Maps, places and surnames

FIND’s Sketchmap

This site allows you to create, customise, annotate and PDF your own maps for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The user-friendly mapping toolkit allows you to annotate with shapes, text, symbols, styling, use measuring tools and save to PDF…

Curious Fox

This site is a village by village contact site for UK and Ireland villages, towns and counties. Family history, local history, surname and genealogy contact messages are arranged by place and can viewed and submitted. This site is free to…

GENUKI- Surname Lists

GENUKI – Surname Lists. This site has links to 30+ surname lists for various counties in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales plus the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These lists provide details of surnames being researched by individual family…

Galway City Council – Galway Public Libraries

The Local History link details what is held. Online records include:• The 1842 Ordnance Survey 6 Inch Maps for Galway. This link also includes a database of Galway place names.

Dublin City Library and Archive, Heritage and History Online

Dublin City Library and Archive, Heritage and History online covers: Dublin and Irish Collections with local history resourcesDublin City Archives with records of Dublin’s civic government from 1171 and private archives relating to DublinFamily History with resources to assist youImage…

The Irish Manuscripts Commission – Digital books

The Commission has digitised many of their out of print publications and made them freely available online, all fully keyword searchable. A small example of what is available includes:  • Registry of Deeds Dublin abstracts of wills – volume 1,…

Clare County Library, Ireland – Online Resources

This site has an impressive array of online resources. Use the site search engine for one stop searching and access. • The Genealogy and Family Historylink offers access to  online records which include: land, census; school registers and roll books;…

Ask About Ireland – Griffiths Valuation of Ireland

Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland 1847-1864 is an invaluable resource and census substitute. It lists every household head and occupier of land in Ireland. This site offers a family name search, place name search and name book search. There is free…

RootsIreland.ie

RootsIreland.ie is the database run by the non-profit Irish Family History Foundation, coordinators of the county genealogy centres network. It offers access to 20+ million Irish records held by these centres. The records available include:• Baptismal/Birth records• Marriage recordsThe indexed…

Ireland Genealogy Project & Ireland Genealogy Project Archives

This site offers access to a valuable collection of material not readily available elsewhere. There are significant collections of monumental inscriptions, headstone photographs and parish register transcriptions available. The site is arranged by county and within each county by categories…