Maps, places and surnames

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

The Heritage Council (Ireland) – Heritage Maps

Heritage Maps allows viewing of a wide range of unique heritage data sets on a map. These data sets have been collected by government departments and local authorities through the County Heritage Plans. Many have not been shown publicly before.…

Historypin

Historypin lets you share historical pictures and stories by pinning them to a location on a world map. Google Street View can be overlaid with the historical photos for a modern comparison. Museums, individuals, local history societies, historical photo archives,…

Down Survey Maps

The Down Survey of Ireland was undertaken by the Cromwell regime in 1656-1658. It created the first recognizable maps of Ireland and a detailed national survey which measured all estates to be forfeited by Catholic landowners. This site features a…

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…

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…

IrishGenealogy.ie

IrishGenealogy.ie is a free family history website by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The online data includes:• Church records – access 3+ million pre 1900 Church of Ireland records for Dublin City, Kerry and Carlow; Roman Catholic…

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections – Ireland

There are 13 Historical Record Collections for Ireland. They include: • Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881• Civil Registration Indexes, birth, death & marriages 1864-1958. Marriage index 1845-1864 (non-Catholic)• Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920 • Census 1821 (surviving fragments); Census 1831…

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…