Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Irish Genealogy Resources

Here are some resources to help you find your Irish roots this St. Patrick's Day.

Irish Genealogy Websites:

National Archives of Ireland
Digitized archives include: census records, tithe applotment books (essential for pre-famine research), and soldier's wills.

Irish Genealogy
Sponsored by Ireland's Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, this site contains searchable census, church, and civil registration records particularly for Dublin, and Carlow, Cork, and Kerry counties.

Roots Chat
Irish resources and a help forum for research questions.

From Ireland
A compilation of free Irish resources available online.

Ancestor Search from Irish Times
A history of Irish surnames with interactive maps and resources.

Roots Ireland 
Database of the Irish Family History Foundation. A great resource but you must be a member to search their records.

For more websites, visit the FamilySearch Wiki page for Ireland Genealogy Websites.

Irish Genealogy Resources at GPL:

Erin's Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada
A four volume set based on newspaper notices, regimental records, and petitions for land grants. Includes maps of the areas of peak migration, surnames, and an index of ships.

The Dictionary of Irish Family Names
Includes name etymology, related forms, origins, and geographical distribution.

Irish Genealogy: A Record Finder
Learn where to find census returns, wills, directories, land and law records, and much more.

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
Perfect for beginners. Describes the basics of research and procedures for finding information.

Find more resources in our catalog.

Irish Resources in our databases:
Use Ancestry Library Edition in the library to access Irish Catholic registers; birth, marriage, and death records; Griffith's valuation; and more.

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