Genealogy Records

The O’Neill Country Historical Society has researched and published a large amount of material useful to Genealogists and people researching their family history in the Blackwater Valley area of Counties Armagh and Tyrone.

The articles from our Journals which would be of interest to Genealogists and family Historians are listed on this page and can be purchased if not out of print.

You can also contact our Genealogist Mr Dessie Gildernew who may be able to assist you with family history enquires at

Church, Cemetery and Burial Records

Various Land records including rentals

  • Record Details:Published in:
  • Selection of Tithe records for the Parish of Canteel, County Tyrone 1825 VOL 19
  • Tithe records for the Parish of Eglish Co, Armagh recording 495 householders in 1833 VOL 13
  • Flax growers and weavers lists in the year 1796 from the following Parishes of Counties Armagh and Tyrone. Errigal Kerrogue, Armagh, Aaghaloo, Clonfeacle, Drumglass, Clonoe, Killyman, Killeshil, Loughgall Tullaniskin and Tynan VOL 2
  • A rent roll for the Manor of Balteagh Co, Armagh
    For the Year 1770 VOL 6

Some families of the Blackwater Valley Area

  • Record Details:Published in:
  • Benburb plantation families VOL 19
  • A Genealogical Record of the Gildernew name in the Blackwater Valley VOL 17
  • The Kellys of Anagasna Glebe Co, Tyrone VOL 14
  • Smyth(e) A Benburb Family VOL 11
  • Wilsontown and some Wilsons of Ulster VOL 10
  • The Lowrys of Castlecoole and Caledon VOL 7
  • Some early families of the Minterburn / Caledon area VOL 6
  • The Runnett family of Sessiamagaroll Benburb VOL 5  |  VOL 6