Armagh Public Records Office
2 Titanic Boulevard Queens Island
Belfast, County Antrim BT3 9HQ, United Kingdom
+44 28 9025 5905
Ireland is an island in Europe that is across the Irish sea from England. It is split between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is part of England. About 1.8 million people reside in Northern Ireland and 4.6 million people live in the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland has six counties in it. They are the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. The counties in northern Ireland are not used by the government but are used by locals to know where they are and how to travel between locations. Each county has a public office for records. The Armagh, Northern Ireland Public Record Office is one of these places.
The Armagh, Northern Ireland Public Record Office is located in Armagh county. It has records of almost every type. There are Will documents that tell people what documents are left to whom upon the death of an individual. People often look at these items to resolve disputes or to conduct research. Geneology documents can also be located at this office. These items tell people about the genetic makeup of former or present residents of the county. They are often used for research and to allow families to learn about their ancestors and have more family pride.
The famous Allison collection is also found at this office. It is comprised of documents that tell people information about a fifty year period at the end of the twentieth century. It has lots of photos of how life was during the early 1900s. They show how buildings, home and schools looked. Also, this collection tells how life was in both rural and urban settings. Methods of transportation such as cars and other ways of transport are included in this collection. Historians from around the world travel to this particular office to do research. They convey what they learned from this collection into books that they write. Many scholars teach their students based off of these books. This is why it is a very important collection that makes this office very valuable. There are not many other collections of this type that exist in the world.