Ireland Genealogy Websites

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*[http://presbyterianhistoryireland.com/ Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland] Formed in 1907, it was made up of the three churches which held the Presbyterian Order in Ireland - the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland - with the object of promoting the knowledge of, and advance public education in, the history of the churches of the Presbyterian Order in Ireland by various means, including the collection and preservation of historic materials and records of these churches.  
 
*[http://presbyterianhistoryireland.com/ Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland] Formed in 1907, it was made up of the three churches which held the Presbyterian Order in Ireland - the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland - with the object of promoting the knowledge of, and advance public education in, the history of the churches of the Presbyterian Order in Ireland by various means, including the collection and preservation of historic materials and records of these churches.  
 
*[http://www.waterfordcountylibrary.ie/en/ Waterford County Library] contains online resources such as death registers 1864-1901, grave memorials, and trade directories from 1824-1910.
 
*[http://www.waterfordcountylibrary.ie/en/ Waterford County Library] contains online resources such as death registers 1864-1901, grave memorials, and trade directories from 1824-1910.
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
 
*[http://ifhf.brsgenealogy.com www.rootsireland.ie] holds an online index to Irish parish registers from nineteen counties.
 
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html www.irishgenealogy.ie]- Includesd searchable church records for Dublin City and for the counties of Carlow, Cork and Kerry. Inlcudes Catholic, Anglican, and and some Presbyterian church records. Images are available free online.<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 www.familysearch.org] Indexes to births/baptisms, 1620-1881; marriages 1619-1898; (Most of the church records do not go into the 1600s-1700s); also includes microfilm copies of church records at the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library]. <br>[http://ireland.anglican.org/]
 
*[http://ireland.anglican.org/ www.Ireland.anglican.org] (Representative Church Body Library) holdings of the Church of Ireland church records.<br>[http://www.proni.gov.uk/]
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/ www.proni.gov.uk] (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) has copies of the Church of Ireland church records from the Representative Church Body Library.
 
*[http://www.nli.ie/ www.nli.ie] (National Library of Ireland) holdings of the [http://www.nli.ie/en/parish-register.aspx Catholic Church Records] on microfilm
 
  
 
=== Cemeteries &amp; Burials  ===
 
=== Cemeteries &amp; Burials  ===
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/ www.ancestry.com]- Fragments of the 1841 &amp; 1851 Censuses for the [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/Europe/Ireland/Default.aspx?category=35&ldf=2 Republic of Ireland] and [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/Northern-Ireland/Default.aspx?category=35&ldf=2 Northern Ireland].<br>  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/ www.ancestry.com]- Fragments of the 1841 &amp; 1851 Censuses for the [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/Europe/Ireland/Default.aspx?category=35&ldf=2 Republic of Ireland] and [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/Northern-Ireland/Default.aspx?category=35&ldf=2 Northern Ireland].<br>  
 
*[http://www.origins.net/IrishOrigins/Users/IOUserHome.aspx www.irishorigins.com]- Dublin City census 1851, 1901; Census of Elphin 1749; Irish 'strays' in England &amp; Wales Census 1841, 1871.<br>
 
*[http://www.origins.net/IrishOrigins/Users/IOUserHome.aspx www.irishorigins.com]- Dublin City census 1851, 1901; Census of Elphin 1749; Irish 'strays' in England &amp; Wales Census 1841, 1871.<br>
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=== Church Records  ===
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*[http://ifhf.brsgenealogy.com www.rootsireland.ie] holds an online index to Irish parish registers from nineteen counties.
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*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html www.irishgenealogy.ie]- Includesd searchable church records for Dublin City and for the counties of Carlow, Cork and Kerry. Inlcudes Catholic, Anglican, and and some Presbyterian church records. Images are available free online.<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 www.familysearch.org] Indexes to births/baptisms, 1620-1881; marriages 1619-1898; (Most of the church records do not go into the 1600s-1700s); also includes microfilm copies of church records at the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library]. <br>[http://ireland.anglican.org/]
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*[http://ireland.anglican.org/ www.Ireland.anglican.org] (Representative Church Body Library) holdings of the Church of Ireland church records.<br>[http://www.proni.gov.uk/]
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*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/ www.proni.gov.uk] (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) has copies of the Church of Ireland church records from the Representative Church Body Library.
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*[http://www.nli.ie/ www.nli.ie] (National Library of Ireland) holdings of the [http://www.nli.ie/en/parish-register.aspx Catholic Church Records] on microfilm
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=== Civil Registration  ===
 
=== Civil Registration  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2043780 www.familysearch.org]- Irleand Prison Registers, 1790-1924  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2043780 www.familysearch.org]- Irleand Prison Registers, 1790-1924  
 
*[http://www.findmypast.ie/ www.findmypast.ie]- Petty Sessions &amp; Prison Registers<br>
 
*[http://www.findmypast.ie/ www.findmypast.ie]- Petty Sessions &amp; Prison Registers<br>
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=== Directories  ===
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/Ireland/ www.census-online.com/links/Ireland]- County links to various Irish directories
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*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/street_directories.htm www.proni.gov.uk]- Belfast &amp; Northern Ireland street directories, 1819-1900.
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*[http://www.origins.net/IrishOrigins/Users/IOUserHome.aspx www.Irishorigins.com] ($) Includes Dublin Directories and Directories of Ireland.
  
 
=== Emigration Records /Passenger Lists  ===
 
=== Emigration Records /Passenger Lists  ===
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*[http://ellisisland.org/ www.ellisisland.org]- New York passenger lists from 1892-1956  
 
*[http://ellisisland.org/ www.ellisisland.org]- New York passenger lists from 1892-1956  
 
*[http://castlegarden.org/ www.castlegarden.org]- New York passenger lists pre Ellis Island
 
*[http://castlegarden.org/ www.castlegarden.org]- New York passenger lists pre Ellis Island
 
=== Directories  ===
 
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/Ireland/ www.census-online.com/links/Ireland]- County links to various Irish directories
 
*[http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/street_directories.htm www.proni.gov.uk]- Belfast &amp; Northern Ireland street directories, 1819-1900.
 
*[http://www.origins.net/IrishOrigins/Users/IOUserHome.aspx www.Irishorigins.com] ($) Includes Dublin Directories and Directories of Ireland. <br><br>
 
 
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=== Land/Tax Records  ===
 
=== Land/Tax Records  ===
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*[http://maps.epa.ie/InternetMapViewer/MapViewer.aspx/ gis.epa.ie] Environmental maps. Very nice maps although it will take several clicks to get to the greatest detail.  
 
*[http://maps.epa.ie/InternetMapViewer/MapViewer.aspx/ gis.epa.ie] Environmental maps. Very nice maps although it will take several clicks to get to the greatest detail.  
 
*[http://www.mayolibrary.ie/en/LocalStudies/MayoMapsOnline/ 1838 Ordnance Survey Map of Mayo, six inch scale]  
 
*[http://www.mayolibrary.ie/en/LocalStudies/MayoMapsOnline/ 1838 Ordnance Survey Map of Mayo, six inch scale]  
*[http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/ www.libraryireland.com/topog]- ''Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. Gives historical and statistcal descriptions of Ireland counties, cities, parishes, townlands, and villages. <br>
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*[http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/ www.libraryireland.com/topog]- ''Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. Gives historical and statistcal descriptions of Ireland counties, cities, parishes, townlands, and villages. <br>  
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/ www.genuki.org.uk]- Links to maps, gazetteers, etc. <br>
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/ www.genuki.org.uk]- Links to maps, gazetteers, etc. <br>  
*[http://www.google.com/search?q=parliamentary+gazetteer+of+ireland&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1&safe=active Google books]: Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland<br>
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*[http://www.google.com/search?q=parliamentary+gazetteer+of+ireland&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1&safe=active Google books]: Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland<br>  
 
*Use [http://www.google.com/ Google], Bing or other search engines. E.g. “County Mayo parish map”<br>
 
*Use [http://www.google.com/ Google], Bing or other search engines. E.g. “County Mayo parish map”<br>
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=== Military Records  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]- click Catalog &gt; Keyword Search &gt; Irish Militia records. Contains vasts amount of Irish Militia records on microfilm which can be ordered at [https://familysearch.org/films/ films.familysearch.org]. <br>
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*[http://www.origins.net/IrishOrigins/Search/Military/IOSearchMilitary.aspx www.irishorigins.com]- ($) Militia Attestation Index 1872-1915; Ireland Memorial records 1914-1918; The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders<br>
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*[http://www.findmypast.ie/ www.findmypast.ie]- ($) Those who either fought in Irish rebellions or World War I.<br>
  
 
=== Miscellaneous  ===
 
=== Miscellaneous  ===
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*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/ireland_main.htm FHLfavorites.info]- To view a fairly extensive list of websites for Ireland at the national, county and parish or local levels, you can now view all of the Family History Library's ''Patron Desktop'' "Favorites" online.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/ireland_main.htm FHLfavorites.info]- To view a fairly extensive list of websites for Ireland at the national, county and parish or local levels, you can now view all of the Family History Library's ''Patron Desktop'' "Favorites" online.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/ireland_main.htm www.irelandxo.com]- A new website for Irish research is available. It is a free site and is building.
 
*[http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/ireland_main.htm www.irelandxo.com]- A new website for Irish research is available. It is a free site and is building.
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]- click Catalog &gt; Keyword Search &gt; Irish Militia records. Contains vasts amount of Irish Militia records on microfilm which can be ordered at [https://familysearch.org/films/ films.familysearch.org]. <br>
 
*[http://www.origins.net/IrishOrigins/Search/Military/IOSearchMilitary.aspx www.irishorigins.com]- ($) Militia Attestation Index 1872-1915; Ireland Memorial records 1914-1918; The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders<br>
 
*[http://www.findmypast.ie/ www.findmypast.ie]- ($) Those who either fought in Irish rebellions or World War I.<br>
 
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===

Revision as of 17:19, 28 November 2012

The following is a listing of many Ireland websites useful for family history and genealogy research. It is arranged by record type and information.

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Archives and Libraries

  • Clare County Library hosts the best county collection of online Irish family history.
  • Limerick City Archives Digital Collections
  • National Archives of Ireland holds manuscript and microfilm collections & is working to digitize and index the 1901 & 1911 census.
  • Ulster Historical Foundation Contains a lot of useful information and the ability to do a free search on a surname and/or given name.  There are more than two million entries in the various databases. A search for the surname Dobb provides reference to 448 sources where the name appears.
  • Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland Formed in 1907, it was made up of the three churches which held the Presbyterian Order in Ireland - the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland - with the object of promoting the knowledge of, and advance public education in, the history of the churches of the Presbyterian Order in Ireland by various means, including the collection and preservation of historic materials and records of these churches.
  • Waterford County Library contains online resources such as death registers 1864-1901, grave memorials, and trade directories from 1824-1910.

Cemeteries & Burials

Census and Census Substitutes


Church Records

  • www.rootsireland.ie holds an online index to Irish parish registers from nineteen counties.
  • www.irishgenealogy.ie- Includesd searchable church records for Dublin City and for the counties of Carlow, Cork and Kerry. Inlcudes Catholic, Anglican, and and some Presbyterian church records. Images are available free online.
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  • www.familysearch.org Indexes to births/baptisms, 1620-1881; marriages 1619-1898; (Most of the church records do not go into the 1600s-1700s); also includes microfilm copies of church records at the Family History Library.
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  • www.Ireland.anglican.org (Representative Church Body Library) holdings of the Church of Ireland church records.
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  • www.proni.gov.uk (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland) has copies of the Church of Ireland church records from the Representative Church Body Library.
  • www.nli.ie (National Library of Ireland) holdings of the Catholic Church Records on microfilm


Civil Registration

  • www.familysearch.org Indexes to Ireland Civil Registration 1845-1958
  • wiki.familysearch.org (Ireland Civil Registration)- Guide to birth, marriage, and death certificates in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Also shows what certificates are available at the Family History Library.
  • www.groireland.ie- General Registrar's Office (GRO) for the Republic of Ireland (where original certificates are kept)
  • www.nidirect.gov.uk/gro- Gneerarl Registrar's Office (GRO) for Northern Ireland (where originial certificates are kept)

Court/Criminal Records

Directories

Emigration Records /Passenger Lists

Land/Tax Records

Maps, Gazetteers, and Placenames

Military Records

  • www.familysearch.org- click Catalog > Keyword Search > Irish Militia records. Contains vasts amount of Irish Militia records on microfilm which can be ordered at films.familysearch.org.
  • www.irishorigins.com- ($) Militia Attestation Index 1872-1915; Ireland Memorial records 1914-1918; The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders
  • www.findmypast.ie- ($) Those who either fought in Irish rebellions or World War I.

Miscellaneous

  • www.from-ireland.net- A very useful site. Am amazing number of records are available from all counties. Literally thousands of helpful links and other resources are also detailed. In addition, there are a lot of cultural, folklore, and other information available. A YAHOO! mailing list can be subscribed to and you will have at your fingertips help from the many knowledgeable people on the list.
  • Eddies Extracts- This site contains many Birth, Marriage and Death notices extracted from various early newspapers such as the Belfast Evening Telegraph, The Witness, Banner of Ulster, Northern Whig and Belfast News-Letter. It also has extracts from the Registers of Deceased Seamen and lists the details of over 25,000 Presbyterians who served in the Great War.
  • www.stirnet.com- (unfettered access requires fee or significant data contribution; manually search index for surnames of interest)
  • www.diaspora.ie- Aspiration, enterprise, adventure, and the Irish around the world.
  • Petty Sessions Order Books: 1851-1912: This is the lowest court in the whole country. These records were scanned by FamilySearch and are being put online through FindMyPast.ie. There is no charge to look at the index but there is a charge to view the actual record.
  • FHLfavorites.info- To view a fairly extensive list of websites for Ireland at the national, county and parish or local levels, you can now view all of the Family History Library's Patron Desktop "Favorites" online. 
  • www.irelandxo.com- A new website for Irish research is available. It is a free site and is building.

Newspapers

  • www.infowanted.bc.edu- Boston newspaper with information for relatives to track their Irish family members who had immigrated earlier, particulary during the famine period. 
  • newspaperarchive.com- Thousands of U.S. newspapers online spanning hundreds of years. Over 120 milllion newspaper pages. May give information on Irish ancestors in America.
  • www.genealogybank.com- Over 6,400 U.S. newspapers now online spanning over 320 years. May give information on Irish ancestors in America.

Old age pensions

  • www.ireland-genealogy.com- Database is for Northern Ireland. Applicants for pensions used information from the 1841 and 1851 Ireland Censuses before they were destroyed. May name parents and siblings. 
  • www.familysearch.org- Republic of Ireland. Microfilm records of the Census Search forms used to gather personal and family information from the 1841 and 1851 Ireland censuses before they were destroyed. May  name parents and siblings.

Records of the Poor

Repositories

Wills/Probate Records