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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.

(Links that are numbered were used for instruction at a recent FamilyHistory Conference)

Updated  September 30, 2014

LDS  RESOURCES

1- Familysearch -Family Tree

2-  Library Catalog Click on SEARCH at the top and then CATALOG
3- 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
4- IRELAND  on WIKI....A place to start...a GREAT MAP.....BEGINNERS CORNER....and topics of Interest at the left.

5BMD Certificates available at the FHL in Salt Lake city   

         Another link to the above            

6-GOOGLE    This could be your most important tool in researching!
7-GENUKI -Ireland...information related to all of Ireland

GETTING STARTED.....from the National Archives of Ireland....summary of the various records available.....

CENSUS AND CENSUS SUBSTITUTES

About Irish Census records:

8-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. :

1901 Census of Ireland: The National Archives of Ireland

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.

Irish Census Information
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..

Householder's 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.

9Griffith'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

10--Tithe Applotments from the National Archives  1823-1837....a search in most counties here

Tithe 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


 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

44-Ireland Genweb Project
Northern Ireland Gebweb


45- 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)

IRISH SURNAMES

Surname Registery... Scroll down to Surname Registry...make connections with others researching the same surname.
Irish Clans and Surnames
11-Surname Search on Irish Ancestors on Irish Times: This site is excellent!
Irish Surnames  ...on the right side of page
Surname Thesaurus.....to find variations of spellings

MAPS

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.

IRISH PROVINCES:

LEINSTER: Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois (Leix/Queen's),Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly (King's Co.), Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.
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....

12-Irish Jurisdictions: Administrative Division of Ireland, Province, Barony, Townland etc
13-
IreAtlas Townland Database...Seanruad
14-Ordinance Survey Map--Mapviewer
 
15-
Googlemaps UK
Maps of Ireland
Maps of Ulster graveyards----religious distribution "History of Headstones" click on "maps"
Parish Maps of Northern Ireland.....
Townlands of Ulster
Ireland's History in Maps

VITAL RECORDS

Explore links for your county...scroll down to bottom of this page..

Register of Deeds  Not quite "vital records" but a very important resource

16-Bill Macafee's Website:   One Stop-Shopping for County Derry......if you're a Derry researcher, don't miss this site!

17-Irish Records on Ancestry:  Home page >Search >Scroll down to the UK and Ireland link.  Click on map of Northern Ireland and Ireland separately, as there are databases for each.

18-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.

19-County Heritage Centers-   find out which records are indexed on the above site.   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.

20-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

21-Irish Ancestry on "Irish Times"...an excellent site for earnest researchers; excellent showing of counties, parishes, and townlands and availability of records

About the Calendar Wills and Administration (National Archives)-...read this before using the site below

22-Calendar of Wills online for the Londonderry Probate area (PRONI) 1858-1922......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.
 1858-1922


Ireland Genealogy Project Archives (GPA)......links to the individual couties in table below

British Isles and North America Batch numbers

Headstones--a subscription with a free inscription search

Burial Records on "Ancestors at Rest"

Interment ....Cemetery Links

All Ireland Directories

Ireland Genealogy Links....by county...contains many vital records

Ireland Marriages and Marriage Database

23-Italian Genealogy Group for NYC vital records and naturalization indexes If your kin came into NYC, this is a great place to look.  I have personally found a number of my kin here.

Irish Wills on Ancestry

24-Batch Numbers  ( Hugh Wallis site)    Click on County >Parish or town >Fill in name and see who comes up in that Parish !

British Isles and North America Batch numbers


CHURCH RECORDS


25-A Guide to Church Records at PRONI
Church Records....explanation of..   

26-Church Records from " Irish Ancestors "  follow links at the left..

 Presbyterian Church   
 
Presbyterian Church Records ..Presbyterian Historical Society Archives, Belfast
 27- Presbyterian Church Records at PRONI  Click on the link under the photo of the building


28-Roman Catholic Records ...from "Irish Ancestors"...bring up by county and then parish...shows where the records are held.
Roman Catholic Church of Ireland
29-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. The parishes are listed  under their Diocese, so you to go through all 4 links shown and do a Ctrl-find to bring up your parish, or....Google (example) drumholm donegal wiki (parish, county, Wiki)
 Roman Catholic Parish Registers  (Brian Mitchell)
         
 30-Roman Catholic Church Records at PRONI

 Church of Ireland records  (Brian Mitchell)
 
31Index to the Church of Ireland Records at PRONI
....Link found below picture of Cathedral.

   

EMMIGRATION AND PASSENGER LISTS

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32-Ellis Island
33-Castlegarden...Offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Irish Passenger Lists Research Guide..........worth reading before you dive in!!
34-The Ships List   
From Ireland to America (Ancestry.com)
35- Irish Emigrants into New York City 1846-1851(Ancestry)
36-Irish Immigration to US and Canada (Olive Tree Genealogy)
37-Irish Ships Passenger Lists (Olive Tree Genealogy)
38-Ships Passenger Lists From Ireland 1811 (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

39-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

40-The Irish in America...read this before using the following site
41-Missing Friends:  Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot

42-GOOGLE BOOK or just GOOGLE: Search for Biographical Albums of the county of which your Irish kin settled

GREAT LINKS TO IRISH RESOURCES

43-Family 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.
Ireland Reaching Out....a fairly new site of Irish Resources
About the Abercorn Papers..from PRONI,,,,,also see this link from the LDS catalog
Irish Roots
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....
Fianna.....Great resources found here!
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
Currency Converter
Newspaper Archive Ireland
Irish Genealogy News-Blogs about what's new in Irish Research
Great Parchment Book
CoraWeb...a great site with important links

LIBRARIES  AND  HERITAGE  CENTERS

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) 
The General Record Office of Northern Ireland (GRO)   
National  Library of Ireland (Dublin)
National Archives of Ireland

Irish Heritage Centers--North and South

CIVIL REGISTRATION

Civil Registration explained
Civil Registration index on LDS films-births
Civil Registration index on LDS films-marriages
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  


PAY SITES


Irish Family History Foundation---Online Service---see above
Ancestry.com......Many good Irish resources...check back often
Ulster Ancestry ...an excellent profesional service site, but first click on "Free Pages" at top of home page.....ask a question and Robert will answer and be very helpful
AncestryIreland..enter surname in search box for free databases
Irish Origins.... official records for a fee
West Ulster Genealogy Service
Irish Roots  
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  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.

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THE COUNTIES

                                                                                                                                                                
ANTRIM Antrim GenWeb Project Antrim Genealogy Links

County Antrim

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 Records on Rootsireland.ie Cavan Marriages Genuki Cavan Genealogy Forum
CLARE Clare GenWeb Project Clare County Library
(Many resources)
RootsIreland.ie Resources 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 Townlands of Derry 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 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 Records on Rootsireland.ie Misc Vital Records Country Galway Resources Genealogy Forum
KERRY Kerry GenWeb Project Kerry Vital Records
on Irish Genealogy
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 Records

Limerick Genealogy "From Ireland" Series Limerick Resources Limerick Genealogy
LONGFORD Longford GenWeb Project

Longford Records

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 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 Project

Sligo Genealogy Forum Sligo Genealogy Centers Sligo Tithe 1824
TIPPERARY Tipperary GenWeb

Tipperary Records on
ROOTSIRELAND.ie

Tipperary Newspaper Records

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

County Waterford

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 Genealogy Links

Wexford  From-Ireland Wexford Cemetery Records Genuki Wexford Genealogy Forum
WICKLOW Wicklow GenWeb Wicklow Genealogy Links Wicklow Genealogy Project Wicklow Cemetery Records

Wicklow Church Records

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