British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

Northern Ireland Research Guide

A list of books and other resources to help with your research.
Genealogical Guides and Sources
Armagh County Museum Records. Margaret L. Williams. The Author, 1995.
How to Trace Family History: Northern Ireland. Kathleen Neill.  Irish Heritage Association, 1993.
Index to Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland, 1848-1864. Brøderbund, 1998. (Family Tree Maker’s Family Archives CD#188).
In Search of Your British and Irish Ancestors. Angus Baxter. McClelland and Stewart, 2000.

Ireland: a Genealogical Guide for North Americans.  Kyle Betit and Dwight A. Radford.  The Irish at Home and Abroad, 1995.
Irish Ancestry: a Beginner’s Guide. Bill Davis. Federation of Family History Societies, 2001.
Irish Family History. Marilyn Yurdan. General Publishing Co., 1990.
Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History. James G. Ryan. Ancestry Publishing, 1997.
King James Army List (1689). John D’Alton. Irish Genealogy Foundation, 1997.
Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland With an Inventory of the Books of the General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland. Clearfield, 2000. James R. Reilly.

Tracing you Irish Ancestors; the Complet Guide. John Grenham. Genealogical Publishing, 2006.

Directory of Parish Registers Indexed in Ireland. Irish Family History Society, undated.
General Alphabetical Index of the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986.

Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers
Maps and Plans c1570-c1860. Government of Northern Ireland, Public Record Office.

A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland. Brian Mitchell. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998.
Philip’s 19th Century County Atlas of Ireland. John D. Blackwell and Laurie C.C. Stanley Blackwell, editors. Cluny Press, 1984.

A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 2 volumes. Samuel Lewis. S. Lewis & Co, 1837.

Series of leaflets listing maps, plans surveys and valuations held by the Public Record Office, Belfast. Counties Antrim, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone, and Belfast.

Clogher Record Album, a Diocesan History. Joseph Duffy. Clogher Historical Society, 1975.

The Diocese of Clogher: a Short Guide to Its History. Patrick Mulligan. Clogher Historical Society, 1986.
Peep-o’ Day Boys and Defenders: Selected Documents on Armagh Disturbances. David W. Miller. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1990.
Plantations in Ulster, c1600-1641. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Education Facsimiles 160-180. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1975.
Priest and People in Pre-Famine Ireland 1780-1845. S. J. Connolly. St. Martin’s Press, 1982.
The Town in Ireland. David Harkness and Mary O’Dowd. Appletree Press, 1979.
Keys to Searching Your Irish Ancestors: a Bibliography of Irish Genealogy. Brian O’Regan. Ontario Genealogical Society, 1988.
Census of 1659. Irish Family History Journal Special Report, 1994.
Ireland 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Northern Ireland). Josephine Masterson. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989.
Family, Place Names
A Dictionary of Irish Place Names. Adrian Room. Appletree Press, 1994.
Special Report on Surnames in Ireland. Notes as to Numerical Strength, Derivation, Ethnology and Distribution from the Indexes of the General Register, Dublin. Sir Robert E. Mathieson. First published 1909. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1982.

Christ Church Derriaghy Gravestone Inscriptions. W. N. Barry and W. C. Kerr. Derriaghy Rectory, 1980.

GENUKI, UK and Ireland Genealgy on the Internet. David Hawgood. Federation of Family History Societies, 2000.

Clogher Review
Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review
The Irish At Home and Abroad
Irish Heritage
North Irish Roots
The Septs
This research aid was compiled from the collection in BIFHSGO’s former library. In 2016, we transferred our collection to the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. More than 20 years of issues of our journal, Anglo-Celtic Roots, can be found on our website. Please respect copyright restrictions and cite your sources.