Discover your ancestors who were born in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, between 1660 and 1978. Explore where and when your relatives were born. You may even be able to discover their father’s occupation and mother’s maiden name, which will enable you to delve further back into your family tree.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Father’s first name(s)
Father’s last name
Mother’s first name(s)
Mother’s maiden name
The record set comprises records from Aghavea, Bellanaleck, Devenish, Inishmacsaint, and Mullaghdun parishes in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Some of the townlands overlap into the nearby counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, and Donegal.
The ‘Comments’ category may include such additional details as father’s occupation, or if the child was born outside marriage (“illegitimate”).
There are eight noted cases of foundlings included in these records. Foundlings are children abandoned by their parents, and the main causes of this abandonment are poverty, teenage pregnancies, and pregnancies outside of marriage. Some of the ‘Comments’ include information on where the child was found; for example, the school, or where the child was brought: “to Foundling Hospital”.
Fermanagh is one of six counties in Northern Ireland and one of 32 Irish counties. It’s located in the province of Ulster. Enniskillen is the county town. Fermanagh borders Tyrone, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, and Donegal. There are eight baronies – historical subdivisions of counties – in Fermanagh.
Northern Ireland contains six counties and is part of the United Kingdom. It’s situated in the northeast of Ireland and borders with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west. Since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland has been largely self-governing. Northern Ireland was formed in 1921, when Ireland was partitioned between Northern Ireland and the South of Ireland by an act of the British Parliament. Southern Ireland went on to become the Irish Free State in 1922.