Maps, places and surnames

Irish Ancestors by John Grenham

This extensive site offers access to a wealth of information via several databases. These include: • Irish Surnames – a search returns the surname mapped, a list of variants, surname histories and details of published family histories and more •…

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage – Ireland

The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) is a section within the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The work of the NIAH involves identifying and recording the architectural heritage of Ireland, from 1700 to the present day.  This…

FamilySearch Place Research Tool

This new tool has replaced the Place Standard Finder and performs the same functionality and more. It provides access to standardized information about locations and can assist researchers in searching for exact spellings, checking whether locations exist, as well as…

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online (TGN)

The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included. Other information related to history, population, culture, art and…

Old Maps Online

The OldMapsOnline Portal is a gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by…

Place Names of Northern Ireland

This database includes historical administrative names of counties, baronies, districts, parishes, townlands etc, and names of rivers, lakes, mountains and other physical details in the six counties of Northern Ireland. (Antrim, Armagh, Derry/Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone). New