Monday, March 16, 2009

Irish resources

In honour of St Patrick's Day, Family history researchers with Irish heritage may wish to devote some online research time by visiting the following websites:

Irish Family History Research - Trace Your Ancestors Online - 100's of genealogy resources
The Belfast Newsletter Index 1737-1800
UK Over 20,000 transcribed pages. The Belfast Newsletter, began publication in 1737. Almost every word on the pages is indexed for searching including personal names, place names, advertisements, etc.

Family Search record search - pilot site
Includes Ireland 1845 - 1921 and Republic of Ireland 1922 - 1958 and others. Check "view all collections". Constantly updated. Includes UK 1841 and 1861 census

Ireland - Australia transportation database
Irish convicts via the National Archives of Ireland. Search results will show name, when and where triede, sentence and crime and the original docmentation reference.

Ireland Genealogy Links

The Origins Network
Genealogy Research online specializing in British and Irish research

Ireland's History in Maps (1841 AD)
Article. Famine years, populations figures, includes links, good background reading

Griffiths Primary Valuation of Ireland, explanation

GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy

Ask about Ireland

Ancestry also includes a number of databases for Ireland. See their blog posting

Recommended Reading : Tracing your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham

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