Northern Ireland Genealogy

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== Types of Records ==
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== Types of Records ==
  
The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:
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The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:  
  
*Census
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*[[Northern_Ireland:Census|Census]]
*Civil Registration<br>
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*Civil Registration<br>  
*Church Records
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*Church Records  
*Court Records
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*Court Records  
*Electoral Records
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*Electoral Records  
*Emigration Records
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*Emigration Records  
*Landed Estate Records
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*Landed Estate Records  
*Local Government Records
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*Local Government Records  
*Military Records
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*Military Records  
*Poor Law Records
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*Poor Law Records  
*School Records<br>
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*School Records<br>  
*Valuation and Tithe Records
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*Valuation and Tithe Records  
 
*Wills and Testamentary Records
 
*Wills and Testamentary Records
 
 
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==

Revision as of 22:56, 23 September 2011

 

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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 it became predominately a protestant country 
  2. The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of Great Britain  

Types of Records

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

Jurisdictions

The counties in Northern Ireland are:

Counties

County Antrim

County Armagh

County Derry (Londonderry)

County Down

County Fermanagh

County Tyrone


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