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Guide to '''County Antrim ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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{{Click|File:Ireland ORP.png|Ireland Online Genealogy Records}}
  
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== General County Research Information  ==
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== History ==
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In ancient times, Antrim was inhabited by a Celtic people called the Darini. In the early Middle Ages, southern County Antrim was part of the Kingdom of Ulidia. who were pre-Gaelic Celts and probably related to the Picts of Britain. Between the 8th and 11th centuries Antrim was exposed to the inroads of the Vikings.
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In the late 12th century Antrim became part of the Earldom of Ulster, conquered by Anglo-Norman invaders. A revival of Gaelic power followed the campaign of Edward Bruce in 1315, leaving Carrickfergus as the only significant English stronghold.
  
Further information about County Antrim is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/ANT/index.html GenUKI] site.  
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During the Tudor era in the 16th century numerous adventurers from Britain attempted to colonise the region; many Scots settled in Antrim around this time. In 1588 the Antrim coast was the scene of one of the 24 wrecks of the Spanish Armada in Ireland. The Spanish vessel La Girona was wrecked off Lacana Point, in 1588 with the loss of nearly 1,300 lives. Antrim is divided into sixteen baronies.
  
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Islandmagee had, besides antiquarian remains, a notoriety as a home of witchcraft, and during the Irish Rebellion of 1641 was the scene of an act of reprisal, for the massacre of Protestants, against the Catholic population by the Scottish Covenanter soldiers of Carrickfergus.
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In 1689 during the Williamite War in Ireland, County Antrim was a center of Protestant resistance against the rule of the Catholic James II. After the advance of the Irish Army under Richard Hamilton, all of County Antrim was brought under Jacobite control. Later in the year a major expedition from England landed in Belfast Lough and successfully laid siege to Carrickfergus. Having captured most of the largest towns of the area, they then marched south towards Dundalk.
  
== &nbsp;Archives and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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The population of Antrim is roughly 618,108 people.<ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Antrim ," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Antrim. Visited 18 October 2017.</ref>
  
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) 66 Balmoral Avenue Belfast BT9 6NY E-mail: proni@dcalni.gov.uk
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== General County Research Information ==
  
<br>&nbsp;Internet: [http://www.proni.gov.uk/ www.proni.gov.uk/]  
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Further information about County Antrim is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/ANT/index Genuki] site.
  
<br>The above is the official repository for the public records of Northern Ireland. PRONI also collects records from private sources.
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== Archives and Libraries ==
  
HUDDLESTON, David.&nbsp; Medical and Health Records in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.&nbsp; Mental hospital records have most information on patients, workhouse record documents, admission and discharge. Coroners records from 1880-1990's, detail, cause of death and commentary on the deceased.&nbsp; Medical casebooks give detailed information on patients.&nbsp; Patients records are unabailable after 1908.&nbsp; PRONI has an index to Wills 1858-1920. Medical records are largely uncatalogued. Article covers years 1767-2008. Article in Irish Archives: Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, vol. XV, 2008 pages 30-35, Held at the Family History Library, SLC Ref. 941.5 B2ia
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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)<br>
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66 Balmoral Avenue<br>
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Belfast BT9 6NY <br>
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Ireland <br>
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E-mail [http://www.proni.gov.uk/ Proni]
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<br>General Register Office Oxford House 49/55 Chichester St. Belfast BTI 4HL Internet: http://www.groni.gov.uk E-mail: gro.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk
 
  
<br>Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 onwards.  
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General Register Office <br>
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Oxford House <br>
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49/55 Chichester St <br>
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Belfast BT1 4HL<br>
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Ireland <br>
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[http://www.groni.gov.uk E-mail Proni] <br>
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Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 onward.
  
<br> <br>Other
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Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland <br>
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Colby House <br>
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Stranmillis Court <br>
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Malone <br>
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Lower Belfast, BT9 5BJ <br>
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Ireland <br>
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[http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/lps/index/gi.htm/ E-mail]
  
<br>Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland Colby House Stranmillis Court Malone Lower Belfast BT9 5BJ Internet:http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/lps/index/gi.htm E-mail: osni@nics.gov.uk
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== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
  
== &nbsp;'''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
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*List of [[County Antrim Civil Parishes]]
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*List of [[County Antrim Catholic Parishes]]
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Antrim is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Antrim&UserID= Irish Times] site.
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== Census Records ==
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*'''1901''' - {{RecordSearch|1626180|Ireland Census, 1901}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
A map of the Catholic Parishes of County Antrim is available at the [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/counties/rcmaps/antrimrc.htm Irish Times] site.&nbsp;
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== Church Records ==
  
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'''Presbyterian Historical Society Church House''' <br>
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Fisherwick Place <br>
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Belfast BT1 6DW <br>
[[C genealogical glossary terms#Civil_parish.2C_Ireland|Civil Parish - Church of Ireland]]
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Ireland <br>
  
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'''Moravian Church''' <br>
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25 Church Road <br>
! width="25%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms#Catholic_parish.2C_Ireland|Catholic Parish]]<ref name="Ryan">Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA: Ancestry.com, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r</ref>  
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Gracehill Ballymena <br>
! width="15%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms#Catholic_diocese.2C_Ireland|Catholic Diocese]]<ref name="Ryan">Ryan, James G. Irish Records: sources for family and local history. USA: Ancestry.com, 1997. FHL 941.5 D23r</ref>
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County Antrim <br>
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Ireland <br>
| [[Aghagallon, Antrim|Aghagallon]]
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[http://www.gracehillmoravian.org.uk/ E-mail] <br>
| Upper&nbsp;Massereene&nbsp;
 
| Lurgan&nbsp;
 
| Aghagallon and Ballinderry
 
| Connor
 
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| [[Aghalee, Antrim|Aghalee]]
 
| Upper Massereene&nbsp;
 
| Lurgan&nbsp;
 
| Aghagallon and Ballinderry
 
| Dromore
 
|-
 
| [[Ahoghill, Antrim|Ahoghill&nbsp;]]
 
| Lower Toome
 
| Ballymena&nbsp;
 
| Ahoghill
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Antrim, Antrim|Antrim&nbsp;]]
 
| Upper Toome&nbsp;
 
| Antrim&nbsp;
 
| Antrim
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ardclinis, Antrim|Ardclinis]]
 
| Lower Glenarm&nbsp;
 
| Larne&nbsp;
 
| Cushendall; part Carnlough
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Armoy, Antrim|Armoy&nbsp;]]
 
| Cary&nbsp;
 
| Ballycastle&nbsp;
 
| Armoy
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballinderry, Antrim|Ballinderry&nbsp;]]
 
| Upper Massereene&nbsp;
 
| Lisburn&nbsp;
 
| Aghagallon and Ballinderry
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballintoy, Antrim|Ballintoy]]
 
| Cary&nbsp;
 
| Ballycastle&nbsp;
 
| Ballintoy
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballyclug, Antrim|Ballyclug]]
 
| Lower Antrim
 
| Ballymena
 
| Ballymena
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballycor, Antrim|Ballycor]]
 
| Upper Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Ballyclare
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballylinny, Antrim|Ballylinny]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Antrim
 
| part Ballyclare; part Carrickfergus
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballymartin, Antrim|Ballymartin]]
 
| Upper Belfast
 
| Antrim
 
| part Ballyclare; part Antrim
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballymoney, Antrim|Ballymoney]]
 
| Upper Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney
 
| Ballymoney and Derrykeighan
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballynure, Antrim|Ballynure]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Larne
 
| part Larne; part Carrickfergus
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballyrashane, Antrim|Ballyrashane]]
 
| Lower Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney
 
| Portrush
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballyscullion, Antrim|Ballyscullion]]
 
| Upper Toome
 
| Ballymena
 
| Duneane
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballyscullion Grange, Antrim|Ballyscullion Grange]]
 
| Upper Toome
 
| Ballymena
 
| Duneane
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Ballywillin, Antrim|Ballywillin]]
 
| Lower Dunluce
 
| Coleraine
 
| Portrush and Bushmills
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Belfast, Antrim|Belfast]]
 
| Belfast
 
| Belfast
 
| Ballyclare; Whitehouse
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Billy, Antrim|Billy]]
 
| Cary
 
| Coleraine
 
| Ballintoy
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Blaris, Antrim|Blaris]]
 
| Upper Massereene
 
| Lisburn
 
| Lisburn
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Camlin, Antrim|Camlin]]
 
| Upper Massereene
 
| Antrim
 
| Glenavy and Killead
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Carncastle, Antrim|Carncastle]]
 
| Upper Glenarm
 
| Larne
 
| part Glenarm; part&nbsp; Larne
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Carnmoney, Antrim|Carnmoney]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Belfast
 
| part Greencastle; part Whitehouse
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Carrickfergus, Antrim|Carrickfergus]]
 
| Carrickfergus
 
| Larne
 
| Carrickfergus
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Connor, Antrim|Connor]]
 
| Lower Antrim
 
| Antrim/Ballymena
 
| Braid or Glenravel; part Randalstown
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Cranfield, Antrim|Cranfield]]
 
| Upper Toome
 
| Antrim
 
| Duneane
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Culfeightrin, Antrim|Culfeightrin]]
 
| Cary
 
| Ballycastle
 
| Culfeightrin
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Derryaghy, Antrim|Derryaghy]]
 
| Upper Belfast/Upper Messereene
 
| Lisburn
 
| Hannastown, Rock, and Derryaghy
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Derrykeighan, Antrim|Derrykeighan]]
 
| Lower Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney
 
| Ballymoney and Derrykeighan
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Doagh Grange, Antrim|Doagh Grange]]
 
| Upper Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Ballyclare
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Donegore, Antrim|Donegore]]
 
| Upper Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Drumbeg, Antrim|Drumbeg]]
 
| Upper Belfast
 
| Lisburn
 
| Hannastown, Rock, and Derryaghy
 
| Down
 
|-
 
| [[Drummaul, Antrim|Drummaul]]
 
| Upper Toome
 
| Antrim/Ballymena
 
| Randalstown
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Dunaghy, Antrim|Dunaghy]]
 
| Kilconway
 
| Ballymena
 
| Glenravel
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Duneane, Antrim|Duneane]]
 
| Upper Toome
 
| Antrim/Ballymena
 
| Duneane
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Dunluce, Antrim|Dunluce]]
 
| Lower Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney/Coleraine
 
| part Portrush
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Finvoy, Antrim|Finvoy]]
 
| Kilconway
 
| Ballymoney
 
| Dunloy and Cloughmills
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Glenavy, Antrim|Glenavy]]
 
| Upper Massereene
 
| Antrim/Lisburn
 
| Glenavy and Killead
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Glenwhirry, Antrim|Glenwhirry]]
 
| Lower Antrim
 
| Ballymena
 
| Braid
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Glynn, Antrim|Glynn]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Larne
 
| Larne
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Drumtullagh, Antrim|Grange of Drumtullagh]]
 
| Cary
 
| Ballycastle
 
| Ballintoy
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Dundermot, Antrim|Grange of Dundermot]]
 
| Kilconway
 
| Ballymena
 
| Dunloy and Cloughmills
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Inispollan, Antrim|Grange of Inispollan]]
 
| Lower Glenarm
 
| Ballycastle
 
| Craiga and Cushleak
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Killyglen, Antrim|Grange of Killyglen]]
 
| Upper Glenarm
 
| Larne
 
| Larne
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Layd, Antrim|Grange of Layd]]
 
| Lower Glenarm
 
| Ballycastle
 
| Cushendun
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Muckanmore, Antrim|Grange of Muckanmore]]
 
| Lower Messereene
 
| Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Nilteen, Antrim|Grange of Nilteen]]
 
| Upper Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Grange of Shilvadan, Antrim|Grange of Shilvadan]]
 
| Upper Toome
 
| Antrim
 
| Glenravel or Braid
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Inver, Antrim|Inver]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Larne
 
| Larne
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Island Magee, Antrim|Island Magee]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Larne
 
| Larne
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Kilbride, Antrim|Kilbride]]
 
| Upper Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
| Connor
 
|-
 
| [[Kildollagh, Antrim|Kildollagh]]
 
| Upper Dunluce
 
| Coleraine
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Killagan, Antrim|Killagan]]
 
| Kilconway/Upper Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Killead, Antrim|Killead]]
 
| Lower Massereene
 
| Antrim
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Kilraghts, Antrim|Kilraghts]]
 
| Upper Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Kilroot, Antrim|Kilroot]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Larne
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Kilwaughter, Antrim|Kilwaughter]]
 
| Upper Glenarm
 
| Larne
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Kirkinriola, Antrim|Kirkinriola]]
 
| Lower Toome
 
| Ballymena
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Lambeg, Antrim|Lambeg]]
 
| Upper Belfast/Upper Massereene
 
| Lisburn
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Larne, Antrim|Larne]]
 
| Upper Glenarm
 
| Larne
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Layd, Antrim|Layd]]
 
| Lower Glenarm
 
| Ballycastle/Larne
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Loughguile, Antrim|Loughguile]]
 
| Kilconway/Upper Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Magherafelt, Antrim|Magherafelt]]
 
| Upper Masseree<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313167315633_221" />ne
 
| Lisburn
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Magheragall, Antrim|Magheragall]]
 
| Upper Massereene
 
| Lisburn
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Magheramesk, Antrim|Magheramesk]]
 
| Upper Massereene
 
| Lisburn
 
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| rowspan="2" |
 
|-
 
| [[Magheramesk, Antrim|Magheramesk]]
 
| Upper Massereene
 
| Magherafelt
 
|-
 
| [[Muckamore (Grange of), Antrim|Muckamore (Grange of)]]
 
| Lower Massereene
 
| Antrim
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Mullaghbrack, Antrim|Mullaghbrack]]
 
| Oneilland West
 
| Banbridge
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Newtown Crommelin, Antrim|Newtown Crommelin]]
 
| Kilconway
 
| Ballymena
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Nilteen Grange, Antrim|Nilteen Grange]]
 
| Upper Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Racavan, Antrim|Racavan]]
 
| Lower Antrim
 
| Ballymena
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Raloo, Antrim|Raloo]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Larne
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Ramoan, Antrim|Ramoan]]
 
| Cary
 
| Ballycastle
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Rasharkin, Antrim|Rasharkin]]
 
| Kilconway
 
| Ballymena
 
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| rowspan="2" |
 
|-
 
| [[Rasharkin, Antrim|Rasharkin]]
 
| Kilconway
 
| Ballymoney
 
|-
 
| [[Rashee, Antrim|<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1314027906941_660" />Rashee]]
 
| Upper Antrim
 
| Antrim
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Rathlin Island, Antrim|Rathlin Island]]
 
| Cary
 
| Ballycastle
 
|
 
|
 
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| [[Shankill, Antrim|Shankill]]
 
| Belfast, Muni. Borough of
 
| Belfast
 
| rowspan="5" |
 
| rowspan="5" |
 
|-
 
| [[Shankill, Antrim|Shankill]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Belfast
 
|-
 
| [[Shankill, Antrim|Shankill]]
 
| Upper Belfast
 
| Belfast
 
|-
 
| [[Shankill, Antrim|Shankill]]
 
| Upper Belfast
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Shankill, Antrim|Shankill]]
 
| Upper Toome
 
| Antrim
 
|-
 
| [[Skerry, Antrim|Skerry]]
 
| Lower Antrim
 
| Ballymena
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Templecorran, Antrim|Templecorran]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Larne
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Templepatrick, Antrim|Templepatrick]]
 
| Lower Belfast
 
| Belfast
 
| rowspan="3" |
 
| rowspan="3" |
 
|-
 
| [[Templepatrick, Antrim|Templepatrick]]
 
| Upper Belfast
 
| Antrim
 
|-
 
| [[Templepatrick, Antrim|Templepatrick]]
 
| Upper Belfast
 
| Belfast
 
|-
 
| [[Tickmacrevan, Antrim|Tickmacrevan]]
 
| Lower Glenarm
 
| Larne
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Tullaghgore, Antrim|Tullaghgore]]
 
| Upper Dunluce
 
| Ballymoney
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[Tullyrusk, Antrim|Tullyrusk]]
 
| Upper Massereene
 
| Lisburn
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
  
== Church Records  ==
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'''Religious Society of Friends''' <br>
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4 Magheralave Road<br>
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Lisburn BT28 3BD <br>
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County Antrim <br>
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[http://www.quakers-in-ireland.ie/home/&nbsp; E-mail]
  
Symthe-Wood, Patrick.&nbsp; A Record of Presbyterians in Co. Antrim. This article contains a description of the book Millrow Congregation, Antrim, names of seatholders &amp; families, extracted from records of the Parish and other documents. covers 1801 -1839.&nbsp; Genealogy of William Wallace who married Ellen Nicholson 1801 included. Article in The Irish Ancestor Vol. 1. no. 2, 1969 pages 95-96 Family History Library 941.5 B2i&nbsp; Also available at [http://sources.nli.ie/Records http://sources.nli.ie/Records]&nbsp;and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor]  
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== Civil Registration ==
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*'''1845-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2659409|Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1845-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1408347|Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
<br>Presbyterian Historical Society Church House Fisherwick Place Belfast BT1 6DW ernet: E-mail: phsilibrarian@pcinet.org Internet: http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com/
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== Land and Property ==
  
<br>Moravian Church of Ireland 25 Church Road Gracehill Ballymena County Antrim Internet:http://www.moravian.org.uk/pages/moravian_frame1.html E-mail: archive@moravian.org.uk By Appointment <br>
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
<br>Religious Society of Friends 4 Magheralave Road Lisburn BT28 3BD County Antrim Internet:http://www.quakers-in-ireland.ie/home/&nbsp; E-mail: e-mail: qhist@eircom.net
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== Maps ==
  
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xantrim-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
  
== Maps  ==
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== Societies ==
 
 
[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xantrim-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
 
 
 
== Occupations  ==
 
 
 
De Breffny, Brian.&nbsp; Businessmen Who Issued Tokens in Ireland 1653-1679.&nbsp; Due to an acute shortage of small change after the death of Charles 1, tradesmen, innkeepers and some local authorities began minting their own substitutes in the form of private tokens.&nbsp; This list of 800 names, gives occupation and place.&nbsp; Article in the Irish Ancestor, vol.X. no.1. 1978, pages 51-60. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11
 
 
 
<br> contributed by Ffolliott, Rosemary. Some Lists of Mid-18th Century Linen Drapers in Sout-East Ulster.&nbsp; Lists of Linen Drapers from the Belfast Newsletter covering years 1750-1764. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol.XI. no.1.1979, pages 9-14, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol10-11.
 
 
 
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== Societies ==
 
  
 
Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.  
 
Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.  
  
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== Websites ==
 
 
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;Web Sites  ==
 
  
To view a list of Antrim web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/antrim.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.  
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=51.0 RootsChat Antrim Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/antrimireland Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Antrim]
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*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/ FHL Favorites]  
  
<br>[http://irishgenealogy.net/antrimgen.html irishgenealogy.net/antrimgen.html]  
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*[http://irishgenealogy.net/antrimgen.htm Irish Genealogy]
  
<br>[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ www.ancestryireland.com/]  
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County Antrim

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

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History

In ancient times, Antrim was inhabited by a Celtic people called the Darini. In the early Middle Ages, southern County Antrim was part of the Kingdom of Ulidia. who were pre-Gaelic Celts and probably related to the Picts of Britain. Between the 8th and 11th centuries Antrim was exposed to the inroads of the Vikings. In the late 12th century Antrim became part of the Earldom of Ulster, conquered by Anglo-Norman invaders. A revival of Gaelic power followed the campaign of Edward Bruce in 1315, leaving Carrickfergus as the only significant English stronghold.

During the Tudor era in the 16th century numerous adventurers from Britain attempted to colonise the region; many Scots settled in Antrim around this time. In 1588 the Antrim coast was the scene of one of the 24 wrecks of the Spanish Armada in Ireland. The Spanish vessel La Girona was wrecked off Lacana Point, in 1588 with the loss of nearly 1,300 lives. Antrim is divided into sixteen baronies.

Islandmagee had, besides antiquarian remains, a notoriety as a home of witchcraft, and during the Irish Rebellion of 1641 was the scene of an act of reprisal, for the massacre of Protestants, against the Catholic population by the Scottish Covenanter soldiers of Carrickfergus. In 1689 during the Williamite War in Ireland, County Antrim was a center of Protestant resistance against the rule of the Catholic James II. After the advance of the Irish Army under Richard Hamilton, all of County Antrim was brought under Jacobite control. Later in the year a major expedition from England landed in Belfast Lough and successfully laid siege to Carrickfergus. Having captured most of the largest towns of the area, they then marched south towards Dundalk.

The population of Antrim is roughly 618,108 people.[1]

General County Research Information

Further information about County Antrim is available at the Genuki site.

Archives and Libraries

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
66 Balmoral Avenue
Belfast BT9 6NY
Ireland
E-mail Proni


General Register Office
Oxford House
49/55 Chichester St
Belfast BT1 4HL
Ireland
E-mail Proni
Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 onward.

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
Colby House
Stranmillis Court
Malone
Lower Belfast, BT9 5BJ
Ireland
E-mail

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Census Records

Church Records

Presbyterian Historical Society Church House
Fisherwick Place
Belfast BT1 6DW
Ireland

Moravian Church
25 Church Road
Gracehill Ballymena
County Antrim
Ireland
E-mail

Religious Society of Friends
4 Magheralave Road
Lisburn BT28 3BD
County Antrim
E-mail

Civil Registration

Land and Property

Maps

1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor

Societies

Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Antrim ," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Antrim. Visited 18 October 2017.