Welcome to County Tyrone
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of County Tyrone
County Tyrone (from Irish: Tír Eoghain, meaning "land of Eoghan") is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the south-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,155 km², with a population of approximately 166,516, with its county town being Omagh. It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, lying within the historical province of Ulster.
Tyrone is the seventh largest of Ireland’s thirty-two counties in area and eighth largest in terms of population. It is the second largest of Ulster’s nine counties in size and fourth largest in terms of population.
Tyrone in the 19th century.
The population of Tyrone prospered from the industrial revolution due to the profitable flax and linen industry. During the Famine tyrone did not suffer as badly as the other provinces but emigration of both Catholics and Protestants to America was high. After the revolution the Unionist dominated the six counties and between the 1960’s and 1990’s County tyrone was subjected to sectarian warfare between loyslist Protestants Catholic nationalists. The Good Friday Agreement that was signed in 1998 secured an uneasy peace and the process of peaceful reconciliation is ongoing.
Tyrone hosts an open-air museum which tells the story of emigrants to North America in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can also enjoy a range of outdoor activities including angling for salmon and trout. There are top class golf clubs and equestrian centres in the area.
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 Tyrone 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 Tyrone
County Council Website-www.tyrone.co.uk/
County Library Sites-www.tyrone.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
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Drumragh, County Tyrone
County Council Website
County Newspaper Site
Family History Genealogy Centres
County Newspapers Site
Irish World Family History Dungannon, County Tyrone
If you wish to contact us , Please post your message on our webpage.
We will do our best to source information on your ancestors.
I wish you well on your journey of Discovery.