Armagh Ancestry is the designated IFHF genealogical research centre for county Armagh, appointed by Church and State to provide a genealogical archive for Ireland. Our database has ALL Roman Catholic Church baptisms, burials and marriages (1796-1900), ALL civil (government) marriages for ALL denominations from 1845-1921, 80% of civil birth records from 1864- 1921 for all denominations, many Presbyterian, Anglican, Methodist and Quaker Church records (1600-1900), Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Applotments, Census returns (1766-1911), Muster Rolls (1611), Hearth Rolls (1665), Flax Growers (1796) and many more sources. We are currently computerising the outstanding Church records.
Cost: Research fees applicable | Pre-booking for a meeting with the researcher is essential
Armagh County Museum
The museum, a valuable resource for all researchers, includes the TGF Paterson Manuscript Collection; the Muster Rolls of 1630; the Hearth Money Rolls of 1664; the Depositions of 1641 relating to Armagh; the Records of the Archbishop’s Rentals 1615-1746 and the Poll Book of 1753 to name but a few. Maps, photographs and drawings are also available.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm | Saturday: 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm | Cost: Free
Banbridge Genealogy Services
If your family has connections to the South County Down area and you would like help tracing your ancestors, then why don’t you contact the local genealogical research service provided by the Banbridge Visitor Information Centre. Banbridge Genealogy Services can help you trace your ancestors in the Banbridge area using a database of birth, marriage and death records.
The service costs £15 for an initial search with an additional £3 for any record printed out from the search. This fee is payable whether the search is successful or not in order to cover costs.
The service is available by appointment only from Monday to Friday during the hours of 10am and 5pm.
Tourist Information Officer, Banbridge Visitor Information Centre, F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge BT32 3NB
Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library and Archive
The Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive is a free, independent public reference library, which houses important collections relating to Irish history, the Irish language, ecclesiastical history, the Irish abroad and Irish sport. Designated centre for Roman Catholic records for the Archdiocese of Armagh.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm | Cost: Research fees applicable
Irish and Local Studies Library, Armagh
This reference library has a wide range of material on all aspects of Irish life and learning from the earliest times to the present day. One of its main assets is a wide range of local newspapers as well as specialist papers such as the women’s suffrage paper. A full list of newspaper holding is available on request. The library has a fine collection of maps including estate maps, journals / periodicals and directories. Ancestry and online resources are available free in the library.
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm | Wednesday: 1.00pm – 8.00pm | Saturday: Closed