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Guide to '''Ireland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Today the island of '''Ireland ''' is divided into two countries: (1) the '''Republic of Ireland''', also known as '''Éire''' and (2) '''[[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]''', one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England Genealogy|England]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]], and [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]]). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Ireland Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.
*[[Ireland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance|How to find Birth information]]  
*[[Ireland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1619-1863|How to find Marriage information]]  
*[[Ireland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|How to find Death/Burial information]]  
*[[Ireland Census|Census]]  
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*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Immigration Help]]
*[[Ireland Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Ireland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[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 Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*[[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]]
 
*[[Ireland Websites|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'''.
 
 
 
Today the island is divided into two countries:
 
  
*the '''Republic of Ireland''', also known as '''Eire''', made up of 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.
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<h3>Ireland Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.
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*[http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ RootsIreland] posted 32,000 baptism records for County Monaghan.
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*[http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]- Digitized Irish census records, 1901 and 1911.
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*[http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/genealog.htm Clare Library] - transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61039 Ancestry.com] - ($) has indexed the [http://www.nli.ie National Library of Ireland's] collection of online Roman Catholic parish registers, over 25 million records.
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=127 The Three Cs of Irish Research: Civil Registration, Church Records, and Census]
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=45 Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall: Irish Estate Records]
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=208 Some Lesser Known Irish Resources]
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For further historic information, see [[Counties of Ireland]]. <br>
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{{Click|File:Ireland ORP.png|Ireland Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
 
 
== Counties  ==
 
  
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==Ireland Clickable Map==
 
The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.  
 
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}}  
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{{Irelandimagemap}}  
 
 
'''Or click on a county name below:'''
 
 
 
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| width="25%" | [[County Antrim|Antrim]] §
 
| width="25%" | [[County Dublin|Dublin]]
 
| width="25%" | [[County Limerick|Limerick]]
 
| width="25%" | [[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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| width="25%" | [[County Cork|Cork]]
 
| [[County Kilkenny|Kilkenny]]
 
| [[County Meath|Meath]]
 
| [[County Westmeath|Westmeath]]
 
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| width="25%" | [[County Donegal|Donegal]]
 
| [[County Laois|Laois (Queens)]]
 
| [[County Monaghan|Monaghan]]
 
| [[County Wexford|Wexford]]
 
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| width="25%" | [[County Down|Down]] §
 
| [[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]
 
| [[County Offaly|Offaly (Kings)]]
 
| [[County Wicklow|Wicklow]]
 
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§ These counties make up [[Northern Ireland|Northern Ireland]]
 
  
== Beginners Corner  ==
 
  
==== Research Guidance  ====
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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:
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==Counties==
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Click on a county to locate more information about resources in that county.
  
*[[Ireland Research Guidance|Birth]]  
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1619-1863|Marriage]]  
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|Death/Burial]]  
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*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Immigration]]
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*[[County Antrim, Ireland Genealogy|Antrim, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Armagh, Ireland Genealogy|Armagh, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Down, Ireland Genealogy|Down, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Fermanagh, Ireland Genealogy|Fermanagh, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Londonderry, Ireland Genealogy|Londonderry (''Derry''), Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Tyrone, Ireland Genealogy|Tyrone, Northern Ireland]] § 
  
==== 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;
 
  
==== Records Available on FamilySearch  ====
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*[[County Carlow, Ireland Genealogy|Carlow]]
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*[[County Cavan, Ireland Genealogy|Cavan]]
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*[[County Clare, Ireland Genealogy|Clare]]
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*[[County Cork, Ireland Genealogy|Cork]]
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*[[County Donegal, Ireland Genealogy|Donegal]]
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*[[County Dublin, Ireland Genealogy|Dublin]]
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*[[County Galway, Ireland Genealogy|Galway]]
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*[[County Kerry, Ireland Genealogy|Kerry]]
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*[[County Kildare, Ireland Genealogy|Kildare]]
  
*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 online collections are found at:'''  
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*[[County Kilkenny, Ireland Genealogy|Kilkenny]]
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*[[County Laois, Ireland Genealogy|Laois (''Queens'')]]
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*[[County Leitrim, Ireland Genealogy|Leitrim]]
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*[[County Limerick, Ireland Genealogy|Limerick]]
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*[[County Longford, Ireland Genealogy|Longford]]
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*[[County Louth, Ireland Genealogy|Louth]]
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*[[County Mayo, Ireland Genealogy|Mayo]]
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*[[County Meath, Ireland Genealogy|Meath]]
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*[[County Monaghan, Ireland Genealogy|Monaghan]]
  
*[[Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[County Offaly, Ireland Genealogy|Offaly (''Kings'')]]
*[[Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Marriages (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]  
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*[[County Roscommon, Ireland Genealogy|Roscommon]]
*[[Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[County Sligo, Ireland Genealogy|Sligo]]
 
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*[[County Tipperary, Ireland Genealogy|Tipperary]]
== News &amp; events  ==
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*[[County Waterford, Ireland Genealogy|Waterford]]
 
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*[[County Westmeath, Ireland Genealogy|Westmeath]]
*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]].
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*[[County Wexford, Ireland Genealogy|Wexford]]
*On 11 October the [http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Genealogical Society of Ireland] will sponsor a lecture on Court and Prison Records by Brian Donovan.
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*[[County Wicklow, Ireland Genealogy|Wicklow]]
*32,000 baptism records posted by [http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ '''RootsIreland'''] for County Monaghan.<br>
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*Irish census records, 1901 and 1911, are now being digitized by the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland].
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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 ..."<br>
 
 
 
== Did You Know?  ==
 
  
*Between 1831 and 1841 in Ireland, 34,090 recruits joined the Army.  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
*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.
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
*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
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*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.
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=ireland Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=ireland Family History Center locator map]
  
== Useful websites  ==
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==Websites==
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl GENUKI] Ireland links to resources.
  
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]
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==References==
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html Irish Genealogy] -- particularly for Dublin City and counties Carlow, Cork and Kerry.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.brsgenealogy.com/ Irish Family History Foundation's online searchable database]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann - Genealogical Society of Ireland]
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*[http://www.irishhistoricmaps.ie/historic/ Historic Maps]
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*[http://www.from-ireland.net/ From Ireland]
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*[http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ Ask About Ireland]
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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]
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Historic Ireland (pre-1922)
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Beginning Research
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Guide to Ireland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Today the island of Ireland is divided into two countries: (1) the Republic of Ireland, also known as Éire and (2) Northern Ireland, one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland, and Wales). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Ireland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.

Ireland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.


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Ireland Clickable Map

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

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 Antrim, Ireland GenealogyCounty DerryCounty TyroneCounty DonegalIreland image map.png


Counties

Click on a county to locate more information about resources in that county.



FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Websites

  • GENUKI Ireland links to resources.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland, accessed 24 March 2016.