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== Getting started with Northern Ireland research  ==
 
== 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:
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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&nbsp;
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#Although originally Catholic, over time it became predominately a protestant country.
#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of Great Britain&nbsp;&nbsp;
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#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].
  
 
== Types of Records  ==
 
== Types of Records  ==
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The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:  
 
The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:  
  
*[[Northern_Ireland:Census|Census]]
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*Civil Registration<br>  
 
*Civil Registration<br>  
 
*Church Records  
 
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
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The counties in Northern Ireland are:  
 
The counties in Northern Ireland are:  
  
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*County Antrim  
 
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*County Armagh  
County Antrim  
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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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County Down<br>
 
 
 
County Fermanagh<br>
 
 
 
County Tyrone  
 
 
 
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Revision as of 11:23, 21 January 2012

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 it became predominately a protestant country.
  2. The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the United Kingdom.

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:

  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Derry (Londonderry)
  • County Down
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Tyrone

Research Tools

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  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


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