(and a few international) Genealogy Links
- Until 1922 the entire island of Ireland was one administrative
unit. Both Dublin and Belfast repositories have at least copies of
the pre-1922 records, with those in Belfast largely, but not
completely, confined to the nine historic counties of Ulster. It is
only after 1922 that the records are different. The Public Record
Office in Dublin was destroyed during the Irish Civil War in 1922,
along with virtually all its holdings. From the point of view of
genealogy, the most significant losses were the 19th-century census
returns, the Church of Ireland parish registers and the testamentary
collections. Anything not in the PRO has survived, including
non-Church of Ireland parish records, civil records of births,
marriages and deaths, property records and later censuses. For much
of the material that was lost, there are abstracts, transcripts and
fragments of the originals.
Genealogy Links - John Grenham Maintained by one of Ireland
leading resident genealogists and experts on Dublin genealogy, this site
offers a program which searches a catalogue of genealogical resources within
Ireland which are useful, additional links and online archives available for
Historical Foundation this site promises to be the main
resource for Northern Ireland - offers an online search as well as yearly
The Irish Family History Foundation
is the co-ordinating body for a network of
government approved genealogical research centres in
the Republic of Ireland (Eire) and in Northern
Ireland which have computerised tens of millions of
Irish ancestral records of different types. Contains
links to each local historical and research centre
for every county.
The Irish Family History Foundation
(I.F.H.F.), an all Ireland not-for-profit organization,
site. It oversees the creation of a database of Irish genealogical
sources which enables those who wish to trace their Irish ancestry
to have access to all the relevant data in one place. The Irish
Family History Foundation is pleased to announce that some Co.
Wexford Roman Catholic parish registers are now available as part of
its Online Research Service.
Surname lists Surname lists maintained by the county hosts are available
for public posting and often lead you to others who are researching the same
lines and can share information with you.
A categorized &
cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. A free
jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
History Round Table -A resource of useful links to different eras of
history, this is a good place to start for a general understanding of the
history of Ireland how it affected the people and the political structure.
of Ireland Additional information on the separation Ireland from
England, giving insight to the ongoing political battle between the Irish
and the English and it's affect on Northern Ireland and the religion of the
College - Dublin The oldest University in the world, Trinity College has
the largest collection rare books and antiquities relating to the history,
genealogy, and origin of the people of Ireland than any other university.
Library The first public library in Ireland, the library has an
extensive library of Ireland History and genealogical resources of nearly
25,000 books relating to the 1600's and 1700's and is open to the public for
research. Containing the private library of the Bishop of Worcester
(1635-1699) there may be hidden treasures among it's shelves that cannot be
found anywhere else in the world.
and List Servers -
Official Ireland Genealogy List associated with the Ireland Gen Web. All
County hosts are subscribed so please ask them your questions!
A great list server for finding out information about availability of
records and for sharing information with others.
Ireland Surname list to share information about surnames you are researching
in Ireland and general information about links and emigration.
IRELAND-L@rootsweb.com Surname list for Ireland sharing information with
others around the world about surnames you are researching.
Similar to IRELAND-L this server also answers questions about general
research and does lookups for others.
A listserver serving people of Northern Ireland and Scotch-Irish ancestry.
Great for lookups and sharing information!
Another good list server for finding out sources of information and sharing
information with others.
An excellent list server for finding out information about specific ships,
passengers, and ports of entry. The members are very knowledgeable and
thorough and willing to share information. Very heavy mail so be careful
when you subscribe! Put only the word 'subscribe' in the message text to
subscribe to this group.