Nicola shares her favourite free and sub­scrip­tion-based Ir­ish re­sources

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - IRISH FAMILY -


an­ces­try.co.uk £ An­ces­try has many Ir­ish records such as par­ish reg­is­ters, cen­sus re­turns and in­dexes for civil reg­is­tra­tion, but some can be found free else­where.

Cen­sus of Ire­land

cen­sus.na­tion­alarchives.ie FREE This free web­site con­tains the com­plete 1901 and 1911 cen­suses of Ire­land pub­lished by the Na­tional Ar­chives of Ire­land.


find­my­past.co.uk £ The web­site of­fers a wide-rang­ing col­lec­tion of Ir­ish sources in­clud­ing court and prison records, trade di­rec­to­ries and news­pa­pers.

John Gren­ham

https://www.john­gren­ham.com £ Any­one re­search­ing Ir­ish kin should ben­e­fit from the in­for­ma­tion on this web­site, in­clud­ing maps and a network of links to re­sources.

Na­tional Ar­chives of Ire­land

ge­neal­ogy.na­tion­alarchives.ie FREE You can find digi­tised ship­ping crew lists, cal­en­dars of wills and val­u­a­tion of­fice records here.

Catholic Par­ish Reg­is­ters

reg­is­ters.nli.ie FREE The Na­tional Li­brary of Ire­land site has images of 18th- and 19th­cen­tury Catholic reg­is­ters, or­gan­ised ac­cord­ing to the name of the par­ish.


fam­il­y­search.org FREE Ir­ish civil birth, mar­riage and death in­dexes 1864–1958 are here, plus brief tran­scripts of some early birth and mar­riage reg­is­tra­tions.

Ir­ish Ge­neal­ogy

irish­ge­neal­ogy.ie FREE This site has birth, mar­riage and death reg­is­ters, plus some Catholic and Church of Ire­land reg­is­ters for Dublin, Kerry and Cork.

Ir­ish News­pa­per Ar­chives

irish­newsarchive.com £ This web­site fea­tures an in­com­plete but growing col­lec­tion of digi­tised news­pa­pers from the 18th cen­tury up to the present day.


root­sire­land.ie £ Root­sIre­land con­tains in­dexed par­ish reg­is­ters, civil records, cen­sus re­turns and other sources for nearly every county in Ire­land.

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