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''[[United Kingdom]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Northern Ireland]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Counties of Ireland]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''County Antrim'''  
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Guide to '''County Antrim ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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== History ==
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As a coastal region facing Scotland, the county has some of the earliest and most continuous interaction with that country within Northern Ireland. Carrickfergus means Rock of the rock of Fergus Mór mac Eirc, one of the legendary founders of Dalriada in Argyll, which grew to become the Kingdom of Scotland. In more recent times, that migration came in the other direction, and the area became the home of a number of Ulster Scots Planters.
  
Guide to '''County Antrim ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
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In ancient times, Antrim was inhabited by a Celtic people called the Darini. In the early Middle Ages, southern County Antrim was part of the Kingdom of Ulidia. who were pre-Gaelic Celts and probably related to the Picts of Britain. Between the 8th and 11th centuries Antrim was exposed to the inroads of the Norse.
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In the late 12th century Antrim became part of the Earldom of Ulster, conquered by Anglo-Norman invaders. A revival of Gaelic power followed the campaign of Edward Bruce in 1315, leaving Carrickfergus as the only significant English stronghold.  
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During the Tudor era in the 16th century numerous adventurers from Britain attempted to colonise the region; many Scots settled in Antrim around this time. In 1588 the Antrim coast was the scene of one of the 24 wrecks of the Spanish Armada in Ireland. The Spanish vessel La Girona was wrecked off Lacana Point, in 1588 with the loss of nearly 1,300 lives. Antrim is divided into sixteen baronies.
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Islandmagee had, besides antiquarian remains, a notoriety as a home of witchcraft, and during the Irish Rebellion of 1641 was the scene of an act of reprisal, for the massacre of Protestants, against the Catholic population by the Scottish Covenanter soldiers of Carrickfergus.
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In 1689 during the Williamite War in Ireland, County Antrim was a center of Protestant resistance against the rule of the Catholic James II. After the advance of the Irish Army under Richard Hamilton, all of County Antrim was brought under Jacobite control. Later in the year a major expedition from England landed in Belfast Lough and successfully laid siege to Carrickfergus. Having captured most of the largest towns of the area, they then marched south towards Dundalk.
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*[[Ireland 1901 Antrim Census Townland Index|1901 Townland Index]]
 
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The population of Antrim  is roughly 618,108 people.<ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Antrim ," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Antrim. Visited 18 October 2017.</ref>
  
 
== General County Research Information ==
 
== General County Research Information ==
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Ireland <br>
 
E-mail [http://www.proni.gov.uk/ Proni]  
 
E-mail [http://www.proni.gov.uk/ Proni]  
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*The above is the official repository for the public records of Northern Ireland. PRONI also collects records from private sources.
 
 
*HUDDLESTON, David. ''Medical and Health Records in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.''Article in Irish Archives: Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, vol. XV, 2008 pages 30-35, Held at the Family History Library, SLC Ref. 941.5 B2ia <br>
 
:::"Mental hospital records have most information on patients, workhouse record documents, admission and discharge. <br>
 
:::Coroners records from 1880-1990's, detail, cause of death and commentary on the deceased. Medical casebooks give detailed information on patients. <br>
 
:::Patients' records are unavailable after 1908. <br>
 
:::PRONI has an index to Wills 1858-1920. Medical records are largely uncatalogued. Article covers years 1767-2008."<br>
 
  
 
General Register Office <br>
 
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*List of [[County Antrim Civil Parishes]]
 
*List of [[County Antrim Civil Parishes]]
 
*List of [[County Antrim Catholic Parishes]]
 
*List of [[County Antrim Catholic Parishes]]
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== Census Records ==
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*'''1901''' - {{RecordSearch|1626180|Ireland Census, 1901}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2854327|Ireland Census, 1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
== Church Records ==
 
== Church Records ==
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[http://www.quakers-in-ireland.ie/home/&nbsp; E-mail]
 
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1623-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3460239|Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1701-1845''' - {{RecordSearch|3499248|Ireland, Catholic Qualification & Convert Rolls, 1701-1845}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Civil Registration ==
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*'''1845-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2659409|Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913}} at [https://www.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
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==Directories==
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|3523521|Ireland, Thom's Irish Almanac, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, images available on FindMyPast
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*'''1884''' - {{RecordSearch|3520239|Ireland, Thom's Irish Almanac & Official Directory 1884}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Land and Property ==
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Maps ==
 
== Maps ==
  
[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xantrim-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor]  
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[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xantrim-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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== Military ==
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*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3511725|Ireland, Memorial Record: World War I, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Probate Records ==
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*'''1595-1858''' - {{RecordSearch|3460908|Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes, 1595-1858}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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== School Records ==
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*'''1849-1858''' - {{RecordSearch|3736263|Ireland, Registers of Queen's Colleges, 1849-1858}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Societies ==
 
== 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.  
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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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Revision as of 11:29, 16 August 2020

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

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History[edit | edit source]

As a coastal region facing Scotland, the county has some of the earliest and most continuous interaction with that country within Northern Ireland. Carrickfergus means Rock of the rock of Fergus Mór mac Eirc, one of the legendary founders of Dalriada in Argyll, which grew to become the Kingdom of Scotland. In more recent times, that migration came in the other direction, and the area became the home of a number of Ulster Scots Planters.

In ancient times, Antrim was inhabited by a Celtic people called the Darini. In the early Middle Ages, southern County Antrim was part of the Kingdom of Ulidia. who were pre-Gaelic Celts and probably related to the Picts of Britain. Between the 8th and 11th centuries Antrim was exposed to the inroads of the Norse.

In the late 12th century Antrim became part of the Earldom of Ulster, conquered by Anglo-Norman invaders. A revival of Gaelic power followed the campaign of Edward Bruce in 1315, leaving Carrickfergus as the only significant English stronghold.

During the Tudor era in the 16th century numerous adventurers from Britain attempted to colonise the region; many Scots settled in Antrim around this time. In 1588 the Antrim coast was the scene of one of the 24 wrecks of the Spanish Armada in Ireland. The Spanish vessel La Girona was wrecked off Lacana Point, in 1588 with the loss of nearly 1,300 lives. Antrim is divided into sixteen baronies.

Islandmagee had, besides antiquarian remains, a notoriety as a home of witchcraft, and during the Irish Rebellion of 1641 was the scene of an act of reprisal, for the massacre of Protestants, against the Catholic population by the Scottish Covenanter soldiers of Carrickfergus. In 1689 during the Williamite War in Ireland, County Antrim was a center of Protestant resistance against the rule of the Catholic James II. After the advance of the Irish Army under Richard Hamilton, all of County Antrim was brought under Jacobite control. Later in the year a major expedition from England landed in Belfast Lough and successfully laid siege to Carrickfergus. Having captured most of the largest towns of the area, they then marched south towards Dundalk.

The population of Antrim is roughly 618,108 people.[1]

General County Research Information[edit | edit source]

Further information about County Antrim is available at the Genuki site.

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
66 Balmoral Avenue
Belfast BT9 6NY
Ireland
E-mail Proni


General Register Office
Oxford House
49/55 Chichester St
Belfast BT1 4HL
Ireland
E-mail Proni
Register of births and deaths in Northern Ireland since 1864. Marriage records from 1922 onward.

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
Colby House
Stranmillis Court
Malone
Lower Belfast, BT9 5BJ
Ireland
E-mail

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian Historical Society Church House
Fisherwick Place
Belfast BT1 6DW
Ireland

Moravian Church
25 Church Road
Gracehill Ballymena
County Antrim
Ireland
E-mail

Religious Society of Friends
4 Magheralave Road
Lisburn BT28 3BD
County Antrim
E-mail

Online Records

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

1885 County Map: Courtesy of London Ancestor

Military[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Antrim ," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Antrim. Visited 18 October 2017.