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''[[United Kingdom]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Northern Ireland]]''  
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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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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>
  
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==Getting Started ==
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Keep in mind these differences from the rest of Ireland:
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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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<h3>Getting Started with Northern Ireland Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Northern Ireland research.
*[[Northern Ireland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Northern Ireland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Northern Ireland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Northern Ireland Census|Census]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland History|History]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Land and Property|Land and Property]]  
 
*[[Northern Ireland Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
*[[Northern Ireland Names Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Northern Ireland Websites|Websites]]
 
  
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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]
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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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__NOTOC__=== Introduction ===
 
  
'''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]]).  
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== Northern Ireland Clickable Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Northern Ireland. <br>
  
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.
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{{Imagemapnorthernireland}}
  
As much genealogy will pre-date these events, much of the research will involve Ireland as a whole.
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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.
[[Image:Map of Northern Ireland.jpg|thumb|right|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.  
 
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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*[[County Antrim Genealogy|County Antrim]]  
 
*[[County Antrim Genealogy|County Antrim]]  
 
*[[County Armagh Genealogy|County Armagh]]  
 
*[[County Armagh Genealogy|County Armagh]]  
*[[County Cavan Genealogy|County Cavan]] (in the Republic of Ireland)
 
 
*[[County Derry|County Derry or Londonderry]]  
 
*[[County Derry|County Derry or Londonderry]]  
*[[County Donegal Genealogy|County Donegal]] (in the Republic of Ireland)
 
 
*[[County Down Genealogy|County Down]]  
 
*[[County Down Genealogy|County Down]]  
 
*[[County Fermanagh Genealogy|County Fermanagh]]  
 
*[[County Fermanagh Genealogy|County Fermanagh]]  
*[[County Monaghan Genealogy|County Monaghan]] (in the Republic of Ireland)
 
 
*[[County Tyrone Genealogy|County Tyrone]]
 
*[[County Tyrone Genealogy|County Tyrone]]
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=== Getting started with Northern Ireland research  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
Researching in Northern Ireland is NOT the same as researching in the [[Ireland|Republic of Ireland]] for the following reasons:
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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
#Although originally Catholic, over time what now constitutes Northern Ireland became predominately a Protestant country.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927084?region=Ireland Historical Records]
#The majority of records are based on English law since it became a part of the [[United Kingdom|United Kingdom]].
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Northern_Ireland Family History Center locator map]
#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
 
 
 
*'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Northern Ireland|All Pages for Northern Ireland]]
 
 
 
=== 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  ===
 
 
 
[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.groni.gov.uk/ General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI)]
 
*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Ancestry Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php Northern IrelandGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]
 
*[http://pages.suddenlink.net/gunstar/index1.htm Huggins Family of Northern Ireland]<br>
 
 
 
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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.