United Kingdom & Ireland - Ireland

The Mayo Orphan Girls

This site, by Barbara Barclay, has been created as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Heritage Studies at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Mayo Campus and forms an ongoing project to discover more information about the 137 Mayo…

The Great Irish Famine Online

This site by the Geography Department, University College Cork and Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht offers access interactive maps containing detailed information on the impact of the famine on each of 3,000 civil parishes and 1,600 towns. You…

Find A Grave

Use this site to find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one’s memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the…

Cork County Library – Local Studies Digital Library

This local studies collection encompasses all aspects of life in County Cork, past and present.  The unique collections include:• Cork Collection • Irish Reference Collection • Local history files • Family History Collection • Periodical Collection • Newspaper Collection• Cork…

Free UK Genealogy – Human transcription of family history data

Free UK Genealogy works with volunteers to make transcriptions of family history records. Current projects include transcribing the England and Wales index of Births Marriages and Deaths, historic Parish Registers and 19th Century Censuses. The resulting databases FreeBMD, FreeCEN and…

Irish Ancestors by John Grenham

This extensive site offers access to a wealth of information via several databases. These include: • Irish Surnames – a search returns the surname mapped, a list of variants, surname histories and details of published family histories and more •…

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…

Drumragh – Tyrone Ireland – Roman Catholic Parish Registers

The free online database covers: • Baptisms 1846-1910• Marriages 1846-1927• Deaths 1846-1942The records include free high quality digital images of the registers. Note: These indexes extend beyond what is available from the National Library of Ireland, Ancestry.com and Findmypast. New