There are two Irish regions, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom. Over the decades many Irish families, especially those from the northern region of the emerald isle, have resettled in England, Scotland or Wales. So to help locate some additional vital records on any ancestors from the Northern Ireland region the online web site, Emerald Ancestor offers a free search to see what may be available.The search box has you place a surname, a given name, if known and to select one of the counties (Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Monaghan and Tyrone). Then the listing of the number of marriage records, births, deaths, census and even any available school registrations are shown. Click on ‘view details’ to see if there are any matches. It will give a date of the event, the names involved, possibly an age and the county. To actually view any matches, this is where a subscription fee comes in.