Resources and databases

Irish Genealogy Toolkit

Irish Genealogy Toolkit by Claire Santry is a free and independent guide to finding your Irish ancestors. There is up to date research advice plus a vast amount of information on genealogical resources in Ireland.This includes a two part guide…

Irish History Online – A bibliography of Irish history

Irish History Online is an ongoing project that currently lists 102,000+ bibliographic records (published from 1930s, some earlier) covering Irish history from earliest times to the present. TIP: Use this site to locate titles of interest and then search for an eBook…

Royal Irish Academy Library – Special and Digital collections

The Special collections include medieval and modern manuscripts; print collections plus prints, drawings and photographs. The Digital collections include:• 5,000+ 18th and 19th century antiquarian drawings online• Irish Script on Screen –  a project is to make Irish manuscripts available…

Royal Dublin Society – Past Members’ Database

Founded in 1731, the Royal Dublin Society is a philanthropic Society supported by membership subscriptions and commercial activities which continues to fulfil its commitment to furthering the broad economic and cultural development of Ireland. The online database lists all past…

Legacies of British Slave-ownership

In 1833 the British Parliament abolished slavery in the British Caribbean, Mauritius and the Cape. The negotiated settlement established an apprenticeship system which tied the newly freed slaves into unfree labour for fixed terms. It also granted £20 million in compensation to the…

Findmypast – Full list of Irish Family History Records

The commercial site Findmypast has a vast collection of world records. Use this list to see what Irish records are available. They are arranged by the following categories:• Census, Land & Substitutes• Churches & Religion• Education & Work • Immigration…

Findmypast – World Records

The commercial site Findmypast has a vast collection of world records. These include:• UK BMD Records – A large online collection of UK parish records, 1.5+ million records• US Marriage Records – These span 360 years with 450+ million names•…

Ancestry.com – Ireland Family History Research Page

There are 176+ data collections online. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records.  The collections are arranged in the following categories:• Ireland Census & Voter Lists• Ireland Birth, Marriage &…

Ancestry.com – Ireland – Convict, Criminal, Land & Wills data collections

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records. These online data collections include:• Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation, 1848-1864• Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837• Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1844-1847• Registry of…

Irish Jewish Genealogical Society

The Irish Jewish Family History Database, compiled by Stuart Rosenblatt, contains information on 48,000+ individuals who lived in Ireland between 1700 and the present day.