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  Irish (and a few international) Genealogy Links

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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.

Irish 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 searching.

Ulster Historical Foundation   this site promises to be the main resource for Northern Ireland - offers an online search as well as yearly conferences.    

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, runs the www.rootsireland.ie 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.

Irish 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.     



Cyndi's List
A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.

Irish 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.

 Liberation 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 Irish people.  

Archives and Repositories

Trinity 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.  

 Marsh's 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.

Newsgroups and List Servers -

 IrelandGenWeb-L@rootsweb.com Official Ireland Genealogy List associated with the Ireland Gen Web. All County hosts are subscribed so please ask them your questions!      news.soc.genealogy.uk+ireland A great list server for finding out information about availability of records and for sharing information with others.

 SURNAMES-IRELAND Ireland Surname list to share information about surnames you are researching in Ireland and general information about links and emigration.   
Surname list for Ireland sharing information with others around the world about surnames you are researching.

 FIANNA-L@rootsweb.com Similar to IRELAND-L this server also answers questions about general research and does lookups for others.

 SCOTCH-IRISH-L@rootsweb.com A listserver serving people of Northern Ireland and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Great for lookups and sharing information!

 news.clari.world.europe.ireland Another good list server for finding out sources of information and sharing information with others.  
TheShipsList-L-reqeust@rootsweb.com 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.