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The aim of this section of the Society’s website is to provide some guidance on the most useful on-line resources available as determined by our own Members.

Therefore, whilst other websites may have exhaustive lists of links to all sorts of possibly very interesting websites from around the world, our intention is quite straightforward – providing a signpost to the most important resources for the beginner and the less experienced researcher.

Before starting to browse through these links – have you read the information provided in the Fáilte Ireland leaflet available on the panel to the right? If not, please check it out as it explains how to start your family history research and it also provides an extensive list of useful links.

One tip - when extracting information from an on-line resource, take note of the full web address concerned, full details of the original source (reference numbers etc) and the date that you extracted the information.

Remember, that unless the information provided can be viewed in its original state through the provision of an image of the source document, errors do occur in the transcription process which may also alter the spelling of the forename, surname, place of abode etc. Therefore, it may be useful to note variants of the surname, for example, Reilly, O'Reilly, Ryley etc, when searching indexed sources. Also it is important to note that until the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, it was not uncommon for the Gaelic prefixes, O and Mac (Mc), to be dropped in official records, for example, Connor for O'Connor, Toole for O'Toole etc.  

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GETTING STARTED

  1. CENSUS RETURNS – 1901, 1911 and Army Census 1922

        National Archives (1901 & 1911) – www.census.nationalarchives.ie (FREE)

        National Army Census (1922) -  http://www.militaryarchives.ie/collections/online-collections/military-archives-irish-army-census-records/map (FREE)

  1. PARISH RECORDS – lists of parishes on microfilm

        National Library of Ireland – www.nli.ie (FREE)

  1. CIVIL REGISTRATION RECORDS – explanation of the Irish system

        General Register Office – www.groireland.ie

        Family History Library (Utah, USA) – www.familysearch.org (FREE)

  1. PARISH RECORDS ETC ON-LINE - various resources

        Ancestry.com – www.ancestry.com (SUBSCRIPTION PAY-PER-VIEW)

        Anglican Record Project - http://ireland.anglican.org/about/152 (FREE)

        Irish Family History Foundation – www.rootsireland.ie (FREE INDEX – PAY-PER-VIEW)

        Irish Genealogy Project Archives - http://www.igp-web.com/igparchives/  (FREE)

        Irish Government Genealogy website – www.irishgenealogy.ie (FREE)

        Family History Library (Utah, USA) – www.familysearch.org (FREE)

        National Library of Ireland (work in progress) – www.nli.ie (FREE)

  1. PROPERTY & LAND RECORDS

        Irish Genealogy Project Archives - http://www.igp-web.com/igparchives/  (FREE)

        Library Council of Ireland – www.askaboutireland.ie (FREE)

        Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway – www.landedestates.ie (FREE)

        National Library of Ireland – Hayes Catalogue etc – www.sources.nli.ie (FREE)

  1. MILITARY RECORDS

        Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org (FREE)

        Irish in First World War – www.greatwar.ie (FREE) www.findmypast.ie (SUBSCRIPTION)

        Irish Military Archives – www.militaryarchives.ie (FREE)

        Irish Military Census - (see CENSUS above)

        Irish War Memorials - www.irishwarmemorials.ie (FREE)

  1. GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS & BURIAL RECORDS

        Dublin City Libraries – www.dublinheritage.ie/graveyards

        Findmypast.ie – www.findmypast.ie (SUBSCRIPTION)

        From Ireland - http://www.from-ireland.net/  (FREE)

        Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin – www.glasnevintrust.ie (FREE SEARCH / PAY-PER-VIEW)

        Interment Ireland - www.interment.net/ireland (FREE)

        Irish Genealogy Project Archives - http://www.igp-web.com/igparchives/  (FREE)

  1. LOCAL, COUNTY & MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

 Search for the County and in particular, the Local Library Service, for useful links & resources.

    Documenting Ireland DIPPAM - http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ (FREE)

    Irish Genealogy Project Archives - http://www.igp-web.com/igparchives/  (FREE)

    Irish Genealogy Toolkit - http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/ (FREE)

    Irish Lives Remembered e-Magazine - http://www.irishlivesremembered.ie/magazines.html (FREE) 


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(Pictured above: GSI Director of Research Information Services, Eddie Gahan, MGSI, assisting a visitor to the Society's stand in the historic Carton House, County Kildare, during the Genealogy Roadshow.)

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ESSENTIAL

  • GUIDE BOOK - we strongly recommend ‘Tracing Your Irish Ancestors’ by John Grenham.
  • ARCHIVES & RESEACH CENTRE - visit us for a chat here.
  • LOCAL HISTORY INFORMATION – get to know the county and area of your ancestors with a good local history publication or on-line resource – checkout www.localhistory.ie
  • BIRTH BRIEF – a structured way of ordering your family research quest – doing both paternal and maternal lines at the same time - the ‘blanks’ direct you to your next step!
  • NOTE BOOK - keep notes on your research, note what you searched and the result – this will avoid duplication and save you time and money.
  • JOIN the Genealogical Society of Ireland here.
  • DAY ARCHIVE MEMBERSHIP (Reader's Ticket) is available for persons wishing to undertake research at An Daonchartlann for a maximum of three hours on a particular day during the normal opening times of the facility. Day Archive Membership costs just €8.00 and may be obtained on-line.

    Day Archive Membership €8.00

      

ONE-NAME STUDIES

The Society has many members undertaking ONE-NAME STUDIES, however, it should be remembered that Irish One-Name Studies differs considerably from English One-Name Studies due to the nature, construction, etymology and history of our native Gaelic surnames. If you are interested in researching a single surname and its variants, the Society's Archives & Research Centre has a number of reference works that will assist and guide you in your One-Name Study.

DNA & 'GENETIC GENEALOGY'

The Society has a partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in an academic research project - 'Irish DNA Atlas' - for full details of this project and how you can be a participant, please click here.

If you find that don't meet the genealogical or area criteria for the above academic research project and would like to have your DNA tested, please click on the image below for further information.

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