These sites are recommended for their online genealogy content:
|1: Hanlon & O'Hanlon Surname Origins|
- GoIreland.com's Hanlon & O'Hanlon origins: introduction to O'Hanlon history.
|2: Hanlon & O'Hanlon Message Boards|
- Rootsweb's Hanlon Surname Board: excellent place to leave queries.
(Ancestry.com's Hanlon Message Board shares the same database as Rootsweb since the two companies merged.)
- Rootsweb's O'Hanlon Surname Board: excellent, as above.
(Ancestry.com's O'Hanlon Message Board shares the same database as Rootsweb since the two companies merged.)
- Genealogy.com's Hanlon Family Genealogy Forum: good message board, but the rest of the site is very commercial, i.e. wants you to buy stuff.
- Hanlon and O'Hanlon Genealogy Forum: our very own notice board. Small, but perfectly formed! And free, of course.
|3: Hanlon & O'Hanlon Researchers|
- Hanlon Researchers: List of Hanlon researchers registered on Rootsweb, with email addresses for contact.
- O'Hanlon Researchers: List of O'Hanlon researchers registered on Rootsweb.
- Handlon Researchers: List of Handlon researchers registered on Rootsweb.
- Handlen Researchers: List of Handlen researchers registered on Rootsweb.
- Handling Researchers: List of Handling researchers registered on Rootsweb.
- Hanlin Researchers: List of Hanlin researchers registered on Rootsweb.
|4: Hanlon & O'Hanlon Mail Lists|
- Rootsweb's Hanlon Mailing List Archive: Searchable archive of old emails sent to Rootsweb's Hanlon mailing list.
- Rootsweb's O'Hanlon Mailing List Archive: Searchable archive of old emails sent to Rootsweb's O'Hanlon mailing list.
- HANLON-Lemail@example.com: send an email to subscribe to the Hanlon mail list (free).
- OHANLON-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org: send an email to subscribe to the O'Hanlon mail list (free).
|5: General Search Links|
- Rootsweb: Huge, well organised and free.
- FamilySearch: Huge searchable database of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), including the "IGI" (International Genealogy Index).
- Ancestry.com: Excellent data, e.g. scanned images of original census returns, but very little of it can be seen without becoming a paid member.
- Geneaseek: Search engine which only returns genealogy sites. Surprisingly good - use the advanced search option to filter by date etc.
|6: Irish Links|
- The General Register Office of Ireland: apply for birth, death and marriage certificates directly from the government registry office. All records available from 1865 onwards; non-Catholic marriages are also available for the period 1845-1864.
- The National Archives of Ireland: complete searchable 1911 Census of Ireland, including scanned images of the handwritten pages - FREE.
- The Irish Times: excellent source of Irish genealogy records grouped by county or by surname, e.g. gives name distribution within Ireland for Griffith's Primary Valuation and 1890 Births Register.
- Fianna Study Group's Guide to Irish Genealogy: precise explanations, plenty of hard data.
- Failte Romhat: online searchable Griffith's valuation, complete scanned copies of Slater's Directory 1846, Pigot's Directory 1824, etc. EXCELLENT!
- Cyndi's List, Ireland & Northern Ireland: The web's best known collection of genealogy related links.
- SeanRuad.com: excellent Irish Town Locator specifies County, Barony, Civil Parish, Poor Law Union, Province. Free. Generously created by John Broderick, aka Sean Ruad, RIP.
- Towns, Cities, Parishes of Ireland.
- Valuation Office of Ireland: government land records and maps going back to the Griffiths Valuation of 1846. Includes a research service.
- Freeeholders' Records: government archive listing people registered to vote in Northern Ireland, 1737 to 1840
- Pasthomes.com: commercial source for old maps of Irish towns c. 1840.
- JohnTheMap.co.uk: free online maps of Irish towns in County Donegal, Sligo, Cavan, Leitrim and Cork.
- Pensear.org: commercial site offering transcribed pension records (80p per record), so far only for Ulster: Antrim, Armagh, Donegal, Down, Londonderry, Tyrone.
- Donegal Genealogy Resources: excellent source for transcribed records, e.g. 1665 Hearth Money Rolls, 1796 Spinning Wheel Lists, 1820/30's Tithe Applotment Books, 1850's Griffith's Valuation, 1901 and 1911 Censuses etc.
- Ulster History Foundation: several searchable databases of Ulster and Irish records, e.g. 1803 Agricultural Census of Antrim, 1807 & 1808 Belfast business directory, 1878-1900 Index to Wills (all counties), etc.
- Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy Website: outstanding collection of census records, land records etc. available free - mostly County Leitrim & Roscommon, but some info for all counties
- Catholic Diocese of Raphoe: Official site for this diocese which covers almost all of County Donegal, Ireland. Names each church by location with a contact name, telephone number and start dates of the church registers.
- Donegal Historical Society: publisher of the Donegal Annual.
- Ulster Ancestry: commercial site offering a good collection of free pages, e.g., 1609 Pardon List, 1876 Landowners of County Donegal, several passenger lists from 1803, 1804, 1811 etc.
- Lurgan Ancestry: genealogy site for the town of Lurgan, Parish of Shankill, County Armagh.
- The Belfast Newsletter, 1737 - 1800: online abbreviated text content of all articles published in that period. Fascinating!
- Eircom Telephone Directory of Ireland.
- Golden Pages of Ireland.
- 11850: Ireland's Directory Enquiries .
|7: English Links|
- 1901 Census of England & Wales: official site of the National Archives offers individual census transcripts for 50p, or a scanned image of the whole page for 75p.
- Free BMD: Birth, Marriage and Death Records for England and Wales (free).
- Freecen.org.uk: Census Records for England, Scotland and Wales (free).
- www.thepeerage.com: Surname index of the British peerage, including Hanlon and O'Hanlon.
- Baedecker's Maps: online maps of Great Britain c. 1910 with really good detail and colour. Includes some of Scotland & Wales.
- www.oldmap.co.uk: commercial site offering replica antique maps at very reasonable prices (about $12 each)
|8: Scottish Links|
- www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: official government site for online Scottish birth, marriage and death certificates. Also has 1871, 81, 91 and 1901 census data. 30 image views for 6 pounds (about $10).
- www.gro-scotland.gov.uk: official site of the General Registry Office for Scotland, where the paper originals are kept of the birth, marriage, death and census records. Includes a research service.
- www.scottishdocuments.com: Search Scottish wills 1500 - 1901 for free. Colour copies can be ordered online for a fee of 5 pounds (about $8).
- Freecen.org.uk: Census Records for England, Scotland and Wales (free).
- FreeCEN Scotland: Census Records for Scotland (free).
- www.scotsorigins.com: commercial site offering indexed online Scottish census data for 1861 and 1871.
- Scottish BDM Exchange: Birth, Death and Marriage records (free).
- www.ancestralscotland.com: official site set up by the Scottish Tourist board with background info on different parts of the country, typical name distributions, occupations, upcoming events etc.
|9: US Links|
- NARA: National Archives & Records Administration.
- Famine Irish Data Files (12 Jan 1846 to 31 Dec 1851): the NARA's Access to Archival Databases has over 600,000 irish immigrant records online including over 600 Hanlons and variants of the name, indexed on this site here
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors with 250 Hanlons and over 250 more variants of the name. Each variant of the name must be searched separately; an index of all the names appears on this site here.
- Hamrick U.S. Surname Distribution: Wonderful tool which plots a map of the US showing the number of people of a particular surname in each state. Can plot for 1850, 1880, 1920 and 1990.
- US Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records: excellent searchable database of old land patents, with scanned images of original documents. If your relative bought land in the 1800's... have a look.
- New York City Death Records Search 1891 - 1929, excellent service of the Italiangen.org website with over 30 pages of Hanlon records. Use "sounds like" function to get 7 more pages of O'Hanlons.
- New York City Marriage Search 1895 - 1936, another Italiangen.org webpage with several pages of Hanlons.
- Brooklyn Naturalization Records, 1907 - 1924, a webpage by the Jewish Genealogical Society.
- Historic Pittsburgh: old books and documents viewable online e.g. city directories and county histories. Good quality images, searchable and free. Includes Pittsburgh and Allegheny census.
- New York marriage licences: mainly for Brooklyn and Manhattan, plenty of Hanlons.
|10: Other Nationalities Links|
- NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages: Australian government site, easy to navigate.
- Newfoundland's Grand Banks Genealogy Site: outstanding collection of online records including will transcripts & headstone photos
- New Brunswick Provincial Archives: searchable government database of births, deaths and marriages
- Our Roots: searchable Canadian local history books, with scanned images of the original books
- New Brunswick Census: free transcriptions on Rootsweb
- Canadian Genealogy and History Links
- Family History in India: many hanlons and hanlans etc. in family and military records, e.g. Indian Mutiny Medal Roll, Bengal marriage register (1874 - 1896), British Army Pensioners in India (1800-1857).
- Jamaican Family Search: the Hanlons arrived in the Carribean in the 1700's, appearing in the 1840 almanac. Some pages are free to view, others require membership.
|11: Immigration Links|
- Hanlon Immigration: all immigration links are on this page.
|12: Headstone Links|
- Hanlon Headstones Online: all headstone links are on this page.
- Elstead Maps: official Ordnance Survey maps of Ireland shipped worldwide. Incredible detail.
- Ireland's History in Maps: marvellous site with maps of Ireland recreated for every century since Christ (and a few before), based on the ancient Irish texts. Includes principal surname distributions.
- londonancestor.com has scanned antique maps of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Free.
|14: (O')Hanlon Family Genealogy Websites|
- Andrew Hanlon born c. 1775 County Donegal:
many descendants in County Donegal, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; Australia and Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Family researched by Annemarie Bruinsma Hanlon.
- Patrick or Michael Hanlon born c. 1775 County Limerick:
his son Patrick Hanlon born c. 1798 immigrated to IL; descendants Peoria County, IL, USA.
Family researched by Diana Davis.
- Patrick Hanlin born 1757 Ireland, d. 1826:
immigrated to the US with his brother James, and both fought in the revolutionary war and were awarded land in Tyler County, West Virginia. Later settled in Washington County, Ohio where Patrick lies buried in a revolutionary veteran's grave.
Family researched by Marion L. Hanlin Poindexter Hunt.
- Patrick Hanlon born c. 1780 in County Cork:
his son Thomas J. Hanlon born 1808 immigrated to Boston, MA, USA.
Family researched by Ginni Swanton.
- James Hanlon born c. 1820 in County Fermanagh:
immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Family researched by Bandon.
- County Louth Hanlons in St. John, New Brunswick Canada:
a large group immigrated from County Louth in the 1820's and setled together in Lower Cove. The Families were researched by Peter Murphy and published as a book, Together in Exile (1990). It is now out of print, but can sometimes be ordered through Ruby's Bookshelf.
- Felix Hanlon born c. 1810 in Ireland:
immigrated c.1827 and was a pioneer in Puslinch, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Family researched by Puslinch Historical Society.
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