- Home’Leading complimentary Irish genealogy databases The totally free Irish genealogy sites and databases detailed in my list are my individual, and entirely independent choice of websites for family history research study. These are the genealogy databases that I have actually discovered most useful to my own research study and which I confidently suggest.
Although these sites are reasonably simple to utilize, the navigation or design of such huge genealogy databases ‘enhances’ with familiarity. So you might do finest to search for out how the site works PRIOR TO you begin hitting the Browse button.
Each of these sites offers fabulously useful info and some even provide open door to information for which other websites charge.
Not only do these sites supply complimentary Irish genealogy details, you don’t have to provide individual details or register with them. So they’re free in every sense. Delight in!
This list of complimentary Irish genealogy websites remains in alphabetical order:
Ask About Ireland
One of a brand-new generation of free Irish genealogy resources to have come online in the last couple of years, Ask About Ireland brings the indexes, full returns and maps of Richard Griffith’s Main Assessment of Tenements to your computer system screen free of charge.
The Appraisal, as it is normally known, is among the most crucial surviving 19th-century genealogical sources and plays a part in nearly everybody’s Irish ancestry research study as it records the names of householders in each county at the time this island-wide land study was performed. More about Griffith’s Valuation here.
The Inquire about Ireland website has actually improved considerably since its initial launch and it now among the most popular totally free Irish genealogy resources readily available. It does, however, appear vulnerable to gremlins, especially when trying to see maps.
Calling at Queenstown(Cobh)every Thursday Ellis Island Traveler Database
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants went into the United States through Ellis Island, a small island in New york city Harbor. A number of them were from Ireland.
If your ancestors left Ireland before, throughout or quickly after the Great Appetite (1846-1849), you will not discover them on the Ellis Island Guest Database.
But if they set cruise in among the subsequent waves of emigration, you might be fortunate to discover their information among the traveler manifestos showed on this website. Those details reveal the address where the immigrant was headed and, often even more importantly, they will typically record the traveller’s location of origin in Ireland.
A regular winner of around the world polls for Best Genealogy Site, Household Search is run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and consists of a huge and easily searchable archive of household history collections.
Amongst its data are 1880/1881 census records for the US, UK and Canada, which can be very useful for those seeking household who had left Ireland by that date. But possibly the most important totally free Irish genealogy resource is the searchable civil registration index. This includes births, marriages and deaths for the entire island from 1864 (1845 for non-Catholic marital relationships) to 1921. From 1922 to 1958 inclusive, it covers only the Republic of Ireland.
Find out more about the indexes, and how to utilize them to acquire birth, marriage and death certificates, on my Irish Civil Registration page.All the collections available free on the National Archives of Ireland’s Genealogy database(see below)are also available complimentary on FamilySearch. A beneficial collection is the 1619-1898
Ireland Marriages Index; it holds nearly half a million entries collected from various sources. Geographical protection is irregular, however you might be lucky. Images of the Windows Registry of Deeds memorials and different indexes were launched online in 2016. These are unindexed but can be utilized if you are investigating known names and houses. IrishGenealogy.ie Owned and handled by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the free IrishGenealogy.ie
is best known for its church register and civil records collections, as follows: Church records. The only unfavorable about this outstanding database is its extremely limited protection. It holds the following collections: Church of Ireland signs up from some parts of counties Kerry, Dublin City and Carlow;
Presbyterian records for
Dublin City; and RC records from Dublin City and counties Kerry and Cork. If you have forefathers of these denominations from the appropriate location, consider yourself blessed!Civil registration records. The website provides access to
a state-sanctioned variation– the one utilized by General Register Workplace personnel– of the Irish civil registration indexes and registers. Unlike other versions discovered on other sites, this variation consists of first names of mothers in the birth indexes from 1900 and presents post-1870 marital relationships with the names of both groom and bride together. The only downside of the civil registration website is that it offers only the’historic records’ie births as much as 100 years ago, marriages approximately 75 years back, and deaths up to 50 years earlier. Pictures of the bmd registers themselves are available to download for all births from 1864 to the 100-year cut-off; for all non-catholic marriages from 1845 to 1863, and all marriages from 1864 to the 75-year cut-off; and for all deaths from 1870 to the 50-year cut off. Pictures of marriage registers dating 1864-1870 are expected to sign up with the
database in 2021. National Archives of Ireland For numerous researchers, the National Archives of Ireland’s devoted Genealogy site takes pride of location among the top totally free Irish genealogy database. Its most popular resources are the
totally digitised 1901 and 1911 census returns. In addition to a searchable index, you can downland images of the census returns, consisting of the household returns and the enumerator’s returns. An 18-month job to appraise and apply 10s of countless user-submitted corrections
to the database completed in 2019. While some commercial websites offer the NAI’s census collection, these corrections are special to the NAI’s Genealogy site.(For information of what details the different returns include, see my pages: the 1901 census and the 1911 census). Other resources freely available are the Tithe Applotment Books (for counties now in the Republic of Ireland only). This collection goes back to the 1820s however not everyone will find records of their ancestors; learn more about the TABs here, prior to you browse the records. The website also holds a collection of World War One Soldiers’Wills, the calendars of Wills and Administration 1858– 1922, Census Browse Kinds, the 1821-1851’Census Fragments’ and more. National Library of Ireland In
the summer of 2015, the National Library of Ireland released a brand-new database holding pictures of the Library’s Roman Catholic parish registers microfilm collection. The site is simple to use and totally free, and Irish household history research study will never ever be quite the exact same once again! Having said that, it will not help every genealogist with Irish Catholic forefathers. The main obstacle is that the images have actually been launched without an index, so you need to have an excellent concept of which parishes to research study to have any opportunity of finding your household. However, practically instantly after the images went online, Origins and FindMyPast got their heads and digitising resources together and developed a single index
. It can be accessed through Origins(subscription required )and FindMyPast(no fee or membership … you just need a registered account ). So far, so good. But some researchers will be disappointed by the accessibility of surviving records. While the cut-off date for all the records is 1880/2 *, the start date depends on when the parish started
keeping records and how well they were stored. Some start from the 1740s, others begin 100+years later on. So,for instance, the Library’s baptism and marriage records for Killian parish in Co. Galway date back to 1804.
For the parish of Clarenbridge in the very same county, baptism records start just in 1854 while marital relationship records start from 1837. This suggests that a scientist searching for a Catholic forefather born in 1810 in Killian needs to
discover a baptism record, however if that same forefather were from Clarenbridge, there would be no surviving record of the event. More about Roman Catholic baptism, marriage and burial records. PRONI Developed in 1923 following the partition of the island into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the general public Record Office of Northern Ireland( PRONI)is the official repository for public records for the six counties of Antrim, Armagh, Derry-Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone.
The General Public Record Workplace of Northern Ireland, Belfast The General Public Record Workplace of Northern Ireland, Belfast It’s an important and totally free Irish genealogy and history site for researchers hunting information of their ancestors from Northern Ireland.
It provides numerous online databases. Amongst them are records of pre-1840 freeholders, will calendars, Griffith’s Appraisal Revision Books and information of those who signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant.Recent additions to the line-up are digitised copies of the Tithe
Applotment Books for the six counties now in Northern Ireland (you candiscover
more about the TABs, and how to utilize PRONI’s database catalogue, on this page of Toolkit), and school records.In addition to databases, you can also download a number of extremely beneficial guidance guides particular to Northern Ireland research. Townlands Database This Townlands database is a revised variation of the widely known ‘Sean Ruad ‘IreAtlas database . It holds details of all 60,000 +townlands as they appeared in the Index of Townlands, which was utilized for the 1851 census. It details the name of the County, Barony, Civil Parish, Poor Law Union and Province for each area. It’s hosted on swilson.info, the site of genealogist
Shane Wilson. It’s an important and free Irish genealogy site, packed with helpful finding aids and databases. The Townlands Database is simply one of them and it assists you to findthe numerous jurisdictions in which any given Irish townland lies. Because each jurisdiction keeps various type of records helpful to genealogical study, it is crucial
to understand the jurisdictions which covered your ancestor’s birth place or home. An alternative Townlands database to consult is held on IrishAncestors.ie the website of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. This Townland database is based on the Index of Townlands utilized for the 1901 census. As well as including the Province, County, Barony, Poor Law Union and
Civil Parish, it offers the DED– the District Electoral Department. This is a really beneficial extra when browsing the 1901 and 1911 censuses
. The Ancestral tree Irish Genealogy Guide Written by the developer of Irish Genealogy Toolkit and Irish Genealogy News,’The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide ‘is full of guidance, ideas and techniques to reduce what can be a difficult journey. Its assistance will work to any researcher of Irish heritage, but specifically for the target Irish-American scientist who’s having a hard time to work back to Ireland from their immigrant ancestor.Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9781440348808/ 240 pages. Source