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Census Records

Search the Census (1821, 1841, 1851, 1901 & 1911)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Electronic Catalogue / Will Calendars / Freeholder Records / Ulster Covenant / Church Records / Landed Estate Records

General Search for Births, Deaths and Marriages

Births and Deaths (registration starts in 1864). Marriages (registration for non-Catholic marriages, including Registry marriages from 1845; Catholic marriages from 1864).

Church records for Kerry, Cork, Carlow and Dublin; also includes Wills and Tithe records for the Republic of Ireland and Wills for the whole of Ireland up until 1922. Now includes all civil births from 1864 until 1917 for the whole of Ireland.

Civil Registration Dublin / Roscommon

Civil Registration / Belfast

Migration Records

Ellis Island / 51 million + passenger record archive

Castle Garden / The US First Immigration Centre – 11 million records of immigrants who arrived in New York between 1820 and 1892

British Parliamentary Papers / Documenting Ireland. Parliament, People and Migration

Mellon Centre for Migration Studies / a dedicated migration resource centre on the island of Ireland with specialist expertise in the story of the migration of the peoples of the island of Ireland across the globe.

New York City History – Ellis Island: Useful links supplied by US National Law Firm Parker Waichman LLP

Military Records

National Archives, UK – Documents Online, Catalogue, Medal Index.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission / Search for war combatant casualties online.

Western Front Association / First World War archive

The Somme Museum and Association / Created to ensure that the sacrifices of all those from Ireland who served in the First World War – and those of their families – would continue to be honoured and remembered.

US Military Records / Run by

The Gazette / Official public record for the UK – includes military awards and citations

Records of military in the Irish Free State and Republic of Ireland from 1922 to 1970s, as well as material pertaining to the Irish volunteers and the Independence movement 1913-1921

The Inniskillings Regimental Museum / The Royal Inniskillings were a regiment raised in Co. Fermanagh dating from the late 17th century.

War Memorials


History From Headstones / A project of the Ulster Historical Foundation to encourage people to take an interest in the graveyards of Northern Ireland and to provide an online resource for those searching for their ancestors.

Catholic Diocese of Clogher

Church of Ireland Diocese of Clogher

Griffiths Valuation / Maps for the whole of Ireland. It is possible to identify individual townlands

S Wilson / Features access to the 1834 Ordnance Survey Map of Ireland

Townlands / Allows visitors to search for individual townlands in the whole of Ireland

Miscellaneous Records

Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Papers 1818 – 1830

Trinity College Dublin / Depositions following the 1641 Rebellion

Ulster Historical Foundation / Website

Landed Estates / Connacht and Muster

National Archives of Ireland / Genealogy Website

Civil Registration Records / Prisoner Records / Shipping Records / Military Records


North of Ireland Family History Society

Northern Ireland Libraries

National Library of Ireland

Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland

Genealogical Society of Ireland

Fermanagh County Museum

Family Search / A search of this archive in preparation for visits to Belfast and Dublin registry offices is recommended

Clans of Ireland (Finte na hÉireann) – Established to authenticate Irish Clans and historic families and promote their interests.

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