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== [[Image:Map of Northern Ireland.jpg|thumb|right]] ==
  
 
== Getting started with Northern Ireland research  ==
 
== Getting started with Northern Ireland research  ==
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Researching in Northern Ireland is NOT the same as researching in the [[Ireland|Republic of Ireland]] for the following reasons:  
 
Researching in Northern Ireland is NOT the same as researching in the [[Ireland|Republic of Ireland]] for the following reasons:  
  
#Although originally Catholic, over time it became predominately a protestant country.  
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#Although originally Catholic, over time what now constitutes Northern Ireland&nbsp;became predominately a Protestant country.  
#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].
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#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].  
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#Many of the original records have been destroyed in the various conflicts that&nbsp;culimated in the 1921 troubles, but copies of some records do&nbsp;exist
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#Therefore a knowledge of history of this area and the potential records that could be found is essential
  
== Types of Records  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nirwgw/nir_resources.htm General Information About Northern Ireland]
  
The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:
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*[[Northern Ireland:Census|Census]]
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== Province of Ulster consists of the following counties:  ==
*Civil Registration<br>
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County Antrim <br>County Armagh <br>County Cavan (now Republic of Ireland) <br>County Derry (Londonderry) <br>County Donegal (now Republic of Ireland) <br>County Down <br>County Fermanagh <br>County Monaghan (now in Republic of Ireland) <br>County Tyrone
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== Jurisdictions (records are created in jurisdictions).The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are: ==
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*Census (some)
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*Civil Registration  
 
*Church Records  
 
*Church Records  
 
*Court Records  
 
*Court Records  
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*Military Records  
 
*Military Records  
 
*Poor Law Records  
 
*Poor Law Records  
*School Records<br>
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*School Records  
 
*Valuation and Tithe Records  
 
*Valuation and Tithe Records  
 
*Wills and Testamentary Records
 
*Wills and Testamentary Records
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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The counties in Northern Ireland are:
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= Turbulent History Destroyed Many Records&nbsp;  =
  
*County Antrim
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Rrecords of Ulster ancestors have been lost due to the consistent warfare that occurred in all parts of the island of Ireland.&nbsp; Other countries in the United Kingdom have a more consistent&nbsp;set of records with less loss.&nbsp;&nbsp;
*County Armagh
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*County Derry (Londonderry)
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*County Down
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*County Fermanagh
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*County Tyrone
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== Research Tools ==
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The following&nbsp;lists record types that could be available in some way:
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*Census
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*Census Substitutes
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*Church
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*Valuation
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*Estate
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*Tithe Applotment Books
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*Landed Estate
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*Registry of Deeds
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*Wills and other Testamentary Records
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*Various Printed&nbsp; Sources
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*Emigration
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*Poor Law
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*Local Authority Sources
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*Ordnance Survey Maps and Memoirs
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*Electoral Records
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*Solicitors Records
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*Business Records
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*Crown Records
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*Militia, Yeomanry, and Irish&nbsp;Royal Constabulary
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== Web Sites ==
  
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)]  
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)]  
 
*[http://www.groni.gov.uk/ General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)]  
 
*[http://www.groni.gov.uk/ General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)]  
*[http://www.nidex.com/genealogy.htm Northern Ireland Genealogy]  
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*<font color="#0066cc"><font color="#000000">[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Ancestry Ireland]</font></font>
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
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*<font color="#0066cc"><font color="#000000">[http://Www.ancestryireland.com/index.php No<font color="#0066cc">rthern IrelandGenWeb</font>]</font></font>
*[http://www.stirnet.com/genie/support/genintro.php Stirnet Limited: Families Database: Index] (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)
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*<font color="#0066cc"><font color="#000000"></font></font>[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
 
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*[http://www.stirnet.com/genie/support/genintro.php Stirnet Limited: Families Database: Index] (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)  
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*[http://pages.suddenlink.net/gunstar/index1.htm Huggins Family of Northern Ireland]
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)  
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)  
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
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Revision as of 18:36, 17 August 2012

Contents

Map of Northern Ireland.jpg

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


Province of Ulster consists of the following counties:

County Antrim
County Armagh
County Cavan (now Republic of Ireland)
County Derry (Londonderry)
County Donegal (now Republic of Ireland)
County Down
County Fermanagh
County Monaghan (now in Republic of Ireland)
County Tyrone

Jurisdictions (records are created in jurisdictions).The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:

  • Census (some)
  • 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


Turbulent History Destroyed Many Records 

Rrecords of Ulster ancestors have been lost due to the consistent warfare that occurred in all parts of the island of Ireland.  Other countries in the United Kingdom have a more consistent set of records with less loss.  

The following lists record types that could be available in some way:

  • Census
  • Census Substitutes
  • Church
  • Valuation
  • Estate
  • Tithe Applotment Books
  • Landed Estate
  • Registry of Deeds
  • Wills and other Testamentary Records
  • Various Printed  Sources
  • Emigration
  • Poor Law
  • Local Authority Sources
  • Ordnance Survey Maps and Memoirs
  • Electoral Records
  • Solicitors Records
  • Business Records
  • Crown Records
  • Militia, Yeomanry, and Irish Royal Constabulary





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The will calendars,1858 to about 1900, are online as part of the first phase of a project to index and digitise all the early wills proved in the District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry. It provides a fully searchable index to the will calendar entries for these 3 District Probate Registries with the facility to view the entire will calendar entry for each successful search. Read more...

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