• General Register Office records

    • IrishGenealogy.ie has a freely searchable online version of the GRO's own digital index up to 100 years ago for births, 75 years ago for marriages and 50 years ago for deaths.
      Unlike the FamilySearch copy (see below), birth records show the mother's maiden name from about 1900, marriage records include both parties' names from 1880 and death entries will include martial status from 1965.
    • FamilySearch: The Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) website includes a partial transcript of Irish birth records 1864-1881, as well as a complete transcript of their microflims of GRO indexes up to 1922 (all-Ireland) and 1958 (Republic of Ireland). Ancestry and FindMyPast.ie each a copy of both.
    • Eleven of the heritage centres whose records are at Rootsireland (€) have transcribed at least some local Superintendent Registrar's registers, usually up to 1921. Some areas (e.g. Donegal) are complete.
    • All historic GRO records within the six counties now part of Northern Ireland (births to 1916, marriages to 1941, deaths to 1966) are searchable online at https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk (€).
    • Assorted: Various individuals and organisations have transcribed records covering their area of interest.

  • Census records

  • Church records

    • IrishGenealogy.ie has images and transcripts of Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland records for Carlow, Cork, Dublin city and Kerry.
    • Ancestry.com (€) transcribed 46 Roman Catholic parishes from National Library microfilm records, mainly in the diocese of Meath, (2013).
    • Ancestry.com (€) also has fresh record images and transcripts of 71 other Roman Catholic parishes (2014).
    • Registers.nli.ie is the National Library of Ireland's online Catholic parish register microfilm site. All the records are untranscribed and almost all end in 1880 or before.
    • Approximately 85% of Roman Catholic records before 1900, 60% (?) of Church of Ireland records and an increasing proportion of Presbyterian and other denomination records are transcribed at rootsireland.ie (€).
    • Ancestry.com (€) and Findmypast.ie (€) have collaborated to make a full transcript of the Registers.nli.ie Catholic parish register microfilms.
    • The Representative Church Body Library has records of fourteen Church of Ireland parishes available for download at the Anglican Record Project
    • Assorted: Various individuals and organisations have transcribed church registers covering their area of interest.
    • FindMyPast has a complete set of the records of the Dublin Quaker Library.

  • Property records

  • Wills

  • Emigration

    • Ellis Island has arrivals records for the port of New York from 1897.
    • Castle Garden has arrivals records for the port of New York from 1830.
    • The U.S National Archives has a database of Irish Famine immigrants to New York, 1846-51.
    • The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild includes a vast range of passenger lists.
    • Ancestry (€) has a large collection of passenger lists. A good guide is at genealogybranches.com.
    • Steve Morse provides excellent one-step free searches for the main online U.S. records.
    • Boston College has a searchable database (1831 to 1921) of Boston Pilot advertisements from people looking for "lost" friends and relatives who had emigrated from Ireland.
    • FamilySearch has New England Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931.

  • Newspapers

    • The Irish Times (€) has a relatively complete archive from 1859.
    • Irish Newspaper archives (€) has the Freemans' Journal from 1763, The Irish Independent from 1905, The Irish Press from 1931 to 1995, and many twentieth-century provincial papers.
    • Biographical information from the Belfast News-letter is extracted from 1737 to 1800.
    • The British Newspaper Archive (€) has the largest single collection of nineteenth-century Irish newspapers, taken from the British Library collection.

  • Directories

  • Occupational

  • Graveyards

    • Glasnevin cemetery (€) has more than 1.5 million burial records for the greater Dublin area starting in 1828.
    • Dublin City Library and Archives has a complete guide to graveyards and their records in the Dublin area, as well as the burial registers for Clontarf, Drimnagh and Finglas cemeteries.
    • FindMyPast (€) has the Cantwell gravestone transcripts for Wicklow, Wexford and much of Atlantic Galway and Mayo.
    • HistoricGraves has records of more than 400 graveyards, mainly in Munster. Not all have headstone transcripts.
    • History from headstones has the UHF gravestone transcripts for the six counties of Northern Ireland.
    • Discover Ever After is based in Northern Ireland and provides a cemetery records management system to churches and local authorities including, in most cases, on-line headstone transcripts and cemetery maps. So far they have worked mainly in Ulster, also covering some cemeteries in north Connacht and north Leinster.
    • Clare County Library has transcriptions from more than 120 graveyards in the county.
    • Limerick City Archives has the burial registers of Mount St. Lawrence and Mount St. Oliver
    • Limerick's Life has photos and transcripts of headstones from old graveyards in Limerick city.
    • Skibbereen Heritage Centre has photos and transcripts of headstones from 11 graveyards in the west Cork area.
    • Kerry Local Authority burials includes the burial records of 140 Kerry Local Authority Cemeteries.
    • Belfast city burials, (€) about 360,000 records from 1869 are available on the Belfast City Council website.
    • Cork Archives has a burial records for a number of cemeteries in the Cork city area.

  • Other

    • Thirty-five Genealogical Office manuscripts online. More detail here and here.

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