County Antrim (named after its county town, Antrim) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,844 km², with a population of approximately 616,000. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, lying within the historical province of Ulster.
This page is being used at the moment ONLY for posting messages on the Antrim Message Board for people who know that there ancestors are (or were) based in Antrim, but do not know what parish they came from. If you know what parish your ancestors came from, please JOIN that parish and post your message on their message board - you'll get a quicker and more informed response that way.
Antrim in the 19th century.
Antrim saw an increase of militance of Irish Catholic movement such as the Fenians. Ulster Oritestants in Antrim fiercely opposed Home Rule and created the Ulster Volunteer Force. After the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War the six counties including Antrim remained in the United Kingdom which formed the State of Northern Ireland with its own assembly at Stormont.
The RMS Titamic was built in this port city. Belfast city was strangled by political strife but it is now an energetic and outward-looking city. It has hosted Lady Gaga and the MTV Europe Music Awards and is home to the Metropolitan Arts Centre, shopping malls and magnificant hotels.
The largest lake on the British Isles is situated in Antrim ‘Lough Neagh’, it is also the birth place of Hollywood star Liam Neeson.
To assist you on your genealogy journey
To assist you researching your family tree and where your ancestors came from please clock on the History page tab above. This history page provides vital links that will be useful in sourcing where your ancestors came from, such as the 1901 census Antrim Irish Census, Griffiths Valuation, Slaters and Pogots Directory’s and the Tithe Applopments.
When Posting a genealogy message.
When posting a genealogy message, the more information that you have about your ancestors, the more likely it is that one of our volunteers can assist or advise you. Try and have names, dates, places, if they were married (and to whom), children’s names, descendants’ names and anything else you can think of. When your query has gathered enough information for you, then you can decide what parish your ancestors came from, post your query to that parish’s message board.
Some useful links in Antrim
County Council Website-www.antrim.co.uk/
County Library Sites-www.antrim.co.uk/LeisureandCulture/Libraries/
Family History/ Genealogy Website
Best of luck with your research if you need any assistance please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The more information that you have about your ancestors, the better the response you should receive. Try to post as much information as possible:
- if they were married (and to whom)
- children's names
- descendants' names
- any thing else you can think of
When your query has gathered enough information for you to decide what parish your ancestors came from, we can then more your query to that parish's message board.
This will be an exciting journey for (and us).
County Council Website:
Antrim Borough Council
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County Library Website
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Family History/ Genealogy Centres
ROOTSIRELAND.ie Ulster Historical Foundation Co. Antrim
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Irish Family History Society
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The Glens Of Antrim Historical Society
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GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy
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County Antrim Wikipedia Page
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