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*[[Northern Ireland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
== Getting started with Northern Ireland research  ==
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*[[Northern Ireland Biography|Biography]]
 
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*[[Northern Ireland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Census|Census]]
 
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*[[Northern Ireland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
== Jurisdictions  ==
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*[[Northern Ireland Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
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*[[Northern Ireland History|History]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Language and Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Names Personal|Names Personal]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Schools|Schools]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[Northern Ireland Websites|Websites]]
  
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__NOTOC__=== Introduction ===  
  
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'''Northern Ireland''' is one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England]], [[Scotland]] and [[Wales]]).
  
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Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when the island of [[Ireland]] was partitioned between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. Until then the whole island of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom. Southern Ireland, later became the Irish Free State in 1922, and in 1949, the Republic of Ireland.
*civil parish
 
*civil parish
 
  
Armagh
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As much genealogy will pre-date these events, much of the research will involve Ireland as a whole.
  
Derry (Londonderry)
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[[Image:Map of Northern Ireland.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
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=== The Province of Ulster  ===
  
== Research Tools  ==
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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.
  
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)]  
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*[[County Antrim]]
*[http://www.groni.gov.uk/ General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)]
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*[[County Armagh]]  
*[http://www.nidex.com/genealogy.htm Northern Ireland Genealogy]  
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*[[County Cavan]] (in the Republic of Ireland)  
*[http://www.caora.net/find.php Caora]  
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*[[County Derry|County Derry or Londonderry]]  
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ GenUKI]  
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*[[County Donegal]] (in the Republic of Ireland)
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
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*[[County Down]]  
*[http://www.stirnet.com/main/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=79 Stirnet Limited: Families Database: Index] (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)
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*[[County Fermanagh]]  
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*[[County Monaghan]] (in the Republic of Ireland)  
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*[[County Tyrone]]
  
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=== Getting started with Northern Ireland research  ===
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== Help Wanted  ==
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Researching in Northern Ireland is NOT the same as researching in the [[Ireland|Republic of Ireland]] for the following reasons:
  
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#Although originally Catholic, over time what now constitutes Northern Ireland became predominately a Protestant country.
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#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].
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#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
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#Therefore a knowledge of history of this area and the potential records that could be found is essential
  
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
  
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*Census (some)
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*Civil Registration
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*Church Records
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*Court Records
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*Electoral Records
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*Emigration Records
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*Landed Estate Records
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*Local Government Records
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*Military Records
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*Poor Law Records
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*School Records
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*Valuation and Tithe Records
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*Wills and Testamentary Records
  
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A Turbulent History Destroyed Many Records - Records 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.
  
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The following lists record types that could be available in some way:
  
*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Northern Ireland|Pages for Northern Ireland]]
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*Census
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*Census Substitutes
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*Church
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*Valuation
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*Estate
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*Tithe Applotment Books
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*Landed Estate
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*Registry of Deeds
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*Wills and other Testamentary Records
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*Emigration
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*Poor Law
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*Ordnance Survey Maps and Memoirs
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*Solicitors Records
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*Crown Records
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*Militia, Yeomanry, and Irish Royal Constabulary
  
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. [http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars.htm Read more...] <!--{12085797306560} --><!--{12085797306561} -->
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
== Did you know?  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nirwgw/nir_resources.htm General Information About Northern Ireland]
  
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*[http://www.proni.gov.uk Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)]
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*[http://www.groni.gov.uk/ General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)]
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*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Ancestry Ireland]
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*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Northern IrelandGenWeb]
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]
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*[http://www.stirnet.com/genie/support/genintro.php Stirnet Limited: Families Database: Index] (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)
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*[http://pages.suddenlink.net/gunstar/index1.htm Huggins Family of Northern Ireland]<br>
  
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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. [http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars.htm Read more...] </div>
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Introduction

Northern Ireland is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland and Wales).

Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when the island of Ireland was partitioned between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. Until then the whole island of Ireland was part of the United Kingdom. Southern Ireland, later became the Irish Free State in 1922, and in 1949, the Republic of Ireland.

As much genealogy will pre-date these events, much of the research will involve Ireland as a whole.

Map of Northern Ireland.jpg

The Province of Ulster

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.

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 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
  4. Therefore a knowledge of history of this area and the potential records that could be found is essential

Jurisdictions

The main records of value to family historians and genealogists are:

  • Census (some)
  • 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

A Turbulent History Destroyed Many Records - Records 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 lists record types that could be available in some way:

  • Census
  • Census Substitutes
  • Church
  • Valuation
  • Estate
  • Tithe Applotment Books
  • Landed Estate
  • Registry of Deeds
  • Wills and other Testamentary Records
  • Various Printed Sources
  • Emigration
  • Poor Law
  • Local Authority Sources
  • Ordnance Survey Maps and Memoirs
  • Electoral Records
  • Solicitors Records
  • Business Records
  • Crown Records
  • Militia, Yeomanry, and Irish Royal Constabulary

Web Sites

General Information About Northern Ireland

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:

Featured Content

  • Browse:
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...