Northern Ireland Genealogy

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Guide to Northern Ireland ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Northern Ireland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Northern Ireland (post-1922)
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Record Types
Historic Ireland (pre-1922)
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Record Types
Ireland Background
Ireland Research Resources

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Northern Ireland is one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland and Wales). Northern Ireland, is of fairly recent origin, coming out of the partition of the island of Ireland in 1921. Northern Ireland was retained as part of the UK, and the rest of Ireland, became an independent state, and was known as the Irish Free State in 1922, and after 1949, the Republic of Ireland. The official language is English.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Keep in mind these differences from the rest of Ireland:

  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 culminated in the 1921 "troubles", but copies of some records do exist. Catholic Church Records have tended to survive while most Protestant records were destroyed.

Getting Started with Northern Ireland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Northern Ireland research.

Northern Ireland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Northern Ireland research.

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Northern Ireland Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Northern Ireland.

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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Northern Ireland. Click on a place below to go to the corresponding Wiki article listing more information.

Ulster is one of the historic provinces of Ireland. It consists of nine counties, six of which are in Northern Ireland and three in the Republic of Ireland.

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Northern Ireland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 25 April 2016.