Records
  • Valuation and Tithe Records
  • Wills and Testamentary Records


Types of Records That May Exist

The Province of Ulster consists of the following counties:



Types of Records That May Exist
The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:

Census
Civil Registration
Church Records
Court Records
Electoral Records
Emigration Records
Landed Estate Records
Local Government Records
Military Records
Poor Law Records
School Records
Valuation and Tithe Records
Wills and Testamentary Records









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