Books by Chris Paton

Priced £7.95, published by Family History Partnership, from February 26th 2010

"Author Chris Paton... lives and breathes the advice here, with his enthusiasm apparent in the animated tone. At under £8 this is excellent value... A friendly and informative guide for beginners" - Your Family Tree, May 2010 (issue 90)

Tracing Your Family History on the Internet, by Chris Paton (Pen and Sword Ltd, £12.99, March 2011) 



 

Irish talk notes:

The following websites were discussed at the Irish Resources Online sessions given by me at the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society in June 2011.

 

Session 1

www.familysearch.org civil birth indexes 1864-1958 ROI (marriages from 1845); 1864-1922 NI (marriages from 1845)

www.groireland.ie - General Register Office Ireland

www.hse.ie/eng/services/Find_a_Service/bdm/Certificates_ie/ - Health Service Executive Ireland

www.groni.gov.uk - General Register Office Northern Ireland

www.rootsireland.ie - Irish Family History Foundation

www.ancestryireland.com - Ulster Historical Foundation

www.irishgenealogy.ie - Irish Government site, Kerry, Carlow, Cork, Dublin

www.emeraldancestors.com - Ulster (mainly Northern Ireland) records

Various sites for British overseas indexes include Irish entries - www.findmypast.co.uk has fully searchable databses including army chaplaincy records, consular returns etc, whilst the same indexes can be found at www.familyrelatives.com but must be browsed. ScotlandsPeople (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk) also has the Bishopric of the Forces Roman Catholic records.

www.igp-web.com - Irish Genealogy Project Archives include photos of many cemteries, such as Mount Jerome in Dublin.

www.historyfromheadstones.com - History from Headstones, burials in the north

www.irishgraveyards.ie - Irish Graveyards - all Ireland burials

www.glasnevintrust.ie/genealogy - Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Pay per view, burials from 1828 to present day

www.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialrecords/search.asp - Belfast City Council burial records for City Cemetery, Dundonald and Roselawn cemeteries

www.census.nationalarchives,ie - 1901 and 1911 all Ireland

www.censusfinder.com/ireland.htm - pre-1901 census fragments

www.ireland-genealogy.com - Irish 1841 and 1851 census extracts for pension applications, mainly from 1915-1922. Also available on Ancestry.co.uk and through LDS FamilySearch catalogue

 

Session 2

www.findmypast.ie - major new site from Brightsolid and Eneclann. Many records previously on Irish Origins, though new collections are also being added. Lots happening imminently - see blog post at http://scottishancestry.blogspot.com/2011/02/irish-digitisation-news-update.html

www.ancestry.co.uk/irish - Ancestry's new irish records portal - separate pages for Northern Ireland and ROI, but check both as some all island based records may only be found on one of the pages.

www.proni.gov.uk - Public Record Office Northern Ireland, Belfast

www.lennonwylie.co.uk - Belfast and NI directories 1805-1913

www.nationalarchives.ie - National Archives of Ireland site, Dublin

www.nli.ie - National Library of Ireland - Sources database and major photography database - and will be digitising Roman Catholic registers, though not indexing them - see http://scottishancestry.blogspot.com/2010/11/irish-roman-catholic-registers-to-be.html

www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index/xml - Griffith's Valuation (this is the free to access Primary Valuation - but a more complete version, with amended entries etc, is available at www.origins.net - but this is subscription based)

www.irishtimes.com/search - Irish Times archive

www.irishnewsarchives.com - Mostly ROI, many digitised newspapers

http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs - 19th century newspapers, including Belfast Newsletter and The Freeman's Journal (Dublin based)    Free access if subscribe to National Library of Scotland's licensed online digital collections at www.nls.uk

www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk - major ten year digitisation project of newspapers from British Library by FindmyPast.co.uk

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~econnolly/ - Eddie's Extracts

www.belfast-gazette.co.uk - Belfast Gazette

www.irisofigiuil.ie - ROI equivalent from 1922, archive only online from 2002  (NB: pre 1922 Dublin Gazette not online)

www.irishorigins.net - various resources: 1851 census heads from Dublin, 1848 William Smith O' Brien petitions, some burial records, militia records, directories, and various other collections

www.irishfamilyresearch.co.uk - various

www.ancestry.co.uk - WW1 service records (only a third survive); WW1 medal index cards. Some WW2 POW records.

www.findmypast.co.uk - 1760-1913 Chelsea Pension records from TNA (Kew) - militia records and Royal Hospital Kilmainham (Dublin) pension records coming soon. Also other military collections, including Napoleonic wars records and 12,000 Irish soldiers included in Army Deserters 1828-1840 collection (in Other Records Collection 1320-1996, located in Specialist Records section).

www.origins.net - Militia Attestations 1872-1915 (12,500 names), and 1798 rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders (8000 names)

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk - UK National Archives at Kew - various military and merchant seamen records via Documents Online section. Various irish records forthcoming, inc Royal Irish Constabularly records and War of Independence. (RIC records partially indexed at Ancestry.co.uk)

http://history.wisc.edu/archdeacon/famine/plu.html - Poor Law unions map of Ireland

http://movinghere.org.uk/deliveryfiles/PRO/MFQ1_925/0/1.pdf - Poor law union maps (replace last digit 1 with 2 and 3 for additional maps)

http://movinghere.org.uk/galleries/histories/irish/settling/removal_1.html - Irish poor law removals from England and Scotland

http://parlipapers.chadwyck.co.uk/marketing/index.jsp - House of Commons Parliamentary papers - contains lists of irish people removed from Britain in 19th C and sent back to Ireland

www.raymondscountydownwebsite.com - includes poor people returns to Ireland from Scotland 1867/1869/1875-1879

 

Also:

FindmyPast www.findmypast.co.uk - has promised some new Irish material later in 2011, content not yet known

The National Archives (Kew) www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Lots more happening in next few months!