Journal of Irish Families
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County Tyrone Genealogy
Family History NOTES
and Coats of Arms
Finding Your Family in County Tyrone
This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Tyrone, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Tyrone. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Tyrone families found in heraldic records. Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and location of records for more research. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Tyrone.
What this book does
This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from the IGF Library. It also includes rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England, Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in Tyrone- some family history is included - but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories . (For that see 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small', the first book in the Irish Families series by O'Laughlin.)
The Irish Families Project for Tyrone
The Master book to the 29 volume Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Tyrone, and the surrounding areas. " County Tyrone Genealogy and Family History Notes", volume 26 in the series, expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Tyrone. (In this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used independently for research.)
Most Numerous Families
Among the most numerous families here in the 19th century were:
Table of Contents
List of Books
Introduction to Sources, Birth Index
National Resource List
Local Resource List
Names in County Tyrone
Searches on file
Coats of Arms, crests and Genealogical Notes. Old sketches of arms for the following families are among those included in this section: Vesey; Vane; Trevor; Taaf; Stewart; Newton; Porter of Clogher Park; Smyly of Camus; Lowry of Pomeroy House; Thomas Knox, Viscount Northland; Greer of Tullylagan; Hamilton of Straban; Evans of Gortmerron House; Gardiner of Mountjoy; Gervais of Cecil Manor; Gledstanes of Fardross; Chambre of Dungannon House; Burges of Parkanaur; Bruce of Benburb; Marcus Beresford; and James Alexander.
Tyrone Families in the Civil Survey (census substitute). In this section there are multiple listings of individuals for many surnames including those of Boyes; Capron; Caulfield; Chichester; Cooke; Downam; Geeves; O'Haggan of Dungannon; Hamillton of Strabane; Lindsay; O'Neale; O'Quin and O'Quinn of Dunganon; Richardson; Sanderson; Staples; and Stewart (over 15 individuals listed).
Tyrone Families in Irish Pedigrees. Among the families with history in this section are O'Neill of Dungannon, and of Clanaboy; O'Hagan, lord of Tullaghoge; Garvey, Kennedy and Lynch of Tirowen; Coen, a branch of the O'Dowd family; Casey of Tirowen, Canada and America; Stewart, Lords Castlestewart; Muldoon and MacKenna.
Place Names and Locations
A sampling of parish and place names.
Parish Names in County Tyrone.
The parish is an important subdivision of the county. Parish records can be vital to research in the county. The following modern parishes are listed as in Co. Tyrone in this work: Aghaloo, Aghalurcher, Arboe, Ardstraw, Artrea, Ballinderry, Ballyclog, Bodoney Lr., Bodoney Upper, Camus, Cappagh, Carnteel, Clogher, Clogherny, Clonfeacle, Clonoe, Derryloran, Desertcreat, Donacavey, Donaghedy, Donaghenry, Donaghmore, Dromore, Drumglass, Drumragh, Errigal Keerogue, Errigal Trough, Kildress, Killeeshill, Killyman, Kilskeery, Learmount, Leckpatrick, Lissan, Longfield East, Longfield W., Magheracross, Pomeroy, Tamlaght, Termonamongan, Termonmaguirk, Tullyniskan and Urney . Keep in mind the spelling of place names and parishes can change over time. Be flexible in your research when looking for these names.
Passenger list from Tyrone
Topography and Families in Keatings History
Additional resource list
Families on the 4 Masters Map
What families were in the county in earlier days ? This might provide a clue to the locations of your family today. Here are some of the families given on the Map in the History of Ireland by the 4 Masters (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.) E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain, V = Viscount, B.= Baron:
Mac Breen Mac Caghwell, L. Mac Conmel Mac Connell Mac Coskley Mac Court Mac Crossan Mac Golrick Mac Intyre, C. Mac Taggart Maguirk O' Connelan, C. O' Connell, C. O' Cooney Mac Owen Mac Rory, C. Mac Shane, C. O' Corran O' Criochan, C. O' Crossan O' Donlevy O' Donnegan, C. O' Donnelly, C. O' Duvany, C. O' Etigan, C. O' Hagan, C. O' Hamill, C. O' Hosey O' Kelly, C. O' Laverty, L. O' Loan O' Lunney, C. O' Mellan, C. O' Neill, P & E O' Neney, C. O' Quinn, C. O' Rafferty O' Teigue, and O' Tomalty.
The Final Word A hands on guide to find your family within the county Tyrone . New; Full size 8 1/2 x 11; 54 pages; heavier parchment type cover; lay flat binding; illustrations, some of which may appear faded with age as in the originals; County Map; Local Sources; Coats of Arms; and record extracts. Many families are given with family history notes, specific locations; coat of arms; and seats of power. Some are only mentioned. A must for any researcher. ( For a large collection of family histories within the county we also recommend "The Book of Irish Families, great & small", by O'Laughlin.)
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