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Guide to '''County Down 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}}
  
== General County Research Information  ==
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==History==
  
Further information about County Down is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/DOW/index.html GenUKI] site.  
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It was during the Williamite War in Ireland from 1689 to 1691 the county was a center of Protestant rebellion against the rule of the Catholic James II. The Protestants formed a small force and were defeated by the Irish Army at the Break of Dromore They were forced to retreat leading to the whole of Down falling under Jacobite control. Later that year Marshal Schomberg's large Williamite expedition arrived in Belfast Lough and captured Bangor. After laying siege to Carrickfergus Schomberg marched south to Dundalk Camp, clearing County Down and much of the rest of East Ulster of Jacobite troops.
  
== '''Civil Jurisdictions''' and Parish Research Information  ==
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The population of Down is roughly 531,665 people.<ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Down," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Down. Visited 18 October.</ref>
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Down is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Down&UserID= Irish Times] site.  
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== General County Research Information ==
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'''County Down''' (Irish: '''Contae an Dúin''') is one of the six counties of [[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]. It is situated in the province of [[Ulster]].  Further information about County Down is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/DOW/index.html GenUKI] site.  
  
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" width="90%" align="center"
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== Archives and Libraries ==
|-
 
! width="30%" | [[C genealogical glossary terms|Civil Parish]]
 
! width="30%" | [[B genealogical glossary terms|Barony]]
 
! width="30%" | [[P genealogical glossary terms|Poor Law Union]]
 
|-
 
| [[Aghaderg, Down|Aghaderg]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Aghaderg, Down|Aghaderg]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Aghaderg, Down|Aghaderg]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Annaclone, Down|Annaclone]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Annahilt, Down|Annahilt]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Annahilt, Down|Annahilt]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Ardglass, Down|Ardglass]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ardkeen, Down|Ardkeen]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ardkeen, Down|Ardkeen]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Ardquin, Down|Ardquin]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ballee, Down|Ballee]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ballee, Down|Ballee]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ballyculter, Down|Ballyculter]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ballykinler, Down|Ballykinler]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ballyphilip, Down|Ballyphilip]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ballytrustan, Down|Ballytrustan]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Ballywalter, Down|Ballywalter]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Bangor, Down|Bangor]]
 
| Ards Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Bangor, Down|Bangor]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Blaris, Down|Blaris]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Blaris, Down|Blaris]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Bright, Down|Bright]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Castleboy, Down|Castleboy]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Clonallan, Down|Clonallan]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Clonduff, Down|Clonduff]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Clonduff, Down|Clonduff]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Comber, Down|Comber]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Comber, Down|Comber]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Comber, Down|Comber]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Donaghadee, Down|Donaghadee]]
 
| Ards Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Donaghcloney, Down|Donaghcloney]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Donaghmore, Down|Donaghmore]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Donaghmore, Down|Donaghmore]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Down, Down|Down]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Dromara, Down|Dromara]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Dromara, Down|Dromara]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Dromara, Down|Dromara]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Dromara, Down|Dromara]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Dromara, Down|Dromara]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Dromore, Down|Dromore]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Dromore, Down|Dromore]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Dromore, Down|Dromore]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Drumballyroney, Down|Drumballyroney]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Drumballyroney, Down|Drumballyroney]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Drumbeg, Down|Drumbeg]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Drumbo, Down|Drumbo]]
 
| Castlereagh
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Drumbo, Down|Drumbo]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Drumgath, Down|Drumgath]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Drumgooland, Down|Drumgooland]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Drumgooland, Down|Drumgooland]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Dundonald, Down|Dundonald]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Belfast
 
|-
 
| [[Dundonald, Down|Dundonald]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Dunsfort, Down|Dunsfort]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Garvaghy, Down|Garvaghy]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Garvaghy, Down|Garvaghy]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Greyabbey, Down|Greyabbey]]
 
| Ards Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Hillsborough, Down|Hillsborough]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Hillsborough, Down|Hillsborough]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Holywood, Down|Holywood]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Belfast
 
|-
 
| [[Inch, Down|Inch]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Inishargy, Down|Inishargy]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Kilbroney, Down|Kilbroney]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Kilkeel
 
|-
 
| [[Kilbroney, Down|Kilbroney]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Kilkeel
 
|-
 
| [[Kilbroney, Down|Kilbroney]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Kilclief, Down|Kilclief]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Kilclief, Down|Kilclief]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Kilcoe, Down|Kilcoe]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Kilkeel
 
|-
 
| [[Kilcoo, Down|Kilcoo]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Kilkeel
 
|-
 
| [[Kilcoo, Down|Kilcoo]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Kilkeel
 
|-
 
| [[Kilkeel, Down|Kilkeel]]
 
| Mourne
 
| Kilkeel
 
|-
 
| [[Killaney, Down|Killaney]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Killinchy, Down|Killinchy]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Killinchy, Down|Killinchy]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Killinchy, Down|Killinchy]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Killinchy, Down|Killinchy]]
 
| Dufferin
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Killinchy, Down|Killinchy]]
 
| Dufferin
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Killyleagh, Down|Killyleagh]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Killyleagh, Down|Killyleagh]]
 
| Dufferin
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmegan, Down|Kilmegan]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmegan, Down|Kilmegan]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmegan, Down|Kilmegan]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Strabane
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmegan, Down|Kilmegan]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmood, Down|Kilmood]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmore, Down|Kilmore]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Kilmore, Down|Kilmore]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Knockbreda, Down|Knockbreda]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Belfast
 
|-
 
| [[Knockbreda, Down|Knockbreda]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Belfast
 
|-
 
| [[Knockbreda, Down|Knockbreda]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Lambeg, Down|Lambeg]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Loughinisland, Down|Loughinisland]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Maghera, Down|Maghera]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Kilkeel
 
|-
 
| [[Magheradrool, Down|Magheradrool]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Magheradrool, Down|Magheradrool]]
 
| Kinelarty
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Magheradrool, Down|Magheradrool]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Magheralin, Down|Magheralin]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Magherally, Down|Magherally]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Magherally, Down|Magherally]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Moira, Down|Moira]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Moira, Down|Moira]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Newry, Down|Newry]]
 
| Lordship of Newry
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Newry, Down|Newry]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Newtownards, Down|Newtownards]]
 
| Ards Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Newtownards, Down|Newtownards]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Rathmullan, Down|Rathmullan]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Rathmullan, Down|Rathmullan]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Saintfield, Down|Saintfield]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Saintfield, Down|Saintfield]]
 
| Castlereagh Upper
 
| Lisburn
 
|-
 
| [[Saul, Down|Saul]]
 
| Lecale Lower
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Seapatrick, Down|Seapatrick]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Seapatrick, Down|Seapatrick]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Seapatrick, Down|Seapatrick]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Shankill, Down|Shankill]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Slanes, Down|Slanes]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[St. Andrews alias Ballyhalbert, Down|St. Andrews alias Ballyhalbert]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Tullylish, Down|Tullylish]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Lower part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Tullylish, Down|Tullylish]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Banbridge
 
|-
 
| [[Tullylish, Down|Tullylish]]
 
| Lower Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Lurgan
 
|-
 
| [[Tullynakill, Down|Tullynakill]]
 
| Castlereagh Lower
 
| Newtownards
 
|-
 
| [[Tyrella, Down|Tyrella]]
 
| Lecale Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|-
 
| [[Warrenspoint, Down|Warrenspoint]]
 
| Upper Iveagh, Upper part
 
| Newry
 
|-
 
| [[Witter, Down|Witter]]
 
| Ards Upper
 
| Downpatrick
 
|}
 
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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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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E-mail: gro.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk
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Internet: [http://www.proni.gov.uk/ Proni]
  
The Value of Tombstone Inscriptions by Dr. R.S.J. Clarke, 1808 to 1916.  
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The above is the official repository for the public records of Northern Ireland. PRONI also collects records from private sources.  
  
Memorial Inscriptions of people from Co. Downe from various Parishes &nbsp;who died overseas. Found in The Irish Ancestor 941.5 B2i Vo1 No. 1 year 1969 {{FHL|1013557|disp=Family History Catalogue}} <br>
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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 BTI 4HL <br>
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Internet: [http://www.Proni.gov.uk/ Proni]<br>
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E-mail: gro.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk
  
==== Genealogy ====
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Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 on.
  
Genealogy of Alexander NEILSON 1714 to 1776, for Co. Down, Drumadoney, Dromore. Article called 'Entries from Rev. Alexander Neilson's Family Bible' by Robert Garrett - found in The Irish Ancestor Vol. 1 no. 2, 1969 page 76-77. Ref. 941.5 B2i&nbsp; at Family History Library Salt Lake City or [http://www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor www.worldcat.org/title/the-irish-ancestor]
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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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Internet: [http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/lps/index/gi.htm/ Index]<br>
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E-mail: osni@nics.gov.uk
  
== Web Sites  ==
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Other:
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[http://www.ancestryireland.com/ ancestryireland] <br>
  
To view a list of Down web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/down.htm FHLFavorites.info] for some great sites.
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== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
  
<br>
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*List of [[County Down Civil Parishes]]
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*List of [[County Down Catholic Parishes]]
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*[https://www.johngrenham.com/browse/counties/rcmaps/downrc.php#maps County Down Roman Catholic Records]
  
{{Ireland counties}}  
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== Civil Registration ==
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*'''1845-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2659409|Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913}} at [https://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
  
{{DEFAULTSORT:Down}}
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== Land and Property ==
  
[[Category:County_Down]]
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Maps ==
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xdown-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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== Societies ==
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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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Ulster Historical Foundation <br>
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12 College Square <br>
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East Belfast <br>
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Northern Ireland BT1 6DD <br>
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Tel: (01232) 33 22 88 Fax: (01232) 23 98 85 <br>
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Internet: [http://www.ancestryireland.com/ Ancestry Ireland]<br>
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E-mail: info@ifhf.ie
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Down County Museum <br>
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The Mall Downpatrick <br>
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County Down BT30 6AH <br>
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[http://www.downcountymuseum.com/template.aspx?pid=213&area=1&aName=Home Down County Museum]
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Dromore Dioceasan Archives <br>
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Bishops House Newry <br>
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County Down <br>
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By appointment
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Collections include records of baptisms, marriages and deaths for each parish 1926- as well as other diocesan parish papers
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South Eastern Education Library Board <br>
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Library Headquarters <br>
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Windmill Hill <br>
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Ballynahinch County Down <br>
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Northern Ireland Internet: [http://www.seelb.org.uk/ Seelb] <br>
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E-mail: info@seelb.org.uk
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== Websites==
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*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/down.htm FHLFavorites.info]
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*[https://www.northernirelandgenweb.org/down/ County Down, Northern Ireland GenWeb Project]
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==References==
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<references />
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[[Category:County_Down, Northern Ireland]]
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[[Category:Counties of Northern Ireland]]

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

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History

It was during the Williamite War in Ireland from 1689 to 1691 the county was a center of Protestant rebellion against the rule of the Catholic James II. The Protestants formed a small force and were defeated by the Irish Army at the Break of Dromore They were forced to retreat leading to the whole of Down falling under Jacobite control. Later that year Marshal Schomberg's large Williamite expedition arrived in Belfast Lough and captured Bangor. After laying siege to Carrickfergus Schomberg marched south to Dundalk Camp, clearing County Down and much of the rest of East Ulster of Jacobite troops.

The population of Down is roughly 531,665 people.[1]

General County Research Information

County Down (Irish: Contae an Dúin) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. It is situated in the province of Ulster. Further information about County Down is available at the GenUKI site.

Archives and Libraries

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
66 Balmoral Avenue
Belfast BT9 6NY
E-mail: gro.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet: Proni

The above is the official repository for the public records of Northern Ireland. PRONI also collects records from private sources.

General Register Office
Oxford House
49/55 Chichester St.
Belfast BTI 4HL
Internet: Proni
E-mail: gro.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk

Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 on.

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
Colby House
Stranmillis Court
Malone
Lower Belfast BT9 5BJ
Internet: Index
E-mail: osni@nics.gov.uk

Other: ancestryireland

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

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.

Ulster Historical Foundation
12 College Square
East Belfast
Northern Ireland BT1 6DD
Tel: (01232) 33 22 88 Fax: (01232) 23 98 85
Internet: Ancestry Ireland
E-mail: info@ifhf.ie

Down County Museum
The Mall Downpatrick
County Down BT30 6AH
Down County Museum

Dromore Dioceasan Archives
Bishops House Newry
County Down
By appointment Collections include records of baptisms, marriages and deaths for each parish 1926- as well as other diocesan parish papers

South Eastern Education Library Board
Library Headquarters
Windmill Hill
Ballynahinch County Down
Northern Ireland Internet: Seelb
E-mail: info@seelb.org.uk

Websites

References

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