On 13 April,
1922, there was a fire in Dublin and many of Ireland's records were
destroyed. The Four Courts was a repository of Irish public records,
state, domestic, manorial records, wills, and ecclesiastical records.
This has made research in Ireland more difficult. The good news is some
were saved and some records can also be found at the local levels.
Genealogy books by County
Each individual book acts as a hands on guide to finding your family,
with actual records and contacts.
A "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of
particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. The information that is provided
in GENUKI relates to primary historical material.
of the Four Masters
A free searchable online database consisting of contemporary and historical
texts from many areas, including literature and the other arts.
Peerage and Gentry
A subscription based service with databases on the Uk and Ireland's
titled and landed families. Some good (free) articles on Irish genealogy
research, history and maps.
A source for Irish Gaelic Nobility, Heraldry and Genealogy
Irish Townland Database: if you know the name of a town that your ancestors
came from but cannot find it on a map, this resource will help locate
History in Maps
Maps and History of Early Irish territories, clans, tribes and placenames.
National Archives of Ireland
Original Irish records and manuscripts. A searchable database of available
records and a list of genealogical researchers.
Cemetery inscriptions of Ireland by county.
Wild Geese Today
"The Epic History and Heritage of the Irish"
will not look forward to posterity
who never look backward to their ancestors."