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County Down Genealogy


"Down, a county of Ireland, in Ulster, 42 m. long and 34 broad; bounded E by the Irish sea, W by Armagh, NW by Antrim, and S by Carlingford bay and the ocean; divided into 60 parishes, and sends 4 members to parliament.Pop. 329,348"
from The New London Gazetteer 1826
Genuki - County Down
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
Armagh, Antrim
Co. Down GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
Northern Ireland General Registers Office Linen Hall Library
County Down Message Board
post and read about County Down genealogy with other researchers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - County Down
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web


County Down Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source records of ancestors:
over 100,000 records of Irish births, marriages, deaths, burials,
cemeteries, wills, immigration, census from 1600-1874
Ireland Top Databases - Over 45 Million Records
over 45 million records including  Irish B,M & Ds 1864-1958 and
5 million church births & baptisms 1620-1881
Griffiths Valuation
This valuation can be used as an excellent census substitute for the years after the Great Famine as censuses prior to 1901 were destroyed
CMC County Query Board
post your queries and get answers about your surnames here
600 Million Name Database
search 800 million UK/Irish records and over 60 individual databases, including
Irish Flax Growers List 1796, Irish Wills, Irish Independant Newspaper Obits
records of births, marriages, deaths, burials, cemeteries, wills, immigration, census from 1600-1874
Land Owners in Ireland 1876
The names of every land owner in Ireland 1876 who had at least one acre of land.
links to cemetery transcriptions here
Saving Graves - County Down
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers