Genealogy Resources

Click on the categories listed below for links to genealogy websites which you may find useful.

(€€) indicates that the website may charge fees.

Census & Census Substitute Records

    • 1901 & 1911 Censuses of Ireland from The National Archives of Ireland
    • from the Irish Library Council with full access to Griffith’s Valuation
    • (€€) have a number of census and census substitute records including the 1851 Dublin City Census, The Census of Elphin 1749, and Reports from Committees, Fictitious Votes (Ireland), Select Committee on Fictitous Votes, 1837-1838
    • (€€) US Federal Census collection (1790-1940)
    • FamilySearch – US Federal Censuses for the years 1850 to 1930. Some images available to view and download
    • (€€) US Federal Census 1940
    • (€€) UK Census Collection. Full access to England & Wales censuses 1841-1911
    • FamilySearch Searchable index to 1841-1911 censuses of England & Wales. Images require a subscription to Find My Past.
    • (€€) Full index and images for England & Wales censuses, 1841-1911
    • ScotlandsPeople (€€) Full index and images for Scotland censuses, 1841-1911
    • The Genealogist (€€) Full index and images for England & Wales censuses, 1841-1911
    • (€€) Canada Census Collection – access to all censuses 1851-1911
    • FamilySearch Searchable index to the 1851, 1871, 1881 and 1891 Canadian censuses. No images available

Church Records

  • Irish Genealogy Free to use website provided by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
  • RootsIreland (€€) parish, land, census and passenger records from the Irish Family History Foundation

Civil Registration & other Vital Records

  • FamilySearch Published by the Mormon’s includes the Irish Civil Registration Indexes, 1845 to 1958 – these records are free, and can be used to order a copy certificate from the General Register Office of Ireland
  • (€€) have a number of vital record collections covering Ireland including Marriage Licence Bonds: Diocese of Cloyne 1630-1800
  • General Register Office of Ireland (Oifig an Ard-Chláraitheora) (€€) is the central  repository for records relating to births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and domestic adoptions in the Republic of Ireland. Certificates of life events may be ordered on
  • General Register Office Northern Ireland (€€) provides an online service for ordering Birth, Marriage and Death certificates for the six counties of Northern Ireland from 1864 (1845 for non-Roman Catholic marriages)
  • All Certs Ireland (€€) provides an online service for ordering Birth, Marriage and Death certificates


  • (€€) has almost 2 million names in their collection of Irish almanacs and directories
  • Irish Family Research (€€) has transcriptions to a number of 19th century local directories
  • Failte Romhat has transcriptions to a number of directories as well as cemetery transcriptions and old maps

Emigration/Immigration Records

  • (€€) has a number of shipping and immigration related records
  • (€€) provides access to the names of 40,000 passengers who travelled from North America to Britain and Ireland between 1858 and 1870
  • (€€) provides access to shipping manifests including digital images
  • Ellis Island (€€) has a database of individuals who passed through Ellis Island in New York. Includes digital images


Occupation & Military Records

  • (€€) has transcriptions of ‘An Index to the Royal Irish Constabulary, 1816-1921′ and the ‘Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796′
  • (€€) has a fully indexed version of the Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook which includes names and details of Irish rebels and British soldiers who fought in the Easter Rising. They also have other collections including the William Smith O’Brien Petition 1848-1849
  • Coastguards of Yesteryear This site contains information about those who lived and worked around the Irish coastline

Property Records

  • from the Irish Library Council with full access to Griffith’s Valuation
  • (€€) has access to Griffith’s Valuation, the Landed Estate Court Rentals 1850-1885 and Estate Commissioners Offices, Applications from Evicted Tenants 1907. The site also has an index (no images) to the Tithe Defaulters List (1831)
  • Origins Network (€€) has access to many Irish related records including Griffith’s Valuation

Wills, Probate & Burial Records

  • (€€) has almost a million birth, marriage and death records dating back to the 13th century
  • Glasnevin Trust (€€) provides access to records of burials at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin from 1828 to the present day
  • Origins Network (€€) has a copy of the National Archives of Ireland index to wills
  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has published an index to the Calendars of Wills and Administrations for Armagh, Belfast & Londonderry District Registries for 1858 to c1900. Digital images of the wills is set to follow shortly. PRONI has also published images from will transcripts contained in Will Books
  • Ulster Historical Foundation (€€) has the Calendars of Wills and Administrations from 1858 to 1900

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