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Guide to '''Ireland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Today the island of '''Ireland ''' is divided into two countries: (1) the '''Republic of Ireland''', also known as '''Éire''' and (2) '''[[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]''', one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England Genealogy|England]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]], and [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]]). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
  
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Ireland Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.
*[[Ireland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Ireland How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
*[[Ireland Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance|How to find Birth information]]  
*[[Ireland Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1619-1863|How to find Marriage information]]  
*[[Ireland Census|Census]]  
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|How to find Death/Burial information]]  
*[[Ireland Church Directories|Church Directories]]  
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*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Immigration Help]]
*[[Ireland Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Ireland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Ireland Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Ireland Civil Registration]]
*[[Ireland Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Ireland Church Records]]
*[[Ireland Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Ireland Census]]
*[[Ireland Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Ireland Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Ireland Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Ireland Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Ireland History|History]]
 
*[[Ireland Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
*[[Ireland Land and Property|Land and Property]]  
 
*[[Ireland Language and Languages|Languages]]  
 
*[[Ireland Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Ireland Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
*[[Ireland Names Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[Ireland Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Ireland Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
 
*[[Ireland Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Ireland Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Ireland Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Ireland Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc|Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.]]
 
*[[Ireland Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Ireland Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Ireland Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Ireland Taxation|Taxation]]
 
 
 
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<h3>Ireland Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.
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*[http://www.rootsireland.ie/ RootsIreland] ($) Key site for Irish records
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*[http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]- 1901/11 Census, and 1858-1922 Will Indexes
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*[https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ IrishGenealogy.ie] Many births, marriages and deaths for the Republic of Ireland
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*[https://www.johngrenham.com/ John Grenham's site] Information about places, records and surnames
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61039 Ancestry.com] - ($) has indexed the [http://www.nli.ie National Library of Ireland's] collection of online Roman Catholic parish registers, over 25 million records.
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=127 The Three Cs of Irish Research: Civil Registration, Church Records, and Census]
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=45 Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall: Irish Estate Records]
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=208 Some Lesser Known Irish Resources]
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Chose one of the topics at the left or read on.  
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== Introduction  ==
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== Ireland Clickable Map ==
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The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.
  
Ireland is an island divided into two countries:&nbsp; Northern Ireland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, also known as Eire. Before 1922 it was one country comprised of thirty-two counties within four provinces: Connaught, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster.
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The two countries in Ireland today are:
 
  
*Northern Ireland with six counties
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*Republic of Ireland with twenty-six counties
 
  
For further historic information, see [[Counties of Ireland]]. <br>
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== Counties ==
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Click on a county to locate more information about resources in that county.
  
== Counties  ==
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'''Northern Ireland Counties (Post-1922)'''<br>
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*[[County Antrim, Ireland Genealogy|Antrim, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Armagh, Ireland Genealogy|Armagh, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Down, Ireland Genealogy|Down, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Fermanagh, Ireland Genealogy|Fermanagh, Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Londonderry, Ireland Genealogy|Londonderry (''Derry''), Northern Ireland]] §
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*[[County Tyrone, Ireland Genealogy|Tyrone, Northern Ireland]] §  
  
The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line. Note that Donegal is part of the Republic of Ireland.
 
  
'''Click on a county to go to that county's page:''' {{Irelandimagemap}}
 
  
'''Or click on a county name below:'''
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'''Ireland Counties'''<br>
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*[[County Carlow, Ireland Genealogy|Carlow]]
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*[[County Cavan, Ireland Genealogy|Cavan]]  
| [[County Antrim|Antrim]] *  
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*[[County Clare, Ireland Genealogy|Clare]]  
| [[County Dublin|Dublin]]  
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*[[County Cork, Ireland Genealogy|Cork]]  
| [[County Limerick|Limerick]]  
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*[[County Donegal, Ireland Genealogy|Donegal]]  
| [[County Roscommon|Roscommon]]
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*[[County Dublin, Ireland Genealogy|Dublin]]  
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*[[County Galway, Ireland Genealogy|Galway]]  
| [[County Armagh|Armagh]] *  
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*[[County Kerry, Ireland Genealogy|Kerry]]  
| [[County Fermanagh|Fermanagh]] *  
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| [[County Londonderry|Londonderry (Derry)]] *  
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*[[County Kildare, Ireland Genealogy|Kildare]]
| [[County Sligo|Sligo]]
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*[[County Kilkenny, Ireland Genealogy|Kilkenny]]  
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*[[County Laois, Ireland Genealogy|Laois (''Queens'')]]  
| [[County Carlow|Carlow]]  
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*[[County Leitrim, Ireland Genealogy|Leitrim]]  
| [[County Galway|Galway]]  
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*[[County Limerick, Ireland Genealogy|Limerick]]  
| [[County Longford|Longford]]  
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*[[County Longford, Ireland Genealogy|Longford]]  
| [[County Tipperary|Tipperary]]
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*[[County Louth, Ireland Genealogy|Louth]]  
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*[[County Mayo, Ireland Genealogy|Mayo]]  
| [[County Cavan|Cavan]]  
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*[[County Meath, Ireland Genealogy|Meath]]  
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*[[County Monaghan, Ireland Genealogy|Monaghan]]
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*[[County Offaly, Ireland Genealogy|Offaly (''Kings'')]]
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*[[County Roscommon, Ireland Genealogy|Roscommon]]
| [[County Clare|Clare]]
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*[[County Sligo, Ireland Genealogy|Sligo]]
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*[[County Tipperary, Ireland Genealogy|Tipperary]]
| [[County Mayo|Mayo]]  
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*[[County Waterford, Ireland Genealogy|Waterford]]
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*[[County Westmeath, Ireland Genealogy|Westmeath]]
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*[[County Wexford, Ireland Genealogy|Wexford]]
| [[County Cork|Cork]]  
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*[[County Wicklow, Ireland Genealogy|Wicklow]]
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| [[County Meath|Meath]]  
 
| [[County Westmeath|Westmeath]]
 
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| [[County Donegal|Donegal]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
| [[County Laois|Laois (Queens)&nbsp;]]  
 
| [[County Monaghan|Monaghan]]  
 
| [[County Wexford|Wexford]]
 
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| [[County Down|Down]] *  
 
| [[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]
 
| [[County Offaly|Offaly (Kings)]]
 
| [[County Wicklow|Wicklow]]
 
 
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==== *These counties make up [[Northern Ireland|Northern Ireland]]  ====
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
== Beginners Corner  ==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 Historical Records]
==== Research Guidance  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=ireland Family History Center locator map]
 
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=== Research Tutorials ===
If you are just beginning to research your Irish ancestors, here are some helps to get you started. Choose an event to learn about in the life of your Irish ancestors:
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Note: Microsoft browser may be required for viewing tutorials.
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/44 '''Getting Started in Irish Genealogy''']
*[[Ireland Research Guidance|Birth]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/108 '''Ireland Emigration''']
*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1619-1863|Marriage]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/204 '''Irish Emigration to North America: Before, During, and After the Famine'''] - Parts 1 and 2
*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|Death/Burial]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/103 '''Ireland Beginning Research Series''']
*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Immigration]]
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**Immigration Part 1: Strategies
 
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**Immigration Part 2: Famine and Post Famine Sources
==== BYU's ''Ireland Research Guide''  ====
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**Immigration Part 3: Ulster and Scots Irish Sources
 
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**Church Records
You may also wish to review the [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Ireland.pdf Ireland Research Guide].&nbsp;&nbsp;This 538-page&nbsp;resource is from the BYU Family History Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and is a collection of many reference sources and articles (far more than just the Ireland Research Outline that appears first).&nbsp;The information is out of&nbsp;date and does not include&nbsp;online sources, but it is still valuable.&nbsp;
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**Civil Registration
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/110 '''Ireland Civil Registration''']
==== Records Available on FamilySearch ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/787 '''Finding Ancestry in Ireland Civil Registration Records''']
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/185 '''Ireland Presbyterian Church Records''']
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 records collections for Ireland] available on FamilySearch.org
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/111 '''Ireland Catholic Church Records'''] - Parts 1 and 2
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/114 '''Irish Protestant Church Records''']
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/112 '''Ireland Census and Census Substitutes''']
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/790 '''Key Websites for Tracing Ancestry in Ireland''']
*[[Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/518 '''More Irish than the Irish Themselves: The Hiberno-Norman Families'''] - Parts 1 and 2
*[[Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/789 '''The Scots-irish: Plantation and Settlement of Ulster in the 17th Century''']
*[[Ireland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland Marriages (FamilySerach Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/562 '''British Resources on FamilySearch.org'''] - Parts 1 and 2
*[[Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/505 '''British Resources on Findmypast''']
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/786 '''Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry''']
== News &amp; events  ==
 
 
 
*Join a Community of Ireland researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ireland-Genealogy-Research-Community/111217125636860 Facebook] and/or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community#Europe Skype].
 
*On 11 October the [http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Genealogical Society of Ireland] will sponsor a lecture on Court and Prison Records by Brian Donovan.
 
*32,000 baptism records posted by [http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ '''RootsIreland'''] for County Monaghan.<br>
 
*Irish census records, 1901 and 1911, are now being digitized by the [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland].
 
*[http://www.librarycouncil.ie/irishlibrarynews/december-2010-308/a1/ Clare Library wins major award for genealogy]. "... includes invaluable transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs ..."<br>
 
 
 
== Did You Know?  ==
 
 
 
*Between 1831 and 1841 in Ireland, 34,090 recruits joined the Army.
 
*The [http://www.pgil-eirdata.org/html/index.htm Princess Grace Irish Library] provides online biographical &amp; bibliographical information on 4,500 Irish writers on its EIRData website. EIRData, which stands for Electronic Irish Records Dataset, was compiled by Dr. Bruce Stewart of the University of Ulster. The site also contains primary and secondary bibliographies, commentaries, quotations and notes.
 
*The term 'Census Strays' refers to people who are born in one place whose name appears in a census in another place. A page on the [http://www.nifhs.org/census.htm North of Ireland Family History Society] website contains details of over 15,000 records of persons living in households with one or more people of Irish origin. These "strays" compiled by the Society were sent in from the UK and the rest of the world. office
 
*Records of Officers from first Irish Police force on internet. Record of more than 80,000 officers from the 1st Irish Police Force are being released on line. It will contain personal details of every man that enlisted in the Irish Constabulary between 1816-1921 including their name, year and place of birth, age of enlistment and marital status. It is on the Ancestry Subscription site.
 
*The National University of Ireland in Galway, in conjunction with the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has created an online index to the landed estates of Connaught Province covering c.1700-1914. Though the project was not primarily intended as a genealogical tool, it is that, and they are to be commended for creating this great resource. The index can be searched alphabetically by the names of estates, families, and houses, and the website includes maps and images of the great houses. The index is found at the [http://landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/ Landed Estates] website.
 
  
== Useful websites  ==
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==Websites==
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl GENUKI] Ireland links to resources.
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*[https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ Irish Genealogy.ie]
  
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]
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==References==
*[http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html Irish Genealogy] -- particularly for Dublin City and counties Carlow, Cork and Kerry.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.brsgenealogy.com/ Irish Family History Foundation's online searchable database]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.familyhistory.ie/ Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann - Genealogical Society of Ireland]
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*[http://www.irishhistoricmaps.ie/historic/ Historic Maps]
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*[http://www.from-ireland.net/ From Ireland]
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*[http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ Ask About Ireland]
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Guide to Ireland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Today the island of Ireland is divided into two countries: (1) the Republic of Ireland, also known as Éire and (2) Northern Ireland, one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland, and Wales). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Ireland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.

Ireland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.


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Ireland Clickable Map

The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.

County CorkCounty KerryCounty LimerickCounty WaterfordCounty WexfordCounty KilkennyCounty CarlowCounty WicklowCounty DublinCounty KildareCounty LaoisCounty TipperaryCounty ClareCounty GalwayCounty OffalyCounty WestmeathCounty MeathCounty LouthCounty MayoCounty RoscommonCounty SligoCounty LongfordCounty CavanCounty LeitrimCounty FermanaghCounty MonaghanCounty ArmaghCounty DownCounty Antrim, Ireland GenealogyCounty DerryCounty TyroneCounty DonegalIreland image map.png


Counties

Click on a county to locate more information about resources in that county.

Northern Ireland Counties (Post-1922)


Ireland Counties

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Research Tutorials

Note: Microsoft browser may be required for viewing tutorials.

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland, accessed 24 March 2016.