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Researching Your Family Tree or Local Area History – Some Useful Websites

County Armagh Links
http://www.from-ireland.net/county-armagh-genealogy/
Links to ancestry information for Co Armagh
http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.ireland.arm.general/mb.ashx
People searching for ancestors in Co Armagh
http://www.bygonesandbyways.com/mainmenu.htm
History of Markethill area
http://www.librariesni.org.uk/Libraries/Pages/Irish-And-Local-Studies-Library.aspx
Details of the history library in Armagh
http://nmni.com/acm
Armagh County Museum
http://www.historyarmagh.org/
Armagh History Group, plus access to articles
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/ARM/
Big list of Armagh Links
http://failteromhat.com/
Assorted data, including useful maps

 

County Down Links
http://www.from-ireland.net/county-down-genealogy/
Links to ancestry information for Co Down
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosdavies/
Great resource containing info on family names and place names
http://countydown.x10.mx/html/index2.htm
Great site for searching people and place names
http://www.glascar-donaghmore.org.uk/
http://www.glascar-donaghmore.org.uk/home/4581849243
Churches
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donaghmore1/contents.html
Donaghmore Parish
http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.britisles.ireland.dow.general/mb.ashx
People searching for ancestors in Co Down
http://loughbricklandcourtyard.com/index.php/a-brief-history-of-the-whyte-family-in-loughbrickland/
Loughbrickland
http://www.bagenalscastle.com/ancestry/
Newry resource
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/DOW/
Big List of Co Down Links
http://failteromhat.com/
Assorted Data

 

Maps
http://www.placenamesni.org/map.php
Good information on townland names and history
http://www.placenamesni.org/index.php
Good information on townland names and history
https://www.spatialni.gov.uk/geoportal/catalog/search/browse/browse.page
LRNI Map
http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/down-survey-maps.php
Map of Downs and Armagh dated 1655. Poyntzpass known as Fenwick’s Pass
http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
Great resource for names by townland dated between 1850 and 1860, roughly. With ability to drill down on map
http://maps.google.co.uk/
Drillable map with street view too
http://www.sinton-family-trees.com/maps2/mapsx.php
Townland maps in County Down

 

General Sources
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/
Irish Census for 19011 and 1911
http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/
Great resource for names by townland dated between 1850 and 1860, roughly
http://www.proni.gov.uk/
Public Record Office NI. Has searchable Content
http://www.poyntzpass.co.uk
History Society website
https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
Search the General Register Office
http://www.libraryireland.com/
General source
http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/cgi-bin/belfst/QueryForm1.cgi
Belfast Newsletter searchable database
http://www.convictrecords.com.au/
Included emm err just for a laugh
https://archive.org/details/descriptionofire00hoga
Online book describing Ireland in 1598
http://www.ulsterplacenames.org/street-names_project.htm

 


Other Historical Societies

Craigavon Historical Society

Creggan History Society

The Glens of  Antrim Historical Society

Lecale Historical Society

Clogher Historical Society

Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society

County Tipperary Historical Society

Ulster Historical Foundation

Ulster History Circle

UK’s Local History Directory

Dictionary of Ulster Biography

Old Drogheda Society and Millmount Museum in Drogheda

 


Poyntzpass links

Wikipedia of Poyntzpass

Poyntzpass Silver Band

Poyntzpass meeting place community centre

 


Local District sites

Portadown photographs and features from past and present

This site is devoted to information on Banbridge.

Newry Town Guide Find out more about the Newry area.

Newry Journal contains many historical articles

South Armagh The new web site for the South Armagh Area.

Newry, Donaghmore, Loughbrickland, & Banbridge Genealogy Site This site is dedicated to those with family ties back to the Newry, Donaghmore, Lougbrickland, Banbridge, and surrounding areas in Co. Down and Co. Armagh.

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