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Ulster records

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Unknown Report 1 May 2021 17:22

I've got names and dates for a number of relatives in Northern Ireland in the late 1800s, but there doesn't appear to be any sign of them on this site. Nor can I find any birth, marriage or death records for those living in the 20th century even on the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Are the records from Northern Ireland not available?


nameslessone Report 1 May 2021 17:35

There might be some on Ancestry but your best bet is GRONI. The General Records Office Northern Ireland - there should be advice on their website.

If you can’t find them on either the Irish or English/Welsh census then you have to consider they may have emigrated or moved to Scotland, in which case you need Scotland’s People.


KathleenBell Report 1 May 2021 17:46

There are some birth, marriage and death records for Ireland on Findmypast. If you want to give some names and dates someone will have a look for you.

Kath. x


greyghost Report 1 May 2021 19:59

Welcome to the boards Theresa

You can also try for free

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht runs an excellent free site at that includes full images of the original registers (births 1864-1916, marriages 1870-1941 and deaths 1878-1966). Be sure to work the “More Search Options” page as hard as you can.

Also holds earlier church records

Records cover the island of Ireland up until 1921 and thereafter only Eire.

FMP has some early Roman Catholic records but they are not complete

and for census, also free (mainly 1901 and 1911 although there are fragments for 1821-51)