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| style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(238, 238, 238); text-align: center; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: verdana; font-size: 85%; -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous;" | '''Topics'''
 
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*[[Ireland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Ireland Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Ireland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Ireland Census|Census]]
 
*[[Ireland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Ireland Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Ireland Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Ireland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Ireland Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Ireland Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Ireland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Ireland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Ireland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Ireland History|History]]
 
*[[Ireland Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Ireland Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Ireland Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Ireland Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Ireland Names Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[Ireland Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Ireland Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Ireland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Ireland Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Ireland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Ireland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.]]
 
*[[Ireland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Ireland Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Ireland Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Ireland Taxation|Taxation]]
 
 
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== Introduction  ==
 
 
Ireland is an island comprising two countries: Northern Ireland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, also known as Eire. Before 1922 the island was one country with thirty-two counties within four provinces: Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. <br>
 
 
== Beginners Corner  ==
 
 
What would you like to learn about one of your Irish ancestors?
 
 
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*Birth
 
*Birth
 
 
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[[Ireland Research Guidance|1619-1863]] <br>[[Ireland Research Guidance: Birth 1864-Present|1864-present]]
 
 
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*Marriage
 
*Marriage
 
 
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[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1619-1863|1619-1863]] <br>[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1864-Present|1864-present]]
 
 
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*Death
 
*Death
 
 
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[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|1619-1863]] <br>[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1864-Present|1864-present]]
 
 
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*[[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 learn what you can do.
 
 
== Counties  ==
 
 
Before 1922, the whole of Ireland was an integral part of the United Kingdom, consisting thirty-two historic counties.&nbsp;After 1922 part of Ireland became independent and was known as the Irish Free State. The Free State went on to become the Republic of Ireland in 1949, while Northern Ireland remained a part of the United Kingdom. The two countries in Ireland today are:
 
 
*Northern Ireland with&nbsp;six counties
 
*Republic of Ireland with twenty-six counties
 
 
For further historic information, see [[Counties of Ireland]].
 
 
The map below shows the whole of Ireland.&nbsp; The&nbsp;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.
 
 
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Irelandimagemap}}
 
 
'''Or click on a county name below:'''
 
 
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| [[County Antrim|Antrim]]
 
| [[County Dublin|Dublin]]
 
| [[County Limerick|Limerick]]
 
| [[County Roscommon|Roscommon]]
 
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| [[County Armagh|Armagh]]
 
| [[County Fermanagh|Fermanagh]]
 
| [[County Londonderry|Londonderry (Derry)]]
 
| [[County Sligo|Sligo]]
 
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| [[County Carlow|Carlow]]
 
| [[County Galway|Galway]]
 
| [[County Longford|Longford]]
 
| [[County Tipperary|Tipperary]]
 
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| [[County Cavan|Cavan]]
 
| [[County Kerry|Kerry]]
 
| [[County Louth|Louth]]
 
| [[County Tyrone|Tyrone]]
 
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| [[County Clare|Clare]]
 
| [[County Kildare|Kildare]]
 
| [[County Mayo|Mayo]]
 
| [[County Waterford|Waterford]]
 
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| [[County Cork|Cork]]
 
| [[County Kilkenny|Kilkenny]]
 
| [[County Meath|Meath]]
 
| [[County Westmeath|Westmeath]]
 
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| [[County Donegal|Donegal]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
| [[County Laois|Laois (Queens)&nbsp;]]
 
| [[County Monaghan|Monaghan]]
 
| [[County Wexford|Wexford]]
 
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| [[County Down|Down]]
 
| [[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]
 
| [[County Offaly|Offaly (Kings)]]
 
| [[County Wicklow|Wicklow]]
 
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==== 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;
 
 
=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ===
 
 
Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]
 
 
Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:
 
 
*[[Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Marriages (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]
 
 
== 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].
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
 
== Did You Know?  ==
 
 
*Between 1831 and 1841 in Ireland, 34,090 recruits joined the Army.
 
*The [http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/index.htm Princess Grace Irish Library] provides online biographical &amp; 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 [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.
 
*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.
 
 
== Useful websites  ==
 
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives]
 
*[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.familyhistory.ie/ Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann - Genealogical Society of Ireland]
 
*[http://www.irishhistoricmaps.ie/historic/ Historic Maps]
 
*[http://www.from-ireland.net/ From Ireland]
 
*[http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ Ask About Ireland]
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/ GenUKI]
 
 
;[[Ireland Websites|More Ireland Websites ....]]
 
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