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== Getting started with Northern Ireland research  ==
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==Country Information==
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'''Northern Ireland''' is one of the four constituent parts of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England Genealogy|England]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]] and [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]]). Northern Ireland, is of fairly recent origin, coming out of the partition of the&nbsp;island of [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]]&nbsp;in 1921.&nbsp;Northern Ireland was retained as part of the UK, and the rest of Ireland, became an independent state, and was known as&nbsp;the Irish Free State in 1922, and after 1949, the Republic of Ireland. The official language is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Northern Ireland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Ireland, accessed 25 April 2016.</ref>
  
Researching in Northern Ireland is NOT the same as researching in the [[Ireland|Republic of Ireland]] for the following reasons:  
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==Getting Started ==
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Keep in mind these differences from the rest of Ireland:  
  
#Although originally Catholic, over time what now constitutes Northern Ireland&nbsp;became predominately a Protestant country.  
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#Although originally Catholic, over time what now constitutes Northern Ireland became predominately a Protestant country.  
 
#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].  
 
#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].  
#Many of the original records have been destroyed in the various conflicts that&nbsp;culimated in the 1921 troubles, but copies of some records do&nbsp;exist  
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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  
#Therefore a knowledge of history of this area and the potential records that could be found is essential
 
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nirwgw/nir_resources.htm General Information About Northern Ireland]
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<h3>Getting Started with Northern Ireland Research</h3>
== Province of Ulster consists of the following counties: ==
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Links to articles on getting started with Northern Ireland research.
 
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
County Antrim <br>County Armagh <br>County Cavan (now Republic of Ireland) <br>County Derry (Londonderry) <br>County Donegal (now Republic of Ireland) <br>County Down <br>County Fermanagh <br>County Monaghan (now in Republic of Ireland) <br>
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
 
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*[[How to Find Death Records]]
== Jurisdictions (records are created in 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
 
 
 
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= Turbulent History Destroyed Many Records&nbsp;  =
 
 
 
Rrecords of Ulster ancestors have been lost due to the consistent warfare that occurred in all parts of the island of Ireland.&nbsp; Other countries in the United Kingdom have a more consistent&nbsp;set of records with less loss.&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
 
 
The following&nbsp;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&nbsp; Sources
 
*Emigration
 
*Poor Law
 
*Local Authority Sources
 
*Ordnance Survey Maps and Memoirs
 
*Electoral Records  
 
*Solicitors Records  
 
*Business Records
 
*Crown Records
 
*Militia, Yeomanry, and Irish&nbsp;Royal Constabulary
 
 
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
  
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<h3>Northern Ireland Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Northern Ireland research.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nirwgw/nir_resources.htm General Information About Northern Ireland]
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)]  
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)]  
 
*[http://www.groni.gov.uk/ General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)]  
 
*[http://www.groni.gov.uk/ General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)]  
*<font color="#0066cc"><font color="#000000">[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Ancestry Ireland]</font></font>
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*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Ancestry Ireland]  
*<font color="#0066cc"><font color="#000000">[http://Www.ancestryireland.com/index.php No<font color="#0066cc">rthern IrelandGenWeb</font>]</font></font>
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*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Northern IrelandGenWeb]  
*<font color="#0066cc"><font color="#000000"></font></font>[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]  
*[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)
 
*[http://pages.suddenlink.net/gunstar/index1.htm Huggins Family of Northern Ireland]
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
 
 
== 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:
 
 
 
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== Featured Content  ==
 
 
 
*'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Northern Ireland|Pages for Northern Ireland]]
 
  
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...]
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Northern Ireland. <br>
  
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== Jurisdictions ==
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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.
  
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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.
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Ireland Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927084?region=Ireland Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Northern_Ireland Family History Center locator map]
  
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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.

Country Information

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

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

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.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Northern Ireland Clickable Map

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


AntrimArmaghLondonderryDownFermanaghTyroneNorthern Ireland.png
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Jurisdictions

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

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Northern Ireland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Ireland, accessed 25 April 2016.