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== Introduction  ==
 
== Introduction  ==
  
Ireland is an island divided into two countries:&nbsp; Northern Ireland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, also known as Eire. Before 1922 it was one country comprised of thirty-two counties within four provinces: Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster.  
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Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country, comprised of thirty-two counties within the four provinces of '''Connaught''', '''Leinster''', '''Munster''' and '''Ulster'''. [[Image:Rock of Cashel.jpg|thumb|115x153px]]
  
The two countries in Ireland today are:  
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Today the island is divided into two countries:  
  
*Northern Ireland with six counties  
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*the '''Republic of Ireland''', also known as '''Éire''', made up of twenty-six counties  
*Republic of Ireland with twenty-six counties
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*'''Northern Ireland''', a constituent part of the United Kingdom, made up of six of the counties of the Province of Ulster.
  
For further historic information, see [[Counties of Ireland]]. <br>
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For further historic information, see [[Counties of Ireland]].
  
 
== Counties  ==
 
== Counties  ==
  
The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line. Note that Donegal is part of the Republic of Ireland.  
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The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.  
  
 
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Irelandimagemap}}  
 
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Irelandimagemap}}  
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'''Or click on a county name below:'''  
 
'''Or click on a county name below:'''  
  
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| [[County Meath|Meath]]  
 
| [[County Meath|Meath]]  
 
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| [[County Monaghan|Monaghan]]  
 
| [[County Wexford|Wexford]]
 
| [[County Wexford|Wexford]]
 
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| [[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]  
 
| [[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]  
 
| [[County Offaly|Offaly (Kings)]]  
 
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§ These counties make up [[Northern Ireland|Northern Ireland]]
  
 
== Beginners Corner  ==
 
== Beginners Corner  ==
 
If you are just beginning to research your Irish ancestors, here are some helps to get you started. Choose an event to learn about in the life of your Irish ancestors:
 
 
*[[Ireland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Birth]]
 
*[[Ireland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Marriage]]
 
*[[Ireland Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Death/Burial]]
 
*[[Ireland Gazetteers|Place of origin]]
 
 
==== How Can I Find My Irish Ancestor?  ====
 
 
You may have a family story or a document that says one of your ancestors came from Ireland. You don't know where in Ireland, or perhaps you only know the name of a county. You want to know more. A good place to start is by finding your family in the country where they settled. Read on to [[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|'''learn''']] what you can do.
 
  
 
==== Research Guidance  ====
 
==== Research Guidance  ====
  
You may also want to try step-by-step research guidance. This includes suggested records to search and instructions on how to access them. Select a time period for an event type you would like to find.
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==== Ireland Research Guide  ====
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==== BYU's ''Ireland Research Guide'' ====
  
You may also wish to review the [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Ireland.pdf Ireland Research Guide].&nbsp;&nbsp;This 538-page&nbsp;resource is from the BYU Family History Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is a collection of many reference sources and articles (far more than just the Ireland Research Outline that appears first).&nbsp;The information is out of&nbsp;date and does not include&nbsp;online sources, but it is still valuable.&nbsp;
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You may also wish to review the [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Ireland.pdf Ireland Research Guide]. This 538-page resource is from the BYU Family History Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is a collection of many reference sources and articles (far more than just the Ireland Research Outline that appears first). The information is out of date and does not include on-line sources, but it is still valuable.  
  
=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ===
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==== Records Available on FamilySearch  ====
  
Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 records collections for Ireland] available on FamilySearch.org
  
Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
  
 
*[[Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Marriages (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]
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*[[Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== News &amp; events  ==
 
== News &amp; events  ==
  
*Join a Community of Ireland researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ireland-Genealogy-Research-Community/111217125636860 Facebook] and/or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community#Europe Skype].  
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*Join a Community of Ireland researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ireland-Genealogy-Research-Community/111217125636860 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community#Europe|Skype]].  
 
*On 11 October the [http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Genealogical Society of Ireland] will sponsor a lecture on Court and Prison Records by Brian Donovan.  
 
*On 11 October the [http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Genealogical Society of Ireland] will sponsor a lecture on Court and Prison Records by Brian Donovan.  
*32,000 baptism records posted by [http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ '''RootsIreland'''] for County Monaghan.<br>
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*32,000 baptism records posted by [http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ '''RootsIreland'''] for County Monaghan.  
 
*Irish census records, 1901 and 1911, are now being digitized by the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland].  
 
*Irish census records, 1901 and 1911, are now being digitized by the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland].  
*[http://www.librarycouncil.ie/irishlibrarynews/december-2010-308/a1/ Clare Library wins major award for genealogy]. "... includes invaluable transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs ..."<br>
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*[http://www.librarycouncil.ie/irishlibrarynews/december-2010-308/a1/ Clare Library wins major award for genealogy]. "... includes invaluable transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs ..."
  
 
== Did You Know?  ==
 
== Did You Know?  ==
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*The term 'Census Strays' refers to people who are born in one place whose name appears in a census in another place. A page on the [http://www.nifhs.org/census.htm North of Ireland Family History Society] website contains details of over 15,000 records of persons living in households with one or more people of Irish origin. These "strays" compiled by the Society were sent in from the UK and the rest of the world. office  
 
*The term 'Census Strays' refers to people who are born in one place whose name appears in a census in another place. A page on the [http://www.nifhs.org/census.htm North of Ireland Family History Society] website contains details of over 15,000 records of persons living in households with one or more people of Irish origin. These "strays" compiled by the Society were sent in from the UK and the rest of the world. office  
 
*Records of Officers from first Irish Police force on internet. Record of more than 80,000 officers from the 1st Irish Police Force are being released on line. It will contain personal details of every man that enlisted in the Irish Constabulary between 1816-1921 including their name, year and place of birth, age of enlistment and marital status. It is on the Ancestry Subscription site.  
 
*Records of Officers from first Irish Police force on internet. Record of more than 80,000 officers from the 1st Irish Police Force are being released on line. It will contain personal details of every man that enlisted in the Irish Constabulary between 1816-1921 including their name, year and place of birth, age of enlistment and marital status. It is on the Ancestry Subscription site.  
*The National University of Ireland in Galway, in conjunction with the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has created an online index to the landed estates of Connaught Province covering c.1700-1914. Though the project was not primarily intended as a genealogical tool, it is that, and they are to be commended for creating this great resource. The index can be searched alphabetically by the names of estates, families, and houses, and the website includes maps and images of the great houses. The index is found at the [http://landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/ Landed Estates] website.
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*The National University of Ireland in Galway, in conjunction with the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has created an on-line index to the landed estates of Connaught Province covering c.1700-1914. Though the project was not primarily intended as a genealogical tool, it is that, and they are to be commended for creating this great resource. The index can be searched alphabetically by the names of estates, families, and houses, and the website includes maps and images of the great houses. The index is found at the [http://landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/ Landed Estates] website.
  
 
== Useful websites  ==
 
== Useful websites  ==
  
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives]  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html Irish Genealogy] -- particularly for Dublin City and counties Carlow, Cork and Kerry.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html Irish Genealogy] -- particularly for Dublin City and counties Carlow, Cork and Kerry.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.brsgenealogy.com/ Irish Family History Foundation's online searchable database]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.brsgenealogy.com/ Irish Family History Foundation's online searchable database]&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.from-ireland.net/ From Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.from-ireland.net/ From Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ Ask About Ireland]  
 
*[http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ Ask About Ireland]  
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]
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*[http://www.irelandxo.com/ Ireland Reaching Out<br>]
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*[http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/ Irish Times Ancestor Search]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/ireland Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Ireland]
  
 
;[[Ireland Websites|More Ireland Websites ....]]
 
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Introduction

Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country, comprised of thirty-two counties within the four provinces of Connaught, Leinster, Munster and Ulster.
Rock of Cashel.jpg

Today the island is divided into two countries:

  • the Republic of Ireland, also known as Éire, made up of twenty-six counties
  • Northern Ireland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, made up of six of the counties of the Province of Ulster.

For further historic information, see Counties of Ireland.

Counties

The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.

Click on a county to go to that county's page:
County CorkCounty KerryCounty LimerickCounty WaterfordCounty WexfordCounty KilkennyCounty CarlowCounty WicklowCounty DublinCounty KildareCounty LaoisCounty TipperaryCounty ClareCounty GalwayCounty OffalyCounty WestmeathCounty MeathCounty LouthCounty MayoCounty RoscommonCounty SligoCounty LongfordCounty CavanCounty LeitrimCounty FermanaghCounty MonaghanCounty ArmaghCounty DownCounty AntrimCounty DerryCounty TyroneCounty DonegalIreland image map.png

Or click on a county name below:

Antrim § Dublin Limerick Roscommon
Armagh § Fermanagh § Londonderry (Derry) § Sligo
Carlow Galway Longford Tipperary
Cavan Kerry Louth Tyrone §
Clare Kildare Mayo Waterford
Cork Kilkenny Meath Westmeath
Donegal Laois (Queens) Monaghan Wexford
Down § Leitrim Offaly (Kings) Wicklow

§ These counties make up Northern Ireland

Beginners Corner

Research Guidance

If you are just beginning to research your Irish ancestors, here are some helps to get you started. Choose an event to learn about in the life of your Irish ancestors:

BYU's Ireland Research Guide

You may also wish to review the Ireland Research Guide. This 538-page resource is from the BYU Family History Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is a collection of many reference sources and articles (far more than just the Ireland Research Outline that appears first). The information is out of date and does not include on-line sources, but it is still valuable.

Records Available on FamilySearch

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

News & events

Did You Know?

  • Between 1831 and 1841 in Ireland, 34,090 recruits joined the Army.
  • The Princess Grace Irish Library provides online biographical & bibliographical information on 4,500 Irish writers on its EIRData website. EIRData, which stands for Electronic Irish Records Dataset, was compiled by Dr. Bruce Stewart of the University of Ulster. The site also contains primary and secondary bibliographies, commentaries, quotations and notes.
  • The term 'Census Strays' refers to people who are born in one place whose name appears in a census in another place. A page on the North of Ireland Family History Society website contains details of over 15,000 records of persons living in households with one or more people of Irish origin. These "strays" compiled by the Society were sent in from the UK and the rest of the world. office
  • Records of Officers from first Irish Police force on internet. Record of more than 80,000 officers from the 1st Irish Police Force are being released on line. It will contain personal details of every man that enlisted in the Irish Constabulary between 1816-1921 including their name, year and place of birth, age of enlistment and marital status. It is on the Ancestry Subscription site.
  • The National University of Ireland in Galway, in conjunction with the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has created an on-line index to the landed estates of Connaught Province covering c.1700-1914. Though the project was not primarily intended as a genealogical tool, it is that, and they are to be commended for creating this great resource. The index can be searched alphabetically by the names of estates, families, and houses, and the website includes maps and images of the great houses. The index is found at the Landed Estates website.

Useful websites

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