Resources and databases

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the family history site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It offers free access 8+ billion searchable names and 3.2+ billion digitised records worldwide. Resources include FamilySearch Catalog; FamilySearch Digital Library with 500,000+ digitised books…

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…

Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans

This blog by Trevor McClaughlin is his attempt to set down what he knows about Earl Grey’s Famine orphan scheme, a topic he has extensively researched since the 1970s.  The blog categories include: “Belfast Girls”, Atlas of the Great Irish…

Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers 1818-1852

The Francis J Crowley Bequest project is a five year project at the National Archives of Ireland to catalogue and make available the papers of the Office of Chief Secretary of Ireland from 1818 to 1852. The papers contain material…

Jewish Communities and Records – United Kingdom

This site aims to record the details of all Jewish communities and congregations that existed in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar. Currently the site has 6,000 pages detailing more than 1,200 Jewish congregations. New

Cyndi’s List – Ireland

Cyndi’s list is a free categorized and cross-referenced list of links for genealogical research. Currently there are 4,160+ links for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Children’s Homes

This site by Peter Higginbotham aims to provide information on all the many and varied institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. These establishments range from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, or with…

First Derry Archives – Plantation and Penal Laws

This site, designed as a school resource, explores the rich history of the city of Derry-Londonderry from the beginning of the Plantation of Ulster through to the implementation of strict Penal Laws against Catholics and Dissenters in the late 17th…

DHO:Discovery

The Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO), by the Royal Irish Academy, is a gateway to Irish digital collections and resources, information and knowledge. Searches can be filtered by text, image, sound or video. In Aug 2013 this site ceased updating. It is…