- Valuation Office
Contains the original books and surveys carried out in the 1840s, books and maps of Griffith’s Valuations in the 1850s, and subsequent revisions
Linen Hall Library
The collections include 250,000 volumes and thousands of ephemera items, Irish and local studies collection, A significant genealogy and heraldry collection, with a large collection on Burns & Burnsiana outside of Scotland, and Library archives and extensive manuscript collection.
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
The collections include:
Finding aids, such as leaflets, catalogues, indexes, and archives
PDF formats of leaflets which you can download and use as a research reference
Indexes of probate records and wills from 1858-1900
Some of the guides and indexes are available online
View the Family History Section of PRONI’s webpage for links to helpful resources.
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Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Northern Ireland include:
- A census of the Irish population was taken every 10 years from 1821 to 1911. The earliest complete surviving Census is for 1901.
- State registration of all non-Catholic marriages in Ireland began in 1845.
- In 1864, civil registration of all births, marriages and deaths commenced.
- Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
- Probate records were kept by the local courts
- Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Military records
- Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas