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Ireland Online - Research Links

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National Archives of Ireland    (Census 1821-1911, Tithe Applotments, Will Calendars 1858-1920 and 1922-1982, Wills & Will Indexes 1596-1858,  Catholic qualification & convert rolls 1700-1845, Valuation Office Books 1824-1856, Shipping Agreements & Crew lists 1863-1921, Marriage Bonds 1623-1856, Soldiers Wills, Finding Aids, Learning Tools)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland   (Londonderry Corporation 16. 3-1901, Will Calenders and some wills 1858+, valuation books 1864-1933, Directories 1819+, Ulster Covenant 1912, Freeholders 1727+, Historic Map Viewer, and more)   

Ask About Ireland – Griffith’s Valuations   (Griffith’s Valuation for all of Ireland – Images, Maps, Town Plats, Name books; READING ROOM – links to historical records and learning aids)

Irish – Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, rural and Gaeltacht Affairs  (Vital Records Republic of Ireland 1845+; Church Records for Kerry, Cork, Dublin and Carlow; 2016 Ireland, Other Links) Note: Birth Records available after 100 years, Marriage after 75 years and Death after 50 years. Some images available instructions for ordering other records and those not public can be found on site.

National Library of Ireland   (Catholic Parish Registers, Estate Records, Photographs, Business Records, Newspapers, 1916 Online Exhibition)  Download Family History Research  ( for more information on genealogy collections at the library.

Irish Archives Resource Collections of Irish papers in various repositories.  Look for family estate records here and much more.

Dippam (Documenting Ireland: Parliment, People and Migration)  Enhanced British Parlimentary Papers on Ireland, Irish Immigration Database, Voices of Migration and Return.

Other Church Records
DoChara – Understanding Land Divisions  (Provinces, Counties, Baronies, Parishes, Townlands, Poor Law Unions) Note: There are other good descriptions of records on this site.

IrishGraveyards (Maps, Images, Memorials – growing collection of professional surveys)

Valuation Office  (Click on Check Out NAVdirect. Search for current property valuations by county, authority and townland. Click on Go to NAVDirect to navigate to a map showing property with building footprint)]

Registry of Deeds Index Project a volunteer project, many images available on Family Search.

Ordnance Survey Ireland   (Go to MapViewer / GeoHive for free map viewing, history of mapping in Ireland, it is possible to order a customized map of an area you are interested in)

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) 19th Century Historical Maps - UC Dublin  Placenames database of Ireland.

The Down Survey of Ireland  detailed National land survery 1656-1658

Óglaigh na hÉireann Military Archives -  Defence Forces Ireland    (1916, Bureau of Military History 1913-1921, Army Census 1922, Service Pensions, Image Gallery, Maps/Plans & Drawings, various publications)
Ireland History in Maps  (Prehistoric times to mid 1800s informational maps and essays)

Electronic Irish Statute Book  (Acts of the Oireachtas 1922+, Statutory Rules 1922-1947, Statutory Instruments 1948+, Selected Statutes 1700s +)

British Library (misc Irish records)

Missing Friends (advertisements in Boston Globe searching for relatives)

National Museum of Ireland  (History, online exhibits)

Genuki  (County & record specific research hints and links)

Ireland Genealogy Project  (Great jumping off place for specific county research)

Family Search (limited Irish records, but a good place to search for British Military & Pension records, also check Wiki)

Cyndi’s List Ireland  When you run out of places to search)

FEE Websites

Find My Past - Ireland (Available in Family History Libraries, dog licenses, petty court records, cemetery, and so much more)

Ancestry - Ireland (Available in many libraries, use catalog filters to search for available Irish record sets)

Irish Family History Foundation (Click on county for list of what is available.  Search for Surname. Hire research )

Irish News Archive (Assorted Newspapers 1738+, mostly Ireland but includes various other papers such as the Butte (MT) Independent, Many runs not complete)

Irish Family History Centre (Eneclann) (Some free content including magazine Irish Lives Remembered, paid content includes digital copies of many early Irish books)

Blogs for historical context

History of Medicine in Ireland

Society / Membership & Professional Researcher Websites

Genealogy Society of Ireland (Ireland’s - Genealogical Gazette free monthly, keep track of what’s happening in Irish genealogy) International Membership available.

Irish Ancestors (Successor to Irish Times - John Grenham’s Irish Roots Blog, Maps, Emigration Records, Record Descriptions, Ancestor Report a search for record resources specific to your ancestor, and more)  Free and Fee content.

Irish Genealogy Society International  Based out of St. Paul Minnesota.  Membership includes digital access to back copies of the Septs.

Linen Hall Library

Ulster Historical Foundation

North of Ireland Family History Society

Ulster Ancestry 

TIARA Irish Ancestral Research Association

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