Free Northern Ireland Genealogy Records Search

Genealogy documentary sources are scarce for the 18th and early 19th centuries due to the destruction by fire in 1922 of most of the public records of Ireland.

  • 1851 Census Country Antrim Fragments

  • AncestryIreland

    The Ulster Historical Foundation offers more than 2 million genealogical records from Ulster, including birth, death, and marriage records; gravestone inscriptions; censuses; and street directories. Subscription.

  • Emerald Ancestors

    A large Ulster genealogy database with baptism, marriage, death, burial, and census records of Irish ancestors in Counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. Subscription.

  • Genuki UK and Ireland Genealogy
    This search database includes National Archives, the Society of Genealogists , Federation of Family History Societies, the Family History Society and County Surname Interest List sites. Free

  • Ireland National Archives
    Transportation Records to Australia 1791-1853
    All transportation registers compiled before 1836 were destroyed in the Four Courts fire of June 1922. Therefore, if the person you are researching was convicted before 1836, but was not the subject of a petition, he or she will not appear on this database. Free.

  • Pre-1840 Freeholders' Registers and Poll Books
    Northern Ireland PRO
    Freeholders' records are lists of people entitled to vote because they owned land. From 1727 to 1793 only Protestants could vote. Between 1793 and 1829 both Protestants and Catholics with 40 shilling freeholds could vote, increased to 10 pounds in 1829. Free.

  • Street Directories
    Northern Ireland PRO
    The street directories featured on this website consist of original volumes held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) covering the years 1819 to 1900. Free.

  • Will Calendars
    Northern Ireland PRO
    Digitised images of entries covering the period 1858-1900 are now available online, allowing users to view the full content of a will. 93,388 will images are now available to view for free.

  • RootsWeb Ireland Records
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Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

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