Appendix: Online Irish Record Locations and Tools mentioned in Course.

This appendix summarises the online Irish record locations and tools mentioned in each module of this course.


Module 1: Introduction to the course.

  • No record sets/tools mentioned.

Module 2: Trace back to your first-known Irish Immigrant in your country.

    Record set/tool mentioned:Location:Note:
    Ancestry.comhttp://www.ancestry.com/Pay for access. Often free as part of library membership
    Familysearch.orghttps://familysearch.org/Free.
    Myheritage.comhttps://www.myheritage.com/Pay for access.
    Findmypast.comhttp://www.findmypast.com/Pay for access.

    Module 3: Irish Land Divisions – What you need to know before Searching the Irish Records.

      Record set/tool mentioned:Location:Note:
      Land Division Research WorksheetSee inside module.A worksheet that we use to capture our discoveries as we move through the course.
      Johngrenham.comhttps://www.johngrenham.com/Pay for access. However, we use the free elements of the site for our research. Full site access free to Green Room members.
      swilson.infohttps://www.swilson.info/index.phpFree.
      Townlands.iehttps://www.townlands.ie/Free.
      Irish Placename Research WorksheetSee inside module.A worksheet that we use to capture our discoveries as we move through the course.

      Module 4: Irish Record Sets – What’s Available and Where to find them.

        Record set/tool mentioned:Location:Note:
        Johngrenham.comhttps://www.johngrenham.com/Irish Church records: Johngrenham.com offers an excellent way to discover which Irish church records are available and where to find them.
        Pay for access. However, we use the free elements of the site for our research. Full site access free to Green Room members.
        Irishgenealogy.iehttp://www.irishgenealogy.ie/Irish Civil records: Indexes, transcriptions and original records for all counties on the island of Ireland up to 1921. Post 1921 – excludes 6 counties of Northern Ireland.
        Free access.
        General Register office Northern Irelandhttps://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/Irish Civil records: Free access only to Indexes for 6 counties of Norther Ireland. Images of original records can be accessed for a fee.
        Free access to indexes, paid access to original records.
        Tithe Applotment Books (26 counties of the Republic of Ireland)http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/Land records from 1823-1838. 26 Counties of the Republic of Ireland. Free access.
        Tithe Applotment Books (6 counties of Northern Ireland)https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/public-record-office-northern-ireland-proni – access through “e-catalogue”.Land records from 1823-1838. 6 Counties of Northern Ireland. Free access.
        Griffith’s Valuationhttp://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/Land records from 1847-1864. All Counties of Ireland. Free access.
        Valuation Revision Books (Cancelled Land Books)6 Counties of Northern Ireland until 1930s: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/searching-valuation-revision-books (can be browsed online for free).

        26 Counties of the Repulic of Ireland until the mid-1960s: http://www.valoff.ie/en/Archives_Genealogy_Public_Office/ (can only be browsed in office for free. Order remotely for a fee.
        Annual revisions of valuations following Griffith’s Valuation. Shows change in tenancy/ownership for a property.
        Irish census recordshttp://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/Mostly the 1901 and 1911 census – all island of Ireland. Fragments of other census. Free access.
        Irish Records Research WorksheetSee inside modulePulls together information and links to most frequently used Irish record sets to use as you go through the course.

        Module 5: Let’s Search the Irish Census & Civil Records.

          Record set/tool mentioned:Location:Note:
          Irish Records Research WorksheetSee inside modulePulls together information and links to most frequently used Irish record sets to use as you go through the course.
          Irish census recordshttp://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/Mostly the 1901 and 1911 census – all island of Ireland. Fragments of other census. Free access.
          Irishgenealogy.iehttp://www.irishgenealogy.ie/Irish Civil records: Indexes, transcriptions and original records for all counties on the island of Ireland up to 1921. Post 1921 – excludes 6 counties of Northern Ireland.
          Free access.
          Case-study Discovery Questions and Answers Worksheet.See inside modulePulls together discovery questions and uncovered answers as you go through the course.

          Module 6: Let’s Search the Irish Church Records.

            Record set/tool mentioned:Location:Note:
            Case-study Discovery Questions and Answers Worksheet.See inside modulePulls together discovery questions and uncovered answers as you go through the course.
            Land Division Research WorksheetSee inside moduleA worksheet that we use to capture our discoveries as we move through the course.
            Johngrenham.comhttps://www.johngrenham.com/Irish Church records: Johngrenham.com offers an excellent way to discover which Irish church records are available and where to find them.
            Pay for access. However, we use the free elements of the site for our research. Full site access free to Green Room members.
            Catholic Parish Registers at the National Library of Irelandhttps://registers.nli.ie/Allows you to browse RC Baptism, Marriage and Deaths/Burial records by RC parish.
            Free access.
            Rootsireland.iehttps://www.rootsireland.ie/Holding site for Irish county genealogical records. Especially useful for searching church records.
            Pay for access. However, you can try it out with a 24 hour inexpensive pass.

            Module 7: Let’s Search the Irish Land Records.

              Record set/tool mentioned:Location:Note:
              Case-study Discovery Questions and Answers Worksheet.See inside modulePulls together discovery questions and uncovered answers as you go through the course.
              Land Division Research WorksheetSee inside moduleA worksheet that we use to capture our discoveries as we move through the course.
              Griffith’s Valuationhttp://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/Land records from 1847-1864. All Counties of Ireland. Free access.
              Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Irelandhttps://www.libraryireland.com/topog/placeindex.phpProvides a lot of useful information on areas in Ireland in the mid 1800s – compiled in 1837. Free access.
              Tithe Applotment Books (26 counties of the Republic of Ireland)http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/Land records from 1823-1838. 26 Counties of the Republic of Ireland. Free access.
              Logainm – Irish placename databasehttps://www.logainm.ie/en/A useful resource site for details on Irish placenames – you will often see notes on previous names/spellings for different placenames. Free access.

              Module 8: Conclusion and What to do next.

                Record set/tool mentioned:Location:Note:
                Case-study Discovery Questions and Answers Worksheet.See inside modulePulls together discovery questions and uncovered answers as you go through the course.

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