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    DescriptionArmagh, the smallest county in Northern Ireland, has a rich, colourful and even tempestuous history. War, famine and emigration over the last four centuries have all contributed to forming the distinctive character of its people. The constant struggle between Planter and Gael that has characterised the county since the Plantation in the early 17th century may be seen in, form example the almost equal division of the most popular surnames. The county town, the city of Armagh, is the ecclesiastical capital of both the Catholic and Protestant religions on the island. By the end of the 18th century the county became one of the most prosperous and the most densely populated in Ireland. Its turbulent history has taken its toll on the evidence that remains. Many records were lost, including those in the destruction of the Public Record Office in Dublin in 1922; much has, however, survived to aid the dedicated family or local historian and is accessible in the detailed catalogues and user-friendly searching aids in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Ian Maxwell writes both as an historian and an archivist eager to encourage researchers to use the fullest range of sources available. An exceptional feature of this book are the reference appendices. These include a breakdown of administrative divisions listing some 1400 townlands and also unofficial placenames which disappeared from official use after the standardisation of placenames in the 1830s. Also provided for each townland are the civil parish, barony, and poor law union plus the vital district electoral division details that greatly facilitates the researcher using sources such as census returns and property valuation records. Other appendices provide crucial archival references to tithe and valuation records for all parishes in the county and civil and Catholic parish maps are also included.


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    Title
    Researching Ancestors in Co.Armagh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Ian Maxwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780901905895
    ISBN 10: 0901905895
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24110
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBTG
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: GB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000, REF013000
    DC21: 929.107204166
    LC classification: 2001334345
    Thema V1.0: GB, NHTG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDR
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Ulster Historical Foundation
    Imprint name
    Ulster Historical Foundation
    Publication date
    01 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Belfast