County Armagh

THE SILVER BOWL   While a family history project, much information including deeds, letters,  maps and other good information covering parts of Co. Armagh.  Some additional info on Co. Monaghan and Co. Louth

County Cavan

1821 IRELAND CENSUS FOR COUNTY CAVAN  Part of the County Cavan GenWeb website.  The full census for the county, arranged by townland.  Great addition to Co. Cavan genealogy research.

For anyone researching the Lynch line of County Cavan, photographs, pedigrees, bound together in an eye appealing format.
County Clare

History of Kilnamona  A local history website of Kilnamona, County Clare, Ireland. It concentrates especially on the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Sections are included on church history, the Great Irish Famine, political movements, the hurling club and census substitutes. People researching ancestors in the general mid Clare region may find it useful.

County Cork

RADLEYS OF CORK  While this site is dedicated to family surnames and history there are two sections of site that Cork researchers will find of interest.  One is the section on Cork Huguenots, which gives the history of the Huguenot migration to County Cork.  The Property Aerial View section, while also connected to family names, has beautiful pictures that gives one an idea of the beauty of County Cork.


WEST CORK GENEALOGY  Though started as a family web site it has expanded to include many other West Cork families of Roman Catholic & Church of Ireland origins and the Diaspora. About half of the West Cork Civil Parishes Maps with townland boundaries have been completed and the balance should be done toward the latter half of this year.  This site is a must for West Cork researches, it includes records, maps, history and photos.


DORGAN FAMILY OF CLOYNE PARISH, EAST CORK, IRELAND  This site is one that will keep you busy for quite awhile due to it's depth.  It covers the history of Ireland and East Cork in particular.  It has many sections dedicated to genealogical research, data, maps and parishes of the area.  The Famine section is poignant.  The site is easy to navigate and appealing to the eye.


BANDON CORK ANCESTORS & GENEALOGY HERITAGE ROOTS, IRELAND  The sub-title of this sites says, 'a guide to tracing your ancestors in Bandon, Cork, Ireland'.  It certainly is!  It contains the Griffith's Valuations and Tithe Applotments, Land Owners in 1876, Local Directories and much more all related to Bandon.  It has maps, parish records, links and family trees.  It also has the indexes for the Bandon Historical Journals from 1984 - 2007. 

County Derry

LISSAN PARISH CHURCH PHOTO GALLERY  While this site is mainly a family history site, there are nice photos of church and area with links to associated maps, other photos and records.

County Donegal

MOVILLE RECORDS  This is a marvelous site and very pleasing to look at, while it is titled records, there is much, much more on this site,  It includes an abundance of maps, photos, links, FHL film numbers etc.  Some of the records include:  1630 Muster Roll, 1660 Poll Tax, 1796 Flax Growers, Tithe Applotments, Directories, Parish Records, Censuses (too many to mention here).

County Down

RAYMONDS COUNTY DOWN WEB SITE  "A Welcome to All Who Pass This Way"  This Web site has been built to help people researching their ancestors in County Down especially in the areas of Banbridge, Dromore, Dromara, Kilkeel, Aghaderg, Newcastle, Rathfriland, Newry and Mourne in the shape of Maps, Photos, Records and Free Look ups where possible.


JEAN MC CARTHY'S GENEALOGY WEB SITE  The main emphasis on this site is Co. Down and Belfast but it includes so much more!  Church & Gravestone photos, 1851 Liverpool Census Index for Irish Born, Marriage and Birth/Baptism records, Old Occupations, Naming Patterns and much, much, more, not to mention a sweet Pets Page.

County Mayo

DEESE GENES HAVE IRISH EYES  This site is a must for County Mayo researchers.  It includes maps, the Griffith Valuation, the Tithe Applotments, censuses, church records, directories, voter records, rent rolls and much more.  There are thousands of names on this site for the Westport Castlebar area.  Also included is a family history going back to 1675 and great family pictures.


COUNTY MAYO BEGINNINGS A great site containing a page with many research aids for County Mayo.



County Monaghan

COUNTY MONAGHAN HISTORICAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES  If your ancestors are from Co. Monaghan, this is a site that will help you greatly.  You will find lots of history on Ireland and the county, including it's parishes and townlands.  Photos, great maps, resources for all of Ireland research are some of the pages you will find here.

County Roscommon

The Michael Higgins & Luke Devaney Families of Roscommon 

County Tyrone

COUNTY TYRONE GRAVESTONE PHOTOS  The mission of this project is to capture digital images of gravestones of our ancestors. As decades pass -- many stones are becoming harder, if not impossible, to read the inscriptions they originally contained.  This is a very nice site and have much potential.

County Waterford

CO. WATERFORD IMAGE ARCHIVE  There are over 3,000 photographs on this site and number grows everyday.  They illustrate the history and culture of the county.  According to the site, it's aims are to provide the public with greater access to historical images of Co. Waterford and to preserve images for future generations. 

WATERFORD COUNTY MUSEUM  This is a fabulous site!  Sections include:  Photos & Film, Virtual Tours, Historical Articles, Artifacts, Online Books & Memoirs.  The Virtual Tour section brings you into towns, churches and areas via a camera that gives you a 360 degree look.  There are old maps and much more to keep you busy for at least a day or so.
County Wexford
In a nutshell, this page seeks further information about Byrne families of Bonagrew, Ballintlea, Dunganstown, Ballycapple and Ballymanus and possible links between any of those families and the Byrne family of Doonooney, with a burial ground at Taghmon.
Ireland Databases

REGISTRY OF DEEDS INDEX PROJECT  One of the best sources for 18th century family history information in Ireland is the Registry of Deeds. A project has started to provide a full name index of the repository. It has currently nearly 10,000 index entries. Note that there are about 1,00,000 deeds between 1708 and 1833 with a minimum of four people mentioned in each. Thus there is a long way to go. The project also seeks assistance from volunteers to add to the project.

Surname Studies and more!

TRACEY FAMILY, AN IRISH FAMILY HISTORY, A must site for those researching the origins, history and genealogy of the Tracey/Tracy/Treacey/Treacy family name in Ireland. The site has webpages for each of the 32 counties in Ireland, not to mention all the Ireland Marriage & Birth Indexes, the Tithe Applotments, etc.


THE MARMIONS OF COUNTY DOWN  While a site that is devoted to the Marmion family and it's many branches, it is much more with many pictures and databases from County Down, Liverpool and more.


KEANE, ORIGINALLY OF BALLYASHEA, KILNAMONA, CO. CLARE, IRELAND  & various branches.  This website layout follows each separate generation after the forebear centuries (16th/18th c.). The Keane line is divided into four major branches/distinct migrations, namely Clare, Dublin, United States (U.S.), Australian/other migrations, where applicable.


GENEALOGY OF HAGGERTY, BATEMAN, CLARKE, MEREDITH & REYNOLDS FROM IRELAND  What makes this site outstanding is the work included with the MEREDITH and  HAGGERTIE surnames.  The HAGGERTIE section includes a historical look of Kilmeen Parish in Southwest Cork which includes maps, pictures and church records.  The MEREDITH section is amazing in the data included on the site such as Ireland Birth, Marriage & Death Registrations for the surname; links to many parish registers, census records and much more.  Other areas included on this site are Counties Leitrim, Dublin, Wicklow and Leix.


BOB'S GENEALOGY  The purpose of this site, as stated on it's homepage, "his site includes data for all of Ireland and Scotland. The data lists index entries for Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM), mainly extracted from the LDS films obtained from the Family History Center.  The Census data (1901 and 1911) is associated with the Parishes of Inver and Templcarn for the townlands in and around Mount Charles, County Donegal. The 1901 data is complete and the 1911 data is selective.  Ballintra Donegal 1911 census data has been added to the site.  This is a comprehensive site stacked with databases.  The surnames data is quite extensive and included Ireland Birth, Marriage & Death registrations for:  BROGAN, CARLIN, NORTON, DORRIAN, GRIFFIN, GRIFFITH & SHARKEY.

The Clan is open to all Donegans and variants.

The Morrisroe Project is dedicated to genealogical research of the Surname Morrisroe. Specifically those located in Counties Mayo and Roscommon. To aid the researcher we include databases, maps, pictures, stories and historical information.

a website dedicated to genealogy of the McGinley family (came from Donegal), Coffey/Coffee family (came from Cork) and other related Irish families.
Ireland Culture, Language, Photos, etc.

IRELAND BOOK DISCUSSION  This site showcases books from Ireland including those relating to Ireland Genealogy, Culture, Travel and History.  There are two special sections devoted to both Parish History books and a General Ireland Book list.  Both give short descriptions and some have volunteers to do lookups in the books which is really helpful for those hard to find books.

JANET MAHER'S, MY IRELAND  What a time it was! Two weeks at the writers' and artists' retreat, Anam Cara, on the far west coast of Beara Peninsula, followed by one week of exploring Beara, Dingle, and the southern coast of my ancestral Ireland with Paul (left-side-of-the-road driver, navigational genius and love of my life), on our return trip to Cork via Cobh...

CUMANN CARAD NA GAEILGE, THE PHILO-CELTIC SOCIETY  The Philo-Celtic Society is dedicated to the renaissance of the Irish language worldwide. Its free on-line school provides structured classes with extensive sound files and live teachers for hundreds of students around the world. If you want to learn the Irish language, here is your site.


IRISH FAMILY HISTORY  This a blog dedicated to Irish genealogy which includes comments, tips, news and reviews.  Some of the categories include:  About Ireland, Ancient History, Frequently Asked Questions, Names, People, Places, Records and Sources and much more. 


BYTOWN OR BUST:  HISTORY IN THE OTTAWA, CANADA AREA  Migration and Settlement in the Ottawa, Canada area in the 1800's. This site consists of 1,025 individual pages, representing thousands of 19th century immigrants from all the counties of Ireland to Canada, many of whom later moved to the American midwest after a generation or so here in Canada.


1850 CENSUS MORTALITY SCHEDULES, STATEN ISLAND, NY  The 1850 Mortality Schedule for the Quarantine (Marine) Hospital. It lists over 350 Irish Immigrants who died on Staten Island shortly after arriving here during the Irish famine.

Biographies, History

JAMES DOWDALL, MARTYR  This website is dedicated to the memory of Venerable James Dowdall who was martyred August 13, 1599 at Exeter Castle, Exeter, England.  Venerable James Dowdall was from the merchant mariner Dowdall family of Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.   It covers a lot of information, not only about James Dowdall, but has an extensive list of Dowdall priests in Ireland as well as Dowdalls who were in Drogheda.  It also has some information about shipping during the 1500s between Ireland and France. There are photographs taken of ports in France and in Spain where the Drogheda merchants traded in the 1500s

Ireland Genealogical Research, How-To

IRISH GENEALOGY, "A FAMILY HISTORY PRIMER   by Dr. Liam Martin, The essential pre-requisites that are necessary before successfully finding evidence of Irish ancestors are stressed. . These are NAMES, RELIGION, PLACE OF ORIGIN and RELEVANT DATES.  Numerous hyperlinks to relevant Internet sites are provided and reference is made to, among other items, Irish Pension Records, WWI/II records, the Royal Irish Constabulary, Civil Service Evidences of Age data and Methods of Searching for Irish Ancestors who went to Australia and New Zealand


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