Ireland


After researching my family for numerous years I have learned one very important lesson. When researching your Irish ancestors, patience is the key! It was many years before I got my first clue to take my family into Ireland. The sad thing is my grandfather was the second generation born in America. You would think someone would have had the information I was looking for. The sad truth was, no one did. Not the family I knew or the family I found.

As I have spent many hours at my local Irish center learning and assisting others, I have decided to create a database for researching Irish immigrants. The following pages will have links specific to each county, as well as some great resources to learn more about the history of each area. Please feel free to peruse the following pages for information.

Genealogy Websites:

Ancestry
RC Parish Registers
Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858 – 1920
Church of Ireland Parish Records
Civil Registration Records 
(new)
Court Martial Files, 1916 – 1922
Ireland Genealogy Project
Irish Genealogy
Ireland Townland Database

Griffith’s Valuation
Valuation Office Books 
(new)
Tithe Applotment Books
1901 / 1911 Census
Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921
Famine Irish Immigration Database

GenWeb
Gravestone Photograph Index, 1265 – 2014

Groni
Intelligence Profiles, 1914 – 1922

Irish Emigration Database
Dunbrody: Irish Emigration Database
Irish Newspaper collection

Proni
RootsIreland

Online Communities:

Ireland Reaching Out
Irish Genealogy
Irish DNA

Do you have a great resource to add or a Irish book to recommend? Please share it with us!