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Tracing Your Roots

With more people becoming fascinated with tracing their roots and learning about their descendants it is now much easier to connect with one's family history - and there are so many resources available.

Embark on a journey of discovery that will lead you to explore the lives and times of your ancestors. Retracing their steps you can bring the past to life and take you on a life changing journey.

Places To Visit

Erne Heritage Tours, Belleek, Enniskillen

Unlock the secrets of Fermanagh and Ulster, with a general, customized or specialized tour in small or large groups. By car or by coach, full or half day or a few hours leisurely walking tour. See 3,000 years in one day.

Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum Library, Lisburn

The Irish Linen Centre showcases one of Ireland's best known industries. Take an audio visual tour and see the weaving centre and hand looms. It also showcases events and exhibitions which recreate and honour Lisburn's rich, local history.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast

PRONI holds an extensive range of private archives and is the main venue for researching family and local history or for discovering the economic, social and political history of Northern Ireland.

Armagh Public Library, Armagh

Established in 1771, Armagh Public Library is one of the oldest libraries in Ireland, holding rare and valuable books, ancient Irish artefacts, and print, gem and coin collections. Visitors and researchers, individuals and groups, are all welcome.

Cardinal Tomas Ó Fiaich Memorial Library And Archive, Armagh

Cardinal Ó Fiaich's papers and books form the nucleus of the collection along with the Catholic church records for the archdiocese of Armagh. The archive holds special collections on the Irish overseas, Gaelic sports and 20th century Irish history.

Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast

The Ulster Historical Foundation, est. 1956, is a not-for-profit educational charity. Learn about the history of Ulster and your ancestors' lives and migration experiences first-hand through talks and tours to some of Ulster's most historic sites.

Armagh Ancestry, Armagh

Armagh Ancestry offers a comprehensive genealogical service to those whose ancestors came from Armagh.

We are able to offer an efficient and accurate service, for a resonable cost and in a short time. Pre-booking is ESSENTIAL.

Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, Belfast

The library and archive of the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland is an important resource for the history of Presbyterianism in Ireland and for those with Presbyterian roots.

Did You Know?

Ancestry Links

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
(www.proni.gov.uk)

www.ni-libraries.net
www.ulsterscotsagency.com 
www.ancestryireland.com
www.nationalarchives.ie
www.askaboutireland.ie
www.historyfromheadstones.com
www.discovereverafter.com
www.rjhuntercollection.com
www.placenamesni.org