Mountbellew Workhouse Project – Galway – Ireland

A project group is being formed to trace the descendants of the Orphan Girls Scheme who emigrated to Australia on the ship ‘Palestine’. The project will be twofold.  One line of inquiry will trace the lives of the Orphan Girls’ descendants in…

dúchas.ie – National Folklore Collection of Ireland

dúchas.ie is a project to digitize the National Folklore Collection of Ireland, one of the largest folklore collections in the world. The Schools’ Collection is the first collection being made available on this site. It is a collection of folklore…

The Irish Mission at Watson House (New York)

The Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary for the Protection of Irish Immigrant Girls operated from 1883 to 1954 in Watson House overlooking New York Harbour. It was close to the Castle Garden immigration depot. The mission aimed to…

Irish Genealogical Research Society – Unique resources

Use the Resources link to access Unique Resources. These include: • Early Irish Marriage Index (pre 1864) with 213,000+ entries. This free index has been compiled from records at  the Registry of Deeds in Dublin plus newspaper announcements, marriages noted…

Ancestry.com – Ireland – Birth, Marriage and Death collections

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records.  The online data collections include Roman Catholic parish registers from a selection of parishes in Armagh, Carlow, Derry, Donegal, Dublin, Galway,…

Galway County Council Archives Archive Collections

These collections include:• Poor Law Unions • Rural District Councils • Board of Health & Public Assistance • Galway Hospitals• Galway County Council • Loughrea Town Commissioners • Private Collections • Small CollectionsSome digistised (PDF) material is available

A Little Bit of Ireland

This site by Cathy Joynt Labath. This extensive site, has not been updated recently, but it contains useful online databases particularly for counties Clare, Galway, Limerick, Mayo and Roscommon. A site search engine enables quick and easy searching of this…

National Archives of Ireland – Genealogy Site

This site offers free access to searchable databases and images of the original records for: • Census of Ireland, 1901 and 1911 • Census survivals, 1821-1851.  Fragments survive for: Antrim 1851; Belfast city (one ward only) 1851; Cavan 1821 and…

Peter Madden’s Emigrant Databases – Ireland and Scotland

There are databases for Galway, Ireland, 1828-1864, Tipperary, Ireland, 1828-1865 and Inverness, Scotland, 1828-1866. These databases record the details of assisted emigrants from these counties to New South Wales and Queensland with some to Victoria. They list name, age, year…