Ireland Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives, Libraries   3: Civil Registration   4: Census   5: Church and Cemetery Records   6: Emigration and Immigration   7: Military Records   8: Land, Property, Probate   9: Maps and Gazetteers   10: Newspapers   11: Websites   12: Search Records   13: Get Help  





Project 9: Ireland

Explore research in Ireland.


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Goal 1: Learn about research in Ireland.


Choices:

A. Get started with Irish research.

  1. Learn the basics of Irish research in these videos.
    FS—Getting Started in Irish Genealogy—15:13
    | FS—Getting Started in Irish Genealogy—15:13
  2. Learn about Ireland genealogy in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Genealogy
  3. Learn about Irish record sources on the Irish Genealogical Society Intl. site .
  4. Get started with Irish resources on the Fianna Rootswebsite.
  5. Get tips for finding Irish records in this Ancestry article.
    AC—Tips for Finding Irish Records
  6. Learn how to plan an effective research trip to Ireland.
    AC—Planning a Research Trip to Ireland

B. Explore Irish names.

  1. Learn about Irish names and naming patterns in this About.com article.
    AC—Common Irish Last Names
  2. Explore surname distribution (a map where certain surnames are prevalent) in Ireland.


Goal 2: Learn about Ireland archives, libraries, and directories.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Irish names and naming patterns in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore additional websites for archives and libraries.
  3. Explore the National Library of Ireland for genealogy resources.
  4. Learn about the Irish Genealogical Office on the Irish Times site.
  5. Explore free books online on the GenGateway site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.

B. Learn about Irish directories.

  1. Explore the Irish Times site for information on tracking the location of Irish ancestors in town directories.
  2. Explore the directories and population information on the Library Ireland site.


Goal 3: Learn about Ireland civil registration and vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland civil registration.

  1. Learn about Irish civil registration in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Civil Registration
  2. See also the External Links section of the page.
  3. Use civil registration records in your Irish research.
    FS—Civil Registration
    | FS—Civil Registration—80:30
  4. Learn about births, marrriages, and deaths in Ireland and Scotland.
    National Archives: BMD in Scotland and Ireland
  5. Learn about Irish vital records and civil registration in these articles.
    AB—Ireland Vital Records, Civil Registration
    | FS—Ireland Civil Registration—4 pgs.

B. Explore Irish vital records.

  1. Learn about Irish vital records in the Fianna website.
  2. Explore state registration of BMD records in the Dusty Docs website.
  3. Explore the Irish Genealogy Research Society (IRGS) site for marriage records.


Goal 4: Learn about Ireland census records.

Choices:

A. Learn about Irish census records.

  1. Learn about Ireland census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Census Records
  2. Learn about Irish census and substitute records.
    FS—Census and Substitutes—57:46

    FS—Irish Census and Substitutes—10 pgs.
  3. See also the Web Sites section of the Irish census page.
  4. Learn more about Irish census records on the Fianna site.

B. Learn more about census records in Ireland.

  1. Explore the Irish Times site for information on Irish census records.
  2. Explore the Census Online site for information on Irish census records.
  3. Explore the CensusLinks site for Irish census records.


Goal 5: Learn about Ireland church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland church records.

  1. Learn about Ireland church records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Church Records
    | FS—Ireland Church Records—3 pgs.
  2. See also the External Links section at the end of the article, and the Search Strategies and Indexes section just before that.
  3. Watch this video to use church records in your Irish research.
    FS—Church Records—39:00
  4. Learn about using Ireland Catholic Church records in research.
    FS—Ireland Catholic Church Records—3 pgs.

B. Explore Irish church records.

  1. Explore the Irish Times site for information on a variety of Irish church records.
  2. Use the Parish Finder site to search for parishes and Chapman Codes in Ireland.
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for links to Irish websites with parish records.
  4. Learn about Irish Protestant Church records in Ireland.
    FS—Irish Protestant Church records in Ireland— 60:23
  5. Learn about Ireland Presbyterian Church records.
    FS—Ireland Presbyterian Church Records— 52:53
  6. Get an overview of Catholic Church records in Ireland.
    FS—Ireland Catholic Church Records, Part 1—19:46
    | FS—Ireland Catholic Church Records, Part 2—24:11
  7. Explore Catholic parish registers at the National Library of Ireland site.
  8. Learn more about Catholic parish records in Ireland.
    AC—Finding Your Irish Roots

C. Learn about Ireland cemetery records.

  1. Learn about Ireland cemetery records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Cemetery Records
  2. Explore the Ancestors at Rest website for Irish cemetery records.
  3. Explore Irish gravestone records in the From-Ireland site.
  4. Explore the IGP Headstone Project at the Ireland genealogy projects site.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  7. Explore additional websites for cemeteries and burials.


Goal 6: Learn about Ireland emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Ireland immigration in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Emigration and Immigration
    | FS—Finding the Origins of Irish Immigrants
  2. Learn about Irish immigration patterns.
    FS—Irish Emigration to North America, Part 1—23:17
    | FS—Irish Emigration to North America, Part 2—23:07
  3. Discover strategies for tracking your Irish immigrant ancestors.
    FS—Irish Immigration: Strategies—21:00
    | AC—Finding Irish Origins—5:00
  4. Find databases and timelines for Irish immigration in this About.com article.
    AB—Databases and Timelines for Irish Immigration


B. Explore Irish emigration.

  1. As a starting point, learn to find Irish ancestors in America after emigration.
    Finding Your Irish Ancestors in America
  2. Explore additional websites for emigration and immigration, as well as passenger lists.
  3. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Ireland as the departure or arrival location.
  4. Learn how to track Scots-Irish ancestors, who lived in Ulster, Ireland and came from Scotland and northern England.
    FS Wiki—Ulster and Scots-Irish—27:00

    FS Wiki—Scotch-Irish Research
  5. Explore the Immigrant Ships site for resources on Irish passenger lists and emigration.


Goal 7: Learn about Ireland military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland military records.

  1. Learn about Ireland military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Military Records
  2. Explore additional websites for military records.






Goal 8: Learn about Ireland land, property, and probate records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland land and property records.

  1. Learn about Ireland land and property records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Land and Property Records
  2. See also the Websites section at the end of the article.
  3. Explore the left-menu items on the Irish Times site for information on Irish properties and valuations.
  4. Explore the left-menu items for the Registry of Deeds on the Irish Times site.
  5. Learn about the Griffith's Valuation of Irish land and its genealogy clues.
    AC—Ireland, Griffith's Valuation

B. Learn about Ireland probate records.

  1. Learn about Ireland probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Probate Records


Goal 9: Learn about Ireland maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Ireland maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Maps
  2. Explore Ireland's History in Maps on the RootsWeb site.
  3. See also the Ireland through the Centuries and the External Links sections in the article.
  4. Access the Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland on the Library Ireland site.
  5. Learn about Ireland gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Gazetteers
  6. Learn about Irish jurisdictions and places in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Understanding Places in Ireland—5 pgs.

B. Explore Irish geographical resources.

  1. Explore old ordinance survey maps for Ireland.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Ireland maps.
  3. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Ireland.
  4. Explore old maps of Ireland in the 1900 Collection.
  5. Access Irish map resources in the About.com site.
  6. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Ireland maps.


Goal 10: Learn about Ireland newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ireland newspapers.

  1. Learn about newspapers in Ireland in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Newspapers
  2. Explore additional websites for newspapers.
  3. Learn more about Irish newspapers in the Irish Times site.
  4. Use Irish newspaper articles to track ancestors.
    FS—Using Irish Newspapers


B. Explore Ireland newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Ireland newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Irish newspapers in the newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Ireland newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Irish newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.


Goal 11: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Irish research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  3. Explore links in the Fianna Rootswebsite.
  4. Explore more resources for Irish research.
    AA—Irish Resources
  5. Explore Northern Ireland records in the Emerald Ancestors site.


Goal 12: Search records from Ireland.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Ireland.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Irish online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Irish records.

  1. Explore the Ireland and Wales page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 13: Get help with your Irish research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Irish Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Ireland: Genealogy and Heritage page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Ireland Genealogy! Just Ask! page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the British Isles Genealogy Research Community on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Ireland.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Ireland research.

  1. Get free help with your Ireland research questions from members of the RootsChat forum.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Ireland research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Irish research mailing lists available on Cyndi's list.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Ireland research.

C. Learn about Ireland genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Ireland genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ireland Societies
  2. Explore Ireland genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
Census:   1851   1841   1831   1821  
Births and Baptisms: 1620-1881
Marriages: 1619-1898
Civil Registration Marriages Index: 1845-1958
Wills and Administrations: 1858-1920
Landed Estate Court Files: 1850-1885
Prison Registers: 1790-1924
Tithe Applotment Books: 1814-1855
Court Registers: 1828-1912
Irish Famine Passenger Index 1846-1851


Ancestry    All Ireland
Select Births & Baptisms:   1620-1911   Census: 1911   1901
Belfast Newsletter BMDs:   1738-1925
Civil Registration Births Index:   1864-1958
Civil Registration Deaths Index:   1864-1958
Burial Index:   1600-1927
Catholic Births and Baptisms:   1763-1912
Catholic Parish Baptisms:   1742-1881
Catholic Marriage Registers:   1775-1912
Dublin Probate, Marr. Licenses:   1270-1858
Griffith's Valuation:   1847-1864


Findmypast    All Ireland
Index of Irish Wills:   1484-1858
Irish Deaths:    1864-1958  


MyHeritage    All Ireland
Passengers Arriving in NY:   1846-1851
Slater's Dir. of Ireland:    1894   1881   1870   1846  





Ireland Counties

Ireland

Carlow     Cavan     Clare     Cork     Donegal     Dublin     Galway     Kerry    
Kildare     Kilkenny     Laois     Leitrim    Limerick     Longford     Louth     Mayo    
Meath     Monaghan     Offaly     Roscommon    Sligo     Tipperary     Waterford     Westmeath    
Wexford     Wicklow    
Northern Ireland

Antrim     Armagh     Down     Fermanagh     Londonderry     Tyrone