Northern Ireland Genealogy
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:
Province of Ulster consists of the following counties:
Jurisdictions (records are created in jurisdictions).The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:
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 list record types that could be available in some way:
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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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