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Welcome to Ulster - Ireland North

Ulster is one of the four provinces of Ireland, located in the north of the island. Ulster is composed of nine counties. Six of these (almost 57% of Ulster) comprise Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. Three counties (about 43% of Ulster) are in the Republic of Ireland: Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan.

This page is being used at the moment ONLY for posting messages on the Ulster Message Board for people who know that there ancestors are (or were) based in Ulster, but do not know what county or parish they came from. If you know what county or 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.

The more information that you have about your ancestors, the better the response you should receive. Try to post as much information as possible:

  • names
  • dates
  • places
  • 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 county your ancestors came from, we can then more your query to that county's message board (and eventually to the message board of the parish from which your ancestors came).

This will be an exciting journey for (and us).

Message Boards for Counties in Ulster

Visit the Antrim Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Armagh Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Cavan Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Derry Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Donegal Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Down Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Fermanagh Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Monaghan Message Board - www.irelandxo.comVisit the Tyrone Message Board - www.irelandxo.com

Resources for Ulster include:

Antrim - Family Ulster Genealogy Services - http://www.familyulster.com/

Antrim - Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland - http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com/

Antrim - Ulster Historical Foundation - http://www.ancestryireland.com/

Antrim - Public Records Office of Northern Ireland - http://www.proni.gov.uk/

Antrim - Belfast Family History Centre - http://www.belfastfamilyhistory.com/

Antrim - General Register Office - http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro-content-has-moved

Armagh - Welcome to Armagh - http://www.armagh.co.uk/

Armagh - Genealogy Centre - http://armagh.rootsireland.ie/

Cavan Heritage & Genealogy Centre - http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/cavan-heritage-and-genealogy-centre/46922

Derry/Londonderry - Derry Genealogy Centre - http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Derry-Genealogy-Centre-Londonderry-Derry-P2993

Derry- Limavaddy Tourist Information Centre - http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Limavady-Tourist-Information-Centre-Limavady-P6900

Donegal Ancestry - http://www.donegal.rootsireland.ie/

Donegal Diaspora - http://www.donegaldiaspora.ie/

Donegal -Inishowen Genealogy - http://www.inishowen.net/index2.html

Donegal - Ramelton Heritage Exhibition & Genealogy Centre - http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/ramelton-heritage-exhibition-and-genealogy-centre/46955

Down - Bagnels Castle- Newry & Mourne Museum - http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Bagenals-Castle-and-Newry-and-Mourne-Museum-Newry-P11080

Down - County Library Collections- http://www.discoverireland.com/ru/ireland-things-to-see-and-do/listings/product/?fid=NITB_33207

Down - Banbridge Tourist Information Centre - http://www.banbridge.gov.uk/template1.asp?pid=204&area=2

Fermanagh - Genealogy Pages- http://fermanagh-gold.com/

Fermanagh - Genealogy Centre - http://fermanagh.rootsireland.ie/

Monaghan - Genealogy Centre - http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/

Monaghan - Tourism Information - http://www.monaghantourism.com/default.aspx

Tyrone - Irish World Family History Centre - http://tyrone.rootsireland.ie/

Tyrone - Tourism Information - http://www.flavouroftyrone.com/


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