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  • Several sites offer parish records online, but this is recommended as one of the best available. It has 3 million church records available prior to 1900 and best of all it is free.
  • Navigating your irish genealogical legacy online

    1. 1. Navigating your IrishGenealogical Legacy Online Lorna Moloney UCC – Summer School Co-OrdinatorAncestral Connections: Names, Places & Spaces 085-8721184
    2. 2. Researching Irish Ancestry Online
    3. 3. After this lesson
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    5. 5. Advantages of• Free• 3 Million church records prior to 1900• Areas covered:• Carlow (Anglican)• Cork and Ross (Catholic) excludes Cork city, Dublin City, (Anglican, Catholic and some presbyterian)• Kerry, (Anglican and Catholic
    6. 6. New developments• While is currently stalled, a partner, the Representative Church Body Library is continuing to upload Anglican records transcriptions in the interim via its site at
    7. 7. The National Archives of Ireland• – Includes a new catalogue – Dedicated online genealogy records portal at – • Holds census records 1901 & 1911 • Tithe Applotment books 1823-1837 • Soldiers Wills from 1914-1917
    8. 8. Coming soon to National Archives• Digitised Probate Calendars from 1858-1922• Surviving census fragments 1821-1851• Valuation Office House and Field Books 1848- 1860• Census Search Forms for 1841 and 1851 census (used for pension applications)
    9. 9. Military Archives• – Created by the Department of Defence – Maps, Plans and Drawings Collections of Military Barracks in Ireland – Online Military Archives Image Identification Project – Bureau of Military History Witness statements – Military census from 1922
    10. 10. Military Archives developments• Preparing to release its Military Service Pensions Archive for Soldiers who servied in the army (including those who served in the original IRA) as well as various medal lists
    11. 11. Ordnance Survey• Northern Irish Ordnance Survey Maps are freely available online at lmaps.aspx – Different historical maps of Ulster from various different times namely 1820-1851. 1851- 1883. 1883-1920, 1920-1951 and 1951 to latestg. Separate resource for Ireland at – essential for locating townlands in the south
    12. 12. Irish Genealogy Toolkit• – Provision of many useful resources, articles and sources such as Old Age Pension record applications
    13. 13. JSTOR Early Journals• JSTOR Early Journals Portals at• Articles from 200 journals published prior to 1923 in the US and before1870 elsewhere in the world. – The Belfast Monthly Magazine (1808-1814) – Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society (1849-1853) – Early articles are free to view
    14. 14. Volunteer Created Projects• relevant for ancestry in counties Londonderry and parts of Antrim. – Transcription of 1831 census for County Londonderry – Church and agricultural censuses, – Townland valuations Coming soon The Great Parchment Book of 1639- survey of all Ulster-based estates
    15. 15. Burials• Burial databases- growth area for Irish research• growing free to access database of burials••
    16. 16. Newpapers•• Joseph McGarrity Newspapers collections from Villanova University at digitised images of many rare 19th century Irish newspapers for FREE• John Grenhams’ Browse section