Aghaderg Catholic Parish, County Down, Northern Ireland Genealogy

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Guide to Aghaderg Catholic Parish, County Down ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, baptism records, marriage records, and burial records.

Maps[edit | edit source]

  • A map of the Civil Parishes of County Down is available at Irish Times site.
  • A map of the Catholic Parishes of County Down is available at the Irish Times site.

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

For a free guide to Aghaderg Catholic Parish, County Down, Northern Ireland Genealogy parish records available online, see: Irish Ancestors.

Research Help[edit | edit source]

This Latin Genealogical Word List will enable you to translate the Latin used in the records.

Search Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Search for the relative or ancestor you selected. When you find his birth record, search for the births of his brothers and sisters.
  • Next, search for the marriage of his parents. The marriage record will have information that will often help you find the birth records of the parents.
  • You can estimate the ages of the parents and determine a birth year to search for their birth records.
  • Search the death registers for all known family members.
  • Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on.
  • If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, search neighboring parishes.