Family History / Genealogy

Genealogy / Family Histroy in Armagh




Armagh Ancestry

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Cost: Research fees applicable
Pre-booking for a meeting with the researcher is essential Armagh Ancestry is the Irish Family History Foundation designated research centre for genealogical research in County Armagh. It is a member of the Irish Family History Foundation, a 32 county, cross border foundation, appointed by both the Church and State to create a national genealogical archive for the whole of Ireland. The service aims to help people who have an interest in tracing their family roots in County Armagh.

Armagh County Museum

The Mall East, Armagh, BT61 9BE t: 028 3752 3070 | f: 028 3752 2631
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Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm | Saturday: 10.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: Free
The museum staff will help you to undertake a local history and family research project. 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.

Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library and Archive

15 Moy Road, Armagh, BT61 7LY
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Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: Research fees applicable
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.

Irish and Local Studies Library, Armagh

39c Abbey Street, Armagh, BT61 7EB
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Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9.30am – 1.00pm & 1.30pm – 5.00pm | Wednesday: 1.00pm – 8.00pm | Friday: 9.30am – 1.00pm & 1.30pm – 4.00pm | Saturday & Sunday – closed
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 its newspaper collection, which includes local, provincial and national papers. It offers full research facilities, individual attention and, when required, informed advice.