County Armagh Genealogy

Map showing Armagh Genealogy

Irish name: Ard Mhacha

County Armagh (named after its county town, Armagh) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland. Adjoined to the south shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 1,254 km², with a population of approximately 159,085. It is also one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland, lying within the historical province of Ulster. County Armagh is known as the "Orchard County" because the land is so fertile for apple-growing.

The name "Armagh" derives from the Irish word Ard meaning "height" and Macha, together meaning "height (or high place) of Macha". Macha was a legendary figure described both as one of the Goddesses of Celtic mythology and sole High Queen of Ireland among the line of kings. Macha is mentioned in the Book of the Taking of Ireland, and is also said to have been responsible for the construction of the hill site of Emain Macha (now Navan Fort near Armagh City) to serve as the capital of the Ulaid kings (who give their name to Ulster), also thought to be Macha's height.

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Catholic Parishes of County Armagh

What follows is a listing of copies of Roman Catholic parish registers fo county Antrim that can be researched in the Public Records of Northern Ireland in Belfast.

B=Baptisms M=Marriages Bl=Burials

1. Armagh 2. Ballymacnab 3. Ballymore & Mullaghbhrac 4. Clonfeacle (Moy) 5. Creggan Lower 6. Creggan Upper 7. Derrynoose 8. Drumcree 9. Dungannon 10. Eglish 11. Faughart 12. Forkhill 13. Killeavy Lower 14. Killeavy Upper 15. Kilmore 16. Loughgall 17. Loughgilly 18. Tynan 19. Magheralin 20. Newry 21. Seagoe 22. Shankill

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Genealogy Sources for each Irish County

Antrim Armagh Carlow Cavan
Clare Cork Derry (Londonderry) Donegal
Down Dublin Fermanagh Galway
Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Laois
Leitrim Limerick Longford Louth
Mayo Meath Monaghan Offaly
Roscommon Sligo Tipperary Tyrone
Waterford Westmeath Wexford Wicklow

Major Sources of Irish Ancestry

Church Records Land Records Directories
Registry of Deeds Wills Emigration Records
Newspapers

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