IRISH RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET
This page was prepared by
Barbara Lewis for her class,
Irish Research on the Internet,
which is held periodically at the Ogden Family Search Library, in Ogden, Utah.
Updated May 20, 2013
Library Catalog Click on SEARCH at the top and then CATALOG
Online Research Classes from LDS: Any Irish researcher would benefit from taking advantage of these classes. To change country, click on "anyplace" at the left
New Familysearch online (will soon be replaced by FamilyTree (above)
This could be your most important tool
GENUKI -Ireland...information related to all of Ireland
IRELAND on WIKI.....If you are into records 1845 and after, you need to use this site: Click on Civil Registration and read the information under "Contents" at the left.
GETTING STARTED.....from the National Archives of Ireland....summary of the various records available.....
CENSUS AND CENSUS SUBSTITUTES
About Irish Census records:
The first Irish census to survive intact is 1901. This is available at the
Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
1911 Census of Ireland: The National Archives of Ireland census website has been updated to provide new search options for the 1911 census, including: Relation to Head of Household, Literacy, Occuptation, Marital Status, County/Country of Origin, Language Proficiency, Specified Illnesses, Number of Years Married, Number of Children Born, and Number of Children Living. All thirty-two counties for 1911 are now available on the site. :
Earlier Irish census records were largely destroyed by fire in Dublin in 1922. There are fragments which have been transcribed by genealogists but these include only a very small amount of the original records. The best known Irish census substitute is Griffith's Valuations which was a listing of who the renters were and who owned the property. It was begun about 1848.
Online Census Indexes and Records
Census records online: This site has not only census records listed by county, but Griffith Valuation, Tithe Applotment, Pigots Directories, and other resources..
Index:: explanation and visual samples
Griffiths Primary Valuation Search Engine and explanation of....
Valuation Revision Books: From PRONI. These are the continuation records of the original Griffiths Valuation (1847 - 1864), and use the same plot numbers and townlands. You can use these records to see when someone acquired or disposed of a property, when they died (eg theoccupant will change to "reps of."), plus other changes such as purchase. Covered are counties Antrim, Armagh, Down,Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone between the years 1864 to 1933.
Griffith's Valuation on "Ask About Ireland" ( between 1848 and 1864)...I'm told the spelling has to be letter perfect on this search engine...but it is an excellent source.
Tithe Applotment on Ancestry: Information from the Tithe Books has been extracted and the have been indexed in this data set. Only the six counties that constitute present-day Northern Ireland Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh, and Tyrone, covering 223 parishes, are included. If you find an ancestor among the nearly 200,000 listed, you will learn the following:Name, County, Parish, Townland, Year of Enumeration
Tithe Applotments from the National Archives 1823-1837....a search in most counties here
Applotments: LDS film nos...by townland
Freeholder's Index (PRONI)...search engine off to the right...Lists of people entitled to vote (abt 1775-1825)
Irish Flax Growers List of 1796 (Ancestry)
Another Flax Growers List
Northern Ireland Gebweb
Ireland Mailing Lists...
Northern Ireland Mailing Lists
All Mailing lists There are many, kind people on these lists who are very helpful, and some professionals even volunteer their "expertise."
See Instruction for joining a MAILING LIST at the bottom of this page.
Message Boards on Ancestry.....from the home page, go to the Collaborate Tab at the top and down to Message Boards box and click on the "Go to the boards" link on the green strip. In the Find a Board search engine, type in your surname or locality. Then select the one you need, as there will several listed. Use the Keyword box to type in your key word; it is strongly suggested that you use a surname keyword on a locality board or a locality keyword for a surname message board, or..go directly to Find a Board
Message Boards on Genealogy.Com (GenForum)
Registery... Mailing Lists, great links to each county,
and a link to New York resources for Irish research
Irish Clans and Surnames
Irish Surnames on Ancestry.com Or from Home page, go up to Search Tab, scroll down to UK and Ireland, bring up Ireland records
and then scroll down to Ireland Reference and Finding Aids.
Irish Surnames ...on the right side of page
Irish Origins.....run a free name search
Surname Thesaurus.....to find variations of spellings
but first, some general facts about Ireland.....
Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom.
The British Isles consist of Great Britain and Ireland (plus many small islands around the coast of both.)
Great Britain is politically divided into England, Scotland and Wales.Ireland is politically divided into Republic of Ireland (used to be Irish Free State or Eire) and Northern Ireland.
UK is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ruled from Westminster and regional parliaments and with Queen Elizabeth II as monarch.
The Republic of Ireland is now an independent, foreign country to the UK with its own president and parliament.
Historically Ireland is divided into four provinces; Leinster, Munster, Connought and Ulster. Ulster comprises nine counties of which three are in the Republic of Ireland and six in Northern Ireland.
LEINSTER: Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois
(Leix/Queen's),Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly (King's Co.), Westmeath, Wexford
MUNSTER: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford.
ULSTER: Divided in two sections --
(1) Northern Ireland : Antrim, Armagh, Derry/Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh, and Tyrone.
(2) Republic of Ireland: Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan.
CONNAUGHT: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.
OK.....now the web sites....
Jurisdictions: Province, Barony, Townland etc
Administrative Divisions of Ireland
IreAtlas Townland Database...Seanruad
Ordinance Survey Map--Mapviewer
Maps of Ireland
Misc maps of Ireland
Maps of Ulster----religious distribution
The Counties on "Irish Ancestors" They have recently changed this site to "Irish Times" ...so click on the link here, click on your county on the map, and then click on the "civil parishes" link at the left. Listed will be the townlands in the parish.
Parish Maps of Northern Ireland.....
Townlands of Ulster
Ireland's History in Maps
CoraWeb...a great site with important links
Explore links for your county...scroll down to bottom of this page..
Register of Deeds Not quite "vital records" but a very important resource
Bill Macafee's Website: One Stop-Shopping for County Derry......if you're a Derry researcher, don't miss this site!
Find My Past Ireland The earliest records date back to the 13th century (wills) and include several important collections from the 18th century (The Elphin Census 1749 and the 1798 Rebellion records). The collection includes the exclusive publication of the Landed Estates Court records, a crucial resource for the mid- to late-19th century, which includes details of over 500,000 tenants on Irish estates.
Irish Records on Ancestry . Scroll down to the UK and Ireland link. Click on map of Northern Ireland and Ireland separately, as there are database for each.
Irish Family History Foundation.....a pay site, but a very important place to search for records... This site is updated often with new records available from the various counties.
County Heritage Centers- find out which records are indexed Click on "Counties Online" at the right; click on a closeup of your county and note the sources available for that county and research centers located in that county.
Irish Genealogy: FREE Church Records of Kerry, Dublin, Carlow, and the RC Dioceses of Cork and Ross...notice the "Church Records" link at the top!!
Irish Ancestry on "Irish Times"...an excellent site for earnest researchers
Ireland Genealogy Project Archives (GPA)......links to the individual couties in table below
Roman Catholic Records ...from "Irish Ancestors"...bring up by county and then parish...shows where the records are held.
Catholic Church of Ireland
Records from the National Library of Ireland in Dublin...a great site to find out what parish registers are available for the Republic of Ireland. Unfortunately the parishes are listed under the Diocese, so you can either find out what Diocese your parish is in by googling, or go through all 4 links shown and do a Ctrl-find to bring up your parish.
Catholic Parish Registers (Brian Mitchell)
Roman Catholic Records from "Irish Times" .......an easy to use map; click on your county, then click on your selected parish
Roman Catholic Church Records at PRONI
EMMIGRATION AND PASSENGER LISTS
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Passenger Lists Research Guide..........worth reading before you
The Ships List
Ancestors on Board
From Ireland to America (Ancestry.com)
Irish Emigrants into New York City 1846-1851(Ancestry)
Irish Immigration to US and Canada (Olive Tree Genealogy)
Irish Ships Passenger Lists (Olive Tree Genealogy)
Peter Robinson settlers...Ireland to Canada (Olive Tree Genealogy)
List of Poor sent from England to Ireland (1860-1862)
Irish Passengers Lists
More Irish Passenger Lists
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Ireland to Quebec/Ireland to Pennsylvania (Olive Tree Genealogy)
Galway to NYC....1851 (Famine Immigrants) Book 2 of the above Book 3 of the above
Gateway to searchable online passenger lists....in case you missed one of the sites listed above
All Ireland Passenger Lists...many overlap with those above....but contains some different ones
Passenger lists from Donegal
Irish Passenger Lists
Ships Passenger Lists From Ireland 1811
Castlegarden...CastleGarden.org offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 3
million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
GREAT LINKS TO IRISH RESOURCES
History Workshops from Boyd Gray Boyd Gray is an
experienced Irish researcher living in County Donegal Ireland,. His
primary genealogy interests are related to West Ulster and in particular
Counties Donegal, Tyrone, and Londonderry.
About the Abercorn Papers..from PRONI,,,,,also see this link from the LDS catalog
Connors Genealogy..This site has a search engine to easily find what is posted.
Irish Genealogy Project--IGP ...links also found on some counties in the table below
Calendar of Wills online for the Londonderry Probate area (PRONI) 1858-1900......search engine...
These were a brief outline of wills and Letters of Application (for those who died intestate) which are currently kept either in Derry Probate Office or Belfast PRONI.
They often give next of kin.
Locating where your family lived in Ireland....you're not alone if you don't know!!
Social Security Death Index (US...may show birth place of Irish Ancestor if he came to the U.S. in recent years)
The Great Irish Potato Famine...the story of....
Irish Resources (Ancestry.com)...a must....more and more Irish resources added frequently
Fianna.....One of the BEST Irish sites for research on the Internet !!!!
Bob's Genealogy links
Irish Ancestors Page...Great info about Irish terminology and resources --a real fun site!!
Cyndi's List for Ireland and Northern Ireland
Ulster Ancestry Links ....there are many Free links that you can use on this site!
Pigot & Co's Provincial Directory of Ireland 1824
Genealogy Bank-Includes 8 historical Irish-American newspapers
Irish Genealogy News-Blogs about what's new in Irish Research
LIBRARIES AND HERITAGE CENTERS
The Public Record Office of Northern
The General Record Offic of Northern Ireland (GRO)
National Library of Ireland (Dublin)
National Archives of Ireland
Irish Heritage Centers--North and South
What BMD certificates are available from the General Record Office?
Ordering BMD Certificates
What information is found on the Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates?...scroll down to #2
Civil Registration.....and how to obtain certificates
Civil Registration Index (BMDs) at the FHL in Salt Lake City ...click on "Civil Registration"
Italian Genealogical Group....Did your .Irish kin come into New York? This is a great site to locate them there.
***BMD Certificates available at the FHL in Salt Lake city
Irish Family History Foundation---Online Service---see above
Ancestry.com......Many good Irish resources...check back often
Irish Genealogy...click on "Search records free" in green box at top...very popular among researchers
Ulster Ancestry...check on the "Free Pages" at the top
AncestryIreland..enter surname in search box for free databases
Irish Origins.... official records for a fee
West Ulster Genealogy Services
|ANTRIM||Antrim GenWeb Project||Antrim Genealogy Links||Genealogy Forum||Genuki Antrim||Antrim 1851 Census|
|ARMAGH||Armagh GenWeb Project||ArmaghGenealogy Links||Armagh Ireland Genealogy Project||County Armagh||Genuki Armagh||Genealogy Forum|
|CARLOW||Carlow GenWeb Project||Carlow Genealogy Links||Carlow Genealogy Project||Cemeteries of Carlow||Carlow||Genealogy Forum|
|CAVAN||Cavan GenWeb Project||Cavan Genealogy Links||Cavan Genealogy Notes||Cavan Marriages||Genuki Cavan||Genealogy Forum|
|CLARE||Clare GenWeb Project||Clare County Library
|Clare Genealogy Project||Clare County Marriages||Griffith Valuation and Surnames||Clare County Resources|
|CORK||Cork GenWeb Project||Cork Genealogy Links||Cork CMC Record Project||County Cork||Genuki Cork||Genealogy Forum|
|DERRY||Derry GenWeb Project||Derry Genealogy Links||Derry Ireland Genealogy Project||Message Board-Rootsweb||GO HERE FIRST||Genealogy Forum|
|DONEGAL||Data Index||Boyd Gray Workshops||Researching in Donegal||Civil Parishes & Townlands||Donegal Genealogy Sources||Online Land Records|
|DOWN||Down GenWeb Project||Ireland Genealogy Project-Down||Down Ireland Genealogy Project||Genealogy Forum||Surnames of County Down||Raymond's Co Down Site|
|DUBLIN||Dublin GenWeb Project||Dublin Church Records||Dublin County Genealogy Project||Dublin Cemeteries||Genuki Dublin||Church Records|
|FERMANAGH||Fermanagh GenWeb||Fermanagh Roman Catholic Records||Fermanagh Ireland Genealogy Project||County Fermanagh||Genuki Fermanagh||Tithe Applotments|
|GALWAY||Galway GenWeb Project||Galway Roman Catholic Records||Galway Ireland Genealogy Project||Misc Vital Records||Country Galway Resources||Genealogy Forum|
|KERRY||Kerry GenWeb Project||Kerry Vital Records
on Irish Genealogy
|Kerry Message Board on Ancestry||Kerry Marriage Records||Catholic Parish Churches||Church Records|
|KILDARE||Kildare GenWeb Project||Kildare Church Records||Kildare Genealogy Project||Kildare Marriages||Genuki Kildare||Genealogy Forum|
|KILKINNEY||Kilkenny GenWeb Project||Kilkinny Roman Catholic Records||Kilkenny Genealogy Project||Kilkenny Resources||Genuki Kilkenny||Genealogy Forum|
|LAOIS||Laois GenWeb Project||Laois Church Records||Laois Genealogy Project||Laois Genealogy Queries||Genuki Laois||Genealogy Forum|
|LEITRIM||Leitrim GenWeb Project||Leitrim Roman Catholic Records||Leitrim Genealogy Project||Leitrim Genealogy Genter||Leitrim Genealogy||Genealogy Forum|
|LIMERICK||Limerick GenWeb Project||Limerick Genealogy||"From Ireland" Series||Limerick Resources||Limerick Genealogy|
|LONGFORD||Longford GenWeb Project||Longford R C Records||Longford Marriages||Genuki Longford||Genealogy Forum|
|LOUTH||Louth GenWeb Project||Louth Roman Catholic Records||Louth Genealogy Project||Louth Marriages||Genuki Louth||Genealogy Forum|
|MAYO||Mayo GenWeb Project||Mayo Genealogy Links||Mayo Genealogy Project||Mayo R C Records||Genuki Mayo||Genealogy Forum|
|MEATH||Meath GenWeb Project||Meath Roman Catholic Records||Meath Genealogy Project||Meath Cemeteries||Genuki Meath||Genealogy Forum|
|MONAGHAN||Monaghan GenWeb Project||Monagham Roman Catholic Records||Monaghan Genealogy Project||Monaghan Marriages||Genuki Monaghan||Genealogy Forum|
|OFFALY||Offaly GenWeb Project||Offaly Roman Catholic Records||Offaly Cemeteries||Offaly-From Ireland||Genuki Offaly||Genealogy Forum|
|ROSCOMMON||Roscommon GenWeb||Roscommon Roman Catholic Records||Roscommon Genesalogy||Roscommon Web site||Roscommon Genealogy||Genealogy Forum|
|SLIGO||Sligo GenWeb||Sligo Roman Catholic Records||Sligo Genealogy Forum||Sligo Genealogy Centers||Sligo Tithe 1824|
|TIPPERARY||Tipperary GenWeb||Tipperary Genealogy Forum||Tipperary County Resources||N. Tipperary Geneology Centre|
|TYRONE||Tyrone GenWeb Project||County Tyrone Website||Tyrone Genealogy Project||Tyrone Genealogy||What's New?||Parish Registers|
|WATERFORD||Waterford GenWeb||Waterford Roman Catholic Records||Waterford Genealogy Project||Genuki Waterford||Genealogy Forum|
|WESTMEATH||Westmeath GenWeb||Westmeath Roman Catholic Records||Westmeath Resources Online||Westmeath Genealogy Project||Genuki Westmeath||Genealogy Forum|
|WEXFORD||Wexford GenWeb||Wexford||Wexford Cemetery Records||Genuki Wexford||Genealogy Forum|
|WICKLOW||Wicklow GenWeb||Wicklow Genealogy Links||Wicklow Genealogy Project||Wicklow Cemetery Records||Genealogy Forum|
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