The county is the largest in Ireland, part of Munster. The major towns are Cork city, mallow, Mitchelstown, Youghal, Kantruck, Cobn, Fermoy, Kinsale, Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Bantry and Bandon.
The county was one of the worst affected areas in the Famine of 1845-7. In 1841 the population was 854,000. Ten years later, it had fallen to 650,000. More than 150,000 persons died between 1845 and 1850. Today there are about 404,000.
County Cork is in the diocese of Cork, Cloyne, Ross, Lismore, Ardfert and Aghadoe, and Limerick. This information is required to research Marriage Liscenses and Wills.
Poor Law Unions were named after a large town or the city itself. These later became the General Registrar's Districts. These districts are the areas within which births, deaths and marriages were collected.Our current holdings for this County are 'slim'. I have done little research in this county except for validating that my ggrandfather John RYAN was a professor in St Colman's College, Fermoy, during the 1870s.
If you wish to contribute any material, regarding any part of the county, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
|Newspaper Extracts||1880s-clippings of interest to County Cork|
|Cork landlords||Notices of rent reductions of their tenantries, by Cork landlords, during the 1880s|
|Youghal Marksmen||Extract of those who voted by making their 'mark' rather than a signature. Notes name, occupation and address of voter.|
|FIANNA||Dianna Hanson's transcription for FIANNA site, listing RC parish and holdings|
|Local Ireland||Link to the Local Ireland site for County Cork. Includes parish maps.|
|Records||Link to Margaret Grogan's Cork page. An unbelievable amount of transcribed material, including cemetery and parish records.TR>|
|Nash||Link to homepage for NASH and related surnames of County Cork. Includes BMDs, Marriage Bonds, Tithes,Griffith's and Directories|
|Data||Link to the 'I Dream of Genealogy' site with an emphasis on Cork. Ship passenger lists, 1766 Census and Cemetery records.|
|Ferguson||Collin Ferguson's site re the surname and related names in Cork and elsewhere.|
|Magner||Amazing amount of data collected and posted from various worldwide resources regarding the name and related surnames.|
|Murray||Huge database of material, not just for the surname Murray. Includes Tithes, 1846 Slater's Directory for Fermoy, maps, Parish transcripts and so much more!!!|
|St Colman's||Some professors of the college in Fermoy-1800s|
Researching WALSH and CANTY in Cork. McALLISTER, REID, McELHERAN and McCURRY in Antrim.