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Whilst familiarizing ourselves with Styles and Standards and 'standard' Wikitree 'best practice' goals such as merging duplicate profiles, sourcing, cleaning and adding biographies, linking profiles to the wider family tree and general Profile Improvement, as a member of the Ulster Team you will be assisting in helping people locate their ancestors in counties of the Province of Ulster. There are various ways in which we can do this, some through the sub-projects of the Ulster counties and some by providing the framework whereby records are grouped together, categorized, under various aspects such as towns, townlands, parishes, electoral districts and census records etc.
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My Grandfather's (Hamilton) family is from the townland of Gorteen, Co. Fermanagh - but not the one you have listed. There are many, many Gorteens or Gurteens across Ireland, meaning "little field," describing the land. Ours is to the west near Lough Melvin, if you'd like to add it: https://www.logainm.ie/en/60398

COUNTY Fear Manach/​Fermanagh BARONY An Machaire Buí/​Magheraboy CIVIL PARISH Daimhinis/​Devenish TOWNLAND Gorteen

Of interest to people who have ancestors in this area - I've found records both in Enniskillen (county seat) and in Ballyshannon in Co. Donegal, as that was considered the area's legal regional center (for instance on census records).

I'm very interested to check out those Ballyshannon Estate records!

posted by T. Hamilton
Hi T. Welcome to Wikitree. After you get your historic family members into Wikitree and get a feel for how things work on here, we would love to have you help us with others. If you have any question, you can ask us on https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/ or we can try to answer them here.

Rich Devlin

posted by Richard Devlin
Hi, when you say not listed and add it, where? In the listing Townlands, County Fermanagh? I have added it to the townland categories and it also appears in the Parish page for Devenish. David
Hi David -

Yes in the listing townlands. Thank you! Now I will update my Hamilton family profiles for 19th century who were all from that townland - the only thing I was able to enter previously was Garrison, the closest town (and where many of my family married) but inaccurate.

posted by T. Hamilton
I just found out have few profiles in Tyrone, Ireland so be good team for me to join if can.


Hi I would like to join this group, I have confirmed one line of my ancestors comes from Island Magee, Islandmagee Co Antrim.

Can you also direct me to the Islandmagee project group as I don't seem t be able to find it. Many thanks Alice

posted on County Antrim Team (merged) by Alice (Morrison) Burns
Hi Alice, you will find links to the Islandmagee One Name Study on the Islandmagee Parish page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Island_Magee_Civil_Parish%2C_County_Antrim


posted on County Antrim Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Would like to join your group and assist in any way I can. My surname is McGuire and I know they trace back to County Fermanagh. I believe this my be my 8th Great Grandfather.

James MacManus McGuire B:Birth 1620 • Maguire's Bridge, Fermanagh , Ireland D:Death 1682 • McElligott Parish, Kerry, Ireland


Ray McGuire

posted on County Fermanagh Team (merged) by Ray McGuire
Hi Ray, Welcome to the Fermanagh Team
posted on County Fermanagh Team (merged) by Richard Devlin
Would like to join and assist with ancestors of Hugh Maguire Lord of Fermanagh

1555–1600 BIRTH 1555 • Ireland DEATH 18 FEB 1600 • Donegal, Ireland He is my 10th GGfather

posted on County Fermanagh Team (merged) by Gypsy (P) Pruitt
Hi Gypsy and a very warm welcome to the Fermanagh Team.
posted on County Fermanagh Team (merged) by Maria Maxwell
I removed myself from managing this page as I've not been leader of County Donegal for some time.
posted on County Donegal Team (merged) by Jason Cottrell
If anyone is interested in the Ballyshannon Estate there about 450 pages of estate records at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C39M-NSTW?i=62&cat=225052

They start with the Rent Rolls from 1777-1792.

posted on County Donegal Team (merged) by John Falvey
I'm starting a new one-name study for surname McCool. A significant percentage of living McCools descend from ancestors who lived in County Londonderry.
posted on County Londonderry Team (merged) by Kevin Ireland
That's great, Kevin! Once you've been assigned the name study and it is ready to be linked to the Ireland Project, I can help you add the link.
posted on County Londonderry Team (merged) by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
edited by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I would like to be added to this project if possible. My 3rd ggg grandfather William F. Nelson was born in County Tyrone. He left the Port of Belfast in June of 1840 and went to New York-(Buffalo was initially wrote in then had a line through it-Buffalo was not an immigration intake station-they would have stopped in New York City). He was born between the years of 1808 and 1840 depending on the census or paperwork.I can place him in Mercer County Pennsylvania in the 1850 census with his wife and children. His oldest child-Lucinda was born in April of 1843. I do not know his parents names or if he siblings. I have yet to find his townland despite researching at PRONI and in Omagh. I do plan to travel back to County Tyrone next year for more research or exploring the townland.

He married a Gillespie-which is a pretty common name in County Tyrone. I think that there has to be some kind of connection between the Gillespies and Nelson's in County Tyrone as to why he settled in Pymatuning Twp,Mercer County,Pennsylvania. It's just a long process of elimination!

posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by Sheryl (Nelson) Dayton
Hi Sheryl, joining is a simple as adding your name to the list! Barry Smith is the manager of the Tyrone team and I am sure he will be in touch in the next few days. Welcome to the project.

David (Ireland Counties Coordinator)

posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Hi I would like to join this county my Grandad was from here I'm stuck on alot hear and would love to learn my way around this county hoping to find my relatives so far it looks like everyone stayed in this county but very limited info I'm finding
posted on County Antrim Team (merged) by Caryn (Cassidy) Decker
Hi Caryn and welcome to the Ireland Project and the Antrim Team
posted on County Antrim Team (merged) by Richard Devlin
Added detail and sources to your family, they ended up in Antrim, but didn't originate there.
posted on County Antrim Team (merged) by Valerie Kerr
Hi! My ancestor Edward George McNabb was born in Drumquin area, 1868. His parents also claimed to be born and married there, although I couldn't find any marriage record in the Langfield parish book or neighbouring parishes . They're a brick wall. The parish book actually says "No marriages recorded for years 59 60 61 62", not sure if there were actually no marriages or they just didn't bother writing them down for a period.

Should I add all the people who were born/married at Drumquin to a Townland category, or is it only for people meeting certain criteria?

posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by Matt McNabb
edited by Matt McNabb
Hi Matt, the categories are for anyone who has a connection to the said townland so yes of course you can everyone with a connection, however tenuous. Born, married, died or simply lived in a particular townland for a while. All are good for adding. Let me know if any you need are missing and I will create them.


posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Awesome. Magherenny is the townland, not sure of correct spelling :) I have a link to the parish book with the name written in it, in his profile.
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by Matt McNabb
Hi Matt. Magherenny, County Tyrone is actually a minor place name (i.e. not part of the historical administrative system) and not a townland. The parish is Termonamongan and the townland is Carnoughter. See PlacenamesNI. Tomorow I will check and make sure the Parish, Townland and 'Town' (which includes villages) categories have been created. Past midnight here now. David
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Just did a quick check and none of those exist so I will sort them out first thing tomorrow morning.
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
OK. It's listed as a townland at https://www.townlands.ie/tyrone/longfield-east/ , are there different systems in place? The records are in the Langfield book https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0364
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by Matt McNabb
edited by Matt McNabb
Hi Matt, yes indeed there are different systems. The parish Langfield is the ecclesiastical parish but we work on Civil Parishes. There are about 17 database queries I have to resolve for the Civil Parish of Termonamongan, and it looks as if you have just added another! I will check out Townlands but please be advised, at this stage, that for Northern Ireland PlacenamesNI is the final arbiter of a townland's attributes. Townlands.ie has many errors and Logainm.ie is a preferrable souce although we use all three sources. This is going to take me at least to late today to sort as each one can take half an hour or more to research. David
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
OK, thank you for that. If it is any help, here is a birth record for one of my people from the civil registration, specifying Magherinny in the district of Drumquin: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1870/03335/2222539.pdf (second row)
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by Matt McNabb
edited by Matt McNabb
Oops, my error. There are two. Magherenny in the Civil Parish of Termonamongan and Magharenny in the Civil and RC Parish of Longfield East. I will check the Magharenny version now and get back to you.
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Hi Matt, only one problem with that parish and easily sorted. The Civil Parish of Longfield East category, and space are created as is the Townland of Magarenny.
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Sweet, thanks. That's fantastic. I've added my people to the townland category now and changed the spelling on their profiles to Magharenny.
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by Matt McNabb
Hi Matt, I have also added Drumquin District, Omagh SRD, County Tyrone since the name Drumquin is the name of the dispensary district in the Omagh Superintendent Registrar's District. You can additionally categorise your people under the dispensary district or SRD if you so wish. David

PS Drumquin is also a population centre. So I will create the town category for that as well.

PPS Drumquin village category should you need it.

posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
edited by David (Meredith) Loring
Thanks for adding me to County Tyrone team! I'm happy to work out how I might be able to be helpful.

On my father's side, my various lines peter out in County Tyrone at Robert Graham (b 1800 - Graham 21631) and Isabella Wilson (b.1801 - Wilson 72603), James Mathewson (b1727 - Mathewson-278) and Rose Kerr (b1740 - Kerr-1048), Martha Patton (b1768 - patton-6254) , and John Adams (b1733 - adams-46738), and Martha Smith (b1734 - smith-214658). I'd love some help to extend these further.

posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by Stuart McCormick
Hi my name is Georgina Boyd I am on Acheson and Finney wiki pages but am keen to link to the Antrim team as I feel you maybe able to assist me I am working on my paternal grandmother's side of my family tree her name was Margaret Anne Acheson Finney So gar I have discovered her father William Acheson Finney from Grange in Antrim he married Margery Shaw and she resided at 35 fountain Street down Patrick William Acheson Finney was born in 1861 married 31.8.1889 and died 22.3.1946 at Tully Kin Killyleagh he came from a large family with siblings James born 1867 Lindsay 1868 Agnes 1871 Martha 1873 and Margaret 1875 a second child called Margaret was born 1876 as first Margaret died their was 4 or 5 further siblings but no dates they are Ellen, Joseph, Andrew and MATTHew and another boy Ferguson who died age 8 birth place is dunadry Grange Co Antrim. WILLIAM MARRIED Margery Shaw born 1868 on 31 of Dec in Crossgar Co Down and died in Downpatrick in 1925 on 13 August. Williams father was James Finney born around 1830 to1840 at DUNADRY he married Margaret Anne Acheson in September 1860. I HAVE A Lindsay Finney down as James FINNEYs father nó date of birt of date of Marriage however I did discover James had 3 siblings and I found marriage dates for them Joseph married 29th September 1865 a Matilda Clarke she was a widow woman his sister Martha married a Joseph Hanna in 1851 and he must have died as she married again in 1857 to an Alexander Flack I also discovered a MATTHEw Finney who married an Ellen Boyd. I can not get any other information on Lindsay either birth or marriage the lady researching though Janet Ferguson was possible wife's name only other info I have is he was born at BALLYgraigy Antrim. MARGARET Anne Acheson has no date of birth but would assume it was 1830 to 40 her father was James Acheson Dunadry Grange nó birt date or marriage date he was a blacksmith
posted on County Antrim Team (merged) by Georgina (Lockhart) Boyd

I would love to support the County Down Sub Project. Some of the surnames that I'm researching include:

McLeavy, Scandrett, Stannus, Titterington, Frackleton, McCready, Gilmore, McCartney, McKitrick, Herron and more.

Thank you!

posted on County Down Sub Project (merged) by P Małysz
Just a heads up. There is a dead link on this page for the category information boxes.
posted on County Donegal Sub Project (merged) by Scott Anderson
Susanne Miskimmin - particularly interested in Coleraine and surrounding area, and the surnames Miskimmin, Campbell, Crawford and Morrison
posted on County Londonderry Sub Project (merged) by Susanne Miskimmin
Interrested in County Armagh project as I have some information on Pentland name collected over the years. Also McEllroy / McIllroy . Ewings.
posted on County Armagh Sub Project (merged) by Audrey (Whitehead) van den Berg
Hi, I've been adding "Woods" profiles from the Belfast Cemetery records, who lived in both Down & Antrim. I've added my name.


posted on County Antrim Sub Project (merged) by Tony Woods
Hi, I've been adding "Woods" profiles from the Belfast Cemetery records, who lived in both Down & Antrim. I've added my name.


posted on County Down Sub Project (merged) by Tony Woods
I would like to add the name of William Wallace ((1772 - 1868) of Ballymather to the list of of family names for Antrim. His descendants still farm in the area of Antrim town.


posted on County Antrim Sub Project (merged) by William Wallace
I haven't actually gotten my Shane line back to Ireland from the US because there's a dead end where no one has been able to find the father of our common US Shane ancestor because he (the father) was pressed into service aboard a British Man of War back in 1745, before our ancestor was even born, and no one knows his or his wife's names. Since the family name is Shane and there's a family story about us being somehow connected with Shane's Castle, I am very interested in Northern Ireland and the Tyrone area. I'm wondering if anyone has ever done reverse genealogy... trying to find out from a certain pre-assumed ancestor who their descendants were and where they went! That would probably be a nightmare but may be the only option to connect the line.
posted on County Tyrone Sub Project (merged) by Susan (Shane) Yarbrough
Did you get anywhere with the reverse genealogy?
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Just came across this townland in Tyrone, which you probably know about. http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=3276 The district (of) Shane.
posted on County Tyrone Team (merged) by David (Meredith) Loring
Hello! I am happy to join you. I've added my name under participants already. My focus is primary Drumgooland and surrounding parishes.
posted on County Down Sub Project (merged) by Linda Massey
Are we alone?
posted on County Antrim Sub Project (merged) by Cheryl (Glover) Empey
My earliest McClintock ancestor was Alexander McClintock, c. 1585-c1630. His son was another Alexander, 1622-1670, he married Agnes Stenson MacLean, c. 1635-1696. The first Alexander was born at the southern end of Loch Lomond and was definetly in Co. Donegal by 1630 as he is on a Muster Roll. They settled in a house called Trintaugh near St Johnstown, and are buried in Taughboyne Church, Church Hill, St Johnstown.
posted on County Donegal Sub Project (merged) by Sylvia (McClintock) Wright
I would like to request a personalized tutorial on how to join this project. :)

My grandfather's (DeVilling) line descends from Co. Tyrone. I'd like to add all I am able to uncover to this worthy project.

posted on County Tyrone Sub Project (merged) by Matthew DeVilling
Please add me to this project. I don't know how to add my name to the Participants.

One line of my maternal great grandparents are from County Tyrone. Surnames Buchanan and Quinn from the areas around Fivemiletown including Corcreevy and Gortmore. My 2xGGF James Buchanan emigrated to the US in Nov 1883 with his sister and five children. His wife Sarah Jane (Quinn) Buchanan was recently deceased, possibly in Gortmore in early 1883.

posted on County Tyrone Sub Project (merged) by Tom Lewis Sr
I believe Thomas Snodgrass, b. 1787 in Donegal is my direct ancestor. He was in Crawford County PA by 1810. I have started a name study on Snodgrasses in Crawford County. I just heard about a memorial stone near Castlefinn that has genealogical information on it for Snodgrasses, Brooks, and Wilkes. If anyone in the area knows about this stone pictures/transcription would be greatly appreciated.
posted on County Donegal Sub Project (merged) by Wendy Fromme

I am really happy to see Donegal, specifically, as part of a Wiki tree project. My ancestors hailed from that part of Ireland (Hugh Montgomery) and I have'nt been able to go any further back. Please count me in.

Lyle Montgomery

posted on County Donegal Sub Project (merged) by Lyle Montgomery

I am so excited to see this project. My 3rd great grandparents were Thomas Blain and Mary McGroarty of Killybegs. Thomas was of a family of Scottish origin, and Mary of Catholic background from an Inver family. He converted to Catholicism in order to marry her, and it is my understanding that the Blains in Kilkybegs today are all descended from him.

I am happy to help in any way I can

posted on County Donegal Sub Project (merged) by Mary (Martin) Diamante