Irish genealogy on the Internet


Irish genealogy resources on the Internet are constantly changing. This page is a starting point rather than attempting any sort of comprehensiveness. It includes some of the links I have used a lot and have found useful. As your follow the links and the links within them you can go to many and varied sites. With luck you might find something useful for your research. You will need a lot of luck to trace your Bridget (or Mary or Margaret) MURPHY. If you have some unusual names like mine, initial searching may be easier.

Cyndi's list Ireland Northern Ireland

This is a very comprehensive list of links of all types

GENUKI — Ireland

List of resources by county

Irish Ancestors

Family search

IGI — 1881 England Census — Microfilmed Irish records in Family History Library

National Archives

Official records
Irish convicts online searches
1911 Census

National Library of Ireland

Repository of Irish books and manuscripts
on-line catalogues

Genealogical Office

Heraldic authority of Ireland


Starting point for finding out about early newspapers


This used to be Richard Hayes's, Manuscript sources for the history of the irish civilization. It is a fantastic starting point.

Registry of Deeds

A major source of land related records

Irish geneaolgical Research Society – Links page

Short list of useful Irish links

Ireland Genealogy Forum Genealogy.com

A message board for Ireland — see also the counties

Ancestry.com Irish message boards

Each county and some more

Search — Google

Unusual combinations might lead to success


Northern Ireland record office — Some coverage of the rest of Ireland

Belfast Newsletter index

You can follow up on a result through the microfilm at the National Library of Australia

National Archives UK — Public Records

Many Irish records and wills ended up in England
Military and Civil Government records access through online catalogue PROCAT
Planning that trip to London and have a PRO card: Preorder the documents you want

Documents online

Obtain some Irish wills for 3.50

County Clare Library

Lots of resources relating to county Clare

Fermanagh Gold

Family history site for counrty Fermanagh

The British Library

Find books, authors and more


Access to online records for a fee



Access to online records for a subscription fee

Rootsweb Irish e-mail lists

Connect to other researchers searching your county etc
Browse old postings to see what is there — Searches of postings

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Order maps online

Dublin Tourism

Go Ireland tourist site

Tourist information and information about places

Cora Num's links

Links to Ireland sites with descriptions

Goldenpages phone book

Use link to phone book — searches by county

Irish Government site

Ginni Swanton's Web Site

County Cork Genealogy Information and Records

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland

Descriptions of towns of Ireland

Interment Net

Memorial inscriptions in Ireland

Peter Mayberry's home page — Convicts database entry point

Parliamentary Papers Ireland

British Parliametary Papers Ireland search

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Last updated 11 September 2004