County Down Heritage Collections - Libraries NI
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LibrariesNI hold two collections relating to Heritage and Genealogy.
The County Down Collection is held in the Heritage Gallery, Downpatrick Library and features:
• Books relating to County Down, including the Gravestone Inscription series, Griffith's Valuation, Grand Jury Records and Ordnance Survey Parish Memoirs
• Street Directories
• A collection of fiction books by authors associated with County Down
• County Down maps
• Newspaper indexes
• Local newspapers on microfilm
• Guidance on family history resources
• Internet access to Ancestry Library Edition and other family history websites
The Heritage Collection, situated on the 2nd floor in Newry City Library, holds a reference collection which includes books on Irish history, local studies and family history. Also available are historical maps of Co. Down covering the County series (1830s to 1930s), a selection of local newspapers on microfilm which can be viewed on the reader-printers, free online resources and some special collections relating to the area. Tours and talks can be arranged and exhibitions, events and workshops are held throughout the year.
Go to www.librariesni.org.uk/Libraries/Pages/Downpatrick-Library.aspx to find out about our contact details and opening times.