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  • 1939 "War Time" National Register Service. Created under the The National Registration Act 1939, the 1939 Register for England, Northern Ireland and Wales was originally the responsibility of the Registrar General who, under the 1939 Act created a register of the civilian population.

  • Adams, Raymond D. Ulster Emigration to Philadelphia. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 1992, reprinted 2006.

  • Ask About Ireland. AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project is an initiative of public libraries together with local museums and archives in the digitization and online publication of the original, the unusual and the unique material from their local studies' collections to create a national Internet resource for culture.

  • Bardon, Jonathan. A Guide to Local History Sources in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 2000.
     
  • Begley, Donal E., ed. Irish Genealogy: A Record Finder. 1981; reprinted, Dublin: Heraldic Artists, 1987.

  • Belfast Gazette. Published By Authority. Official Newspaper of Record for the UK and a modern, efficient way to disseminate and record official, regulatory and legal information in print, online and electronic forms.
     
  • Betit, Kyle J. and Dwight A. Radford. A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2001.

  • Black, J. Anderson. Your Irish Ancestors. New York: Paddington Press, 1974.
     
  • Bossard, Sharon Shea. Finding My Irish. Lake Zurich, Illinois: Shea Publications, 2005.
     
  • The Boston Pilot, 1831 to 1921. In October 1831, an advertisement appeared in the Pilot newspaper seeking a Patrick McDermott, whose wife and family, newly arrived from Ireland, would be returned by the Emigrant Commissioner if he was not located. This was the first ad in what became known as the "Missing Friends" column, which ran for 91 years. There are more than 31,000 entries.

  • Bru Boru Cultural Centre Online Irish Genealogy Databases for Co. Tipperary (South) This site is part of the Irish Genealogical Online Record Search System (ORS), an all Ireland initiative organised by the Irish Family History Foundation.
     
  • Camp, Anthony J. Sources for Irish Genealogy in the Library of the Society of Genealogists. London: Society of Genealogists, 1990.

  • Campbell, R.G. Scotch-Irish Family Research Made Simple. Munroe Falls, Ohio: Summit Publications, 1982.
     
  • Census of Ireland 1901 and 1911. National Archives of Ireland. The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland.

  • The Church of Ireland Genealogy and Family History. The archives of the Church of Ireland, and particularly parochial registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, are a primary source for genealogists and family historians. Although many registers were destroyed in the past, especially in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922, many others have survived in a number of custodies and are available to researchers.
     
  • Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. The professional research service for County Clare.

  • Collins, E.J. Irish Family Research Made Simple. Munroe Falls, Ohio: Summit Publications, 1985.

  • Collins, Peter. County Monaghan Sources in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1998. A detailed examination of estate papers, not a general sources guide.

  • County Clare Library. This website is created and maintained by staff of the library's ICT & Information Services Department at Library Headquarters, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. This 'website' is in reality a collection of separate websites and services, including the Online Catalogue, Foto (the photograph collection), the online Forums, the library blog, the eAudio service, the GoogleMini search facility and the 'main' website covering library services and information about the culture of County Clare.
     
  • County Mayo, Ireland.
     
  • The County Meath Ireland Genealogical Project. Has a vast source of information, including maps, transcriptions of parish records, census records, cemetery data, vital statistics, and much more.
     
  • County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre. Offers a comprehensive genealogical service to people tracing their County Sligo roots from all over the world.

  • De Burgh, U.H. Hussey.  The Landowners of Ireland, an Alphabetical List of the Owners of Estates of 500 Acres or 500 Valuation and upwards, in Ireland with the Acreage and Valuation in Each County. 1878, CD-Rom reprint by Eneclann, Ltd., 2007.

  • DeGrazia, Laura Murphy and Diane Fitzpatrick Haberstroh, compilers. Irish Relatives and Friends: From "Information Wanted" Ads in the Irish-American, 1850-1871. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001.
     
  • DIGdat - Digital Irish Database. A subscription database of scarce Irish genealogical resources, with some free databases.
     
  • Dobson, David. Irish Emigrants in North America [1775-1825] Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 1994, 1995, 2004 reprint.
     
  • Dobson, David. Irish Emigrants in North America [1775-1825]. Part Four and Part Five. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 1998, 1999, 2004 reprint.
     
  • Dobson, David. Irish Emigrants to North America [1670-1830] Part Six. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2003.

  • Dobson, David. Irish Emigrants in North America. Part 7.  Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008. Based mainly on archival sources in Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Scotland, and the U.S.

  • Dobson, David. The People of Ireland, 1600-1699, Part 1. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2007. This 100-page book is an alphabetical index of people who lived in Ireland between 1600 and 1699. Since the data was taken from a wide variety of sources, each entry varies in scope and content.
     
  • Dobson, David. Ships from Ireland to Early America 1623-1850. Volume 2. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2004.

  • Duffy, Godfrey F. Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors. Flyleaf Press, 1996.

  • Ellis, Eilish. Emigrants from Ireland, 1847-1852: State-aided Emigration Schemes from Crown Estates in Ireland. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993.

  • Emerald Isle Ancestors. Emerald Ancestors provide instant access to one of the largest collections of Northern Irish genealogy records available, as well as a range of rare Ulster history book reprints. Offers an extensive Ulster genealogy database containing birth, marriage, death, and census records for over 1 million Northern Irish ancestors and because Emerald Ancestors specalise in Northern Ireland Genealogy, we have one of the most comprehensive collections of Antrim, Armagh, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone and Down genealogy records available online. $ Subscription product.

  • Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland 1801 - 1922.  Involves the cataloguing and full-text digitization of a selection of British Parliamentary papers taken from the University of Southampton's unique Ford Collection of Official Publications.
     
  • e-Search - Ireland's E-mail Directory. A free Irish database where people can register their name and e-mail., so others can find and contact them.

  • Fáilte Romhat. This site contains information about my research into my family genealogy. Names currently being researched are Hayes, O'Connor, Brown, Fox, Santry, Callaghan and Murphy. My paternal grandfather came from Derryduff near Rosscarbery, my paternal grandmother was born in Dingle. My maternal grandparents came from Mullagh, Moynalty, Tierworker areas of Meath/Cavan. It also includes genealogical information extracted from various census, directories, cemeteries and newspapers.

  • Fairbairn, James, compiler. Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983.
     
  • Falley, Margaret Dickson. Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records, Methods, and Sources in Ireland. 2 volumes. 1962; reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988.

  • Falley, Margaret Dickson. Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records, Methods, and Sources in Ireland.

  • Family Relatives. $ Subscription Product.

  • Family Tree Maker. Family Tree Maker: Passenger and Immigration Lists: Irish Immigrants to North america, 1803-1871. Novato, California: The Learning Company, 1998.
     
  • Fianna Guide to Irish Genealogy. A free site containing more than 500 pages of information, and some transcripts. The most valuable section is the listing of what records exist, by county, where they are located and if they are filmed.
     
  • Finding Your Irish Immigrant Ancestor's Place of Birth in Ireland.
     
  • FitzGerald, Charles D. "Chuck." "The Conquest of Ireland." Everton's Genealogical Helper 61,1 (January/February 2007): 38-47. A fascinating tale of Irish history of the 12th century.

  • Forgotten Irish Women Found by Priest By Sean O' Driscoll. From Irish Voice.

  • Franklin, Margaret. Tracing Your Limerick Ancestors. Flyleaf Press, 2003.
     
  • Freeman's Journal Index July 1817 to September 1823. Index to more than 15,000 birth, marriage and death announcements appearing in the Freeman's Journal, a leading Irish newspaper, from 1817-23.

  • French, Noel E. Meath Ancestors: A Guide to Sources for Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Meath. Trim, Co. Meath: Trymme Press, 1993.

  • From Ireland Genealogy & Family History [Dr. Jane Lyons]: Given Name Variations.
  • Galway Advertiser, Ireland 1970-2010. All issues of the Galway Advertiser from 1970 to date are available here to search and browse. Full and free access is available to everyone to search and browse the archive, the only limitation is on the download of pdf documents.
     
  • General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland. Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984, 1861. Also available on microfiche.
     
  • General Register Office. The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland . It is concerned with civil registration matters only, and does not engage in Genealogical/Family History research.
  • General Register Office (GRONI) (Northern Ireland). GRONI holds all birth and death records for Northern Ireland.

  • General Register Office, Roscommon, Ireland: Republic of Ireland birth, marriage, and death certificates. The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in Ireland . It is concerned with civil registration matters only, and does not engage in Genealogical/Family History research. Records of marriages other than Roman Catholic marriages date back to 1st April 1845 . Records of Births, Deaths and Roman Catholic Marriages date back to 1st January 1864.
     
  • Genuki - A large collection of genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, The Channel Islands, and the Isle of man.
     
  • Glazier, Ira A. & Michael H. Tepper. The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851. 7 volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983-1986.

  • Grehan, Ida. Irish Family Histories. Niwot, Colorado: Roberts Rinehart Publishers; Key Porter Books, 1993.

  • Grehan, Ida. A Pocket Guide to Irish Family Names. Belfast, Ireland: Appletree Press, 1985.
     
  • Grenham, John. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. 3rd edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006.
     
  • Griffith's Primary Valuation, which covers the period between 1848 and 1864, records the name of the head of the household, the landowner, the acreage, the property value, and the amount of tax assessed.
     
  • GSI Society. Founded in 1990, the society promotes the study of Irish genealogy, heraldry, and social history at home and overseas. They publish a monthly newsletter, "The Genie Gazette" available online.

  • A Guide to Irish Churches and Graveyards. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.

  • Hamrock, John. Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors. Flyleaf Press, 2007.
     
  • Hanrahan, George B., ed. Townlands in Poor Law Unions: A Reprint of Poor Law Union Pamphlets of the General Registrar's Office. Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Co., 1997.
     
  • Hayes, R. J. Manuscripts Sources for the History of Irish Civilization. 11 volumes. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1965.

  • Haywood, John. Atlas of the Celtic World. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2001.
     
  • Helferty, Seamus, and Raymond Refausse, editors. Directory of Irish Archives. 3d edition. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1999.

  • Helftery, Seamus and Raymond Refausse. Directory of Irish Archives. 4th ed. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003.
     
  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office. General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland, Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851. Dublin, 1861; reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.
     
  • Heritage Centers. There are Heritage Centers in each county in Ireland, but some are better than others.

  • Historic Graves. The Historic Graves project is a community focused grassroots heritage project in Ireland.

  • Hutchison, Brian W. Researching Irish Church Records--: Conformist & Non-Conformist. Toronto: Heritage Productions, 2001.

  • Index of Surnames of Householders in Griffith's Primary Valuation and the Tithe Applotment Books. 14 volumes. Dublin: National Library, 1970. Also available on microfilm/microfiche.
     
  • Information Wanted: A Database of Advertisements for Irish Immigrants Published in the Boston Pilot. From October 1831 through October 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a “Missing Friends” column with advertisements from people looking for “lost” friends and relatives who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States. This extraordinary collection of 37,921 records is available here as a searchable online database, which contains a text record for each ad that appeared in the Pilot.

  • Ireland-Australia Convict Transportation Database. This convicts database is based on transportation registers and petitions to government for pardon or commutation of sentence. The convict petitions date from the beginning of transportation to Australia, 1791, and the transportation registers start in 1836, since the prior transportation registers were destroyed in the Four Courts fire of 1922.

  • Ireland Genealogy Project.

  • Ireland GenWeb Project. This site is part of the WorldGenWeb Project and is the local resource index page for Ireland research.

  • Ireland Old News: Irish Death Notice Index. This page is an index of 54,622 obituaries of people who were born and/or died in Ireland, or whose deaths were mentioned in Irish newspapers. The actual obituaries are not necessarily available online. They have been indexed from newspapers all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as Ireland and elsewhere, including 25,056 entries from The Cork Examiner of the 19th and early 20th century, and 1,947 entries from the 19th century [New York] Irish-American.
     
  • Ireland Townlands Database. This tool will help you identify locations.

  • Ireland's Historical Mapping Archive.
     
  • Irish Ancestors. From the Irish Times.
     
  • Irish Ancestral Research Association. Links to Sites for Irish Research and Other Information.
     
  • Irish Church Records.

  • Irish Churches. A free site of pictures of various churches around Ireland. Historical information is provided.

  • Irish Emigration Database (Dunbrody). This database is compiled directly from the original Ship’s Passenger Manifests. It records Irish, English, Scottish, and Welsh immigrants arriving at the main US ports. For the port of New York, the database covers the years between 1846 and 1890. For Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Philadelphia the database covers only the famine years between 1846 and 1851. Access to the database is free through this website. Printouts are available for a fee.

  • Irish Family History Foundation. The Irish Family History Foundation is the coordinating body for a network of county based genealogical research centres on the island of Ireland. These centres have computerised millions of Irish genealogical records, including church records, census returns and gravestone inscriptions. You will find information here about the Irish Family History Foundation centre in each member county. Through them you can have research carried out on your family history from the millions of records which they have gathered over the years.

  • Irish Family Research. With hundreds of rare and, in most cases, exclusive searchable databases, as well as other essential Irish Genealogy Resources covering every Irish County, and not forgetting our regular updates of New Online Genealogical Materials, Newsletters, and Message Boards, this Site is the most Definitive Website for Irish Family History Research on the Internet today. $ Subscription
     
  • Irish Famine Migration to New Brunswick. Passenger records and extensive information about the Irish in New Brunswick.

  • Irish Genealogical Research Society. The IGRS was established in 1936 in London to encourage and promote the study of Irish genealogy and to collect books and manuscripts of genealogical value.  Membership is open to all who have an interest in Irish genealogy.

  • Irish Genealogical Society International. A non-profit genealogical society dedicated to assisting members and others in the discovery of their Irish ancestry.
     
  • Irish Genealogy. Irish Genealogy Ltd has been established to co-ordinate the Irish Genealogical Project, a unique undertaking that helps you find answers to the questions you have about your Irish roots.
     
  • Irish Genealogy Databases. From I Dream of Genealogy.
     
  • Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, From 1846-51.  This NARA database contains 604,596 persons who arrived in the Port of New York, from 1846 to 1851. Many of these passengers were famine immigrants. Approximately 70 percent of the passenger records list Ireland as the native country.
     
  • Irish Immigrants to North America. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. A CD comprising 10 volumes of Irish passenger lists naming approximately 60,000 immigrants, the earliest dating from 1735, the latest 1871.
     
  • Irish Maps Online. National Archives (UK). You can search and download more than 60 different maps depicting plantations, fortifications and townships in Ireland during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. They are among the earliest cartographic representations of Ireland and include the famous map of Hibernia drawn by John Goghe in 1567 (catalogue reference MPF 1/68).

  • Irish Mariners. This website contains an index of 23,000 Irish born merchant seamen contained in the CR10 series of index cards in the Southampton Civic Archives. The CR10 Archive holds 300,000 cards covering the multinational workforce of the British Merchant Marine during the period from early September 1918 and the end of World War 1 to December 1921. All ranks and jobs at sea are covered from master to scullion. A unique feature of the CR 10 cards is that they usually contain a good photograph of the seaman.

  • Irish Midlands Ancestry. Provides an ancestral research service covering the Midland counties of Laois and Offaly.
     
  • Irish Newspaper Archive.  This site has a variety of newspapers indexed, searchable and the original pages are available to view or download. Searching is free, and the images are viewed on a pay-per-view basis. You will to register to view articles.
     
  • Irish Origins. Irish Origins is the most authentic source for Irish genealogy information online, featuring the definitive version of Griffith's Primary Valuation of Ireland records and maps, the most important Irish genealogy research source prior to the 20th century, as well as the one-of-a-kind Irish Wills Index (1484-1858), the 1851 Dublin City Census, Irish Royal Garrison Artillery Records, and our new Irish Origins Library, all accessible via a free Irish name search. $ Subscription product.

  • Irish Passenger Lists - to US and Canada - search an extensive database of Irish passengers arriving (during 1800s) in US and Canadian ports.
     
  • Irish Passenger Lists, 1803-1806: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Ireland to America: Extracted from the Hardwicke Papers. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.

  • Irish Passenger Lists, 1847-1871: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Londonderry to American on Ships of the J & J Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988.

  • Irish Passengers Research Guide. Finding Ship Passenger & Immigration Records - Ireland to America - a Bibliography of Books, CD-Roms, Microfilm & Online Records by Joe Beine.
     
  • Irish Research News. Current happenings in the Irish family history community.
     
  • Irish Roots. Gateway to the home pages of the heritage/genealogy centres in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • Irish Roots Magazine. Irish Roots Magazine is published in March, June, September and December.  Irish Roots magazine - celebrating Irish ancestry, heritage, culture and traditions.
     
  • Irish Times' Irish Ancestors.

  • Irish Times Digital Archive, 1859-2009. Archive Search contains both irishtimes.com and The Irish Times newspaper Archives. The irishtimes.com archive contains material published on irishtimes.com from 1996 onwards, while the newspaper archive contains exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards.

  • Irish Townland Maps. Past Homes. Surveyed between 1829 and 1843, the Irish Townland Maps are packed with detail and are of superb quality and craftsmanship.
     
  • Irvine, Sherry and Nora M. Hickey. Going to Ireland: A Genealogical Researcher's Guide. Ancestry Ireland, 1998.
     
  • Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society. This site has the complete table of contents to the Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society 1891-1999. Copies can be ordered from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Kiely, K., M. Newman, and J. Ruddy. Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Kildare. Kildare: Kildare County Library, 1992.

  • Lee, Grace Lawless. The Huguenot Settlements in Ireland. London: Longmans, Green, 1936.
     
  • Leitrim-Roscommon Genealogy. 1901 census transcriptions for the counties of Leitrim and Roscommon, was well as parts of Mayo, Sligo, and Wexford.
     
  • Lester, DeeGee, compiler. Irish Research: A Guide to Collections in North America, Ireland, and Great Britain. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
     
  • Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland. 1837; reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995.

  • Lewis, Samuel D. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland: Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate, Market, and Post Towns, Parishes, and Villages, with Historical Statistical Descriptions. Baltimore, Maryland: genealogical Publishing Co., 1984.

  • Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland.
     
  • Library Ireland. Offers access to out of print books and other Irish print material.
     
  • Limerick Ancestry, Ireland.

  • Limerick Digital Archives. A selection of collections from Limerick City Council’s own records as well as private papers acquired by the City Archives have been scanned in color. Some material previously captured in microfilm has also been included.
     
  • A Little Bit of Ireland. Celtic Cousins.

  • MacLysacht, Edward. Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins. 4th ed., rev. and enlarged. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1985.
     
  • MacLysacht, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland. 6th ed. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1985.

  • MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1991.

  • Mallow Heritage Centre Online Irish Genealogy Databases for Co. Cork (North & East) This site is part of the Irish Genealogical Online Record Search System (ORS), an all Ireland initiative organised by the Irish Family History Foundation.
     
  • Maps of Ireland. (Tom's Big Chest of Old Irish Maps).  A free site where you can download the Samual Lewis Maps of Ireland, as well as other maps.

  • Marshall, William F. Ulster Sails West: The Story of the Great Emigration from Ulster to North America in the 18th Century, Together with an Outline of the Part Played by Ulstermen in Building the United States. Baltimore, Maryland: Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996.

  • Mary's Genealogy Treasures -- Ireland and Northern Ireland. Collection of links to resources grouped under various headings.

  • Masterson, Josephine. Ireland: 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Republic of Ireland). Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999.

  • Matheson, Sir Robert E. Surnames in Ireland. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968; reprinted numerous times, latest 2003. This is a combination of two publications: "Special Report on Surnames in Ireland," published in 1909, and "Varieties and Synonymes of Surnames and Christian Names in Ireland," published in 1901.

  • Maxwell, Ian. Researching Armagh Ancestors: A Practical Guide for the Family and Local Historian. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2000.

  • Maxwell, Ian. Researching Down Ancestors: A Practical Guide for the Family and Local Historican. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2004.

  • Maxwell, Ian. Tracing Your Ancestors in Northern Ireland. Edinburgh: The Stationary Office, 1997.
     
  • McCarthy, Tony. The Irish Roots Guide. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1991.

  • McCarthy, Tony and Tim Cadogan. Tracing Your Cork Ancestors. Flyleaf Press, 1998.

  • McKenna, Erin. A Students Guide to Irish American Genealogy. Phoenix, Arizona: Oryx Press, 1996.

  • Meehan, Helen and Godfrey Duffy. Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors. New edition. Dublin, Ireland: Flyleaf Press, 2008. Donegal families are an interesting mix of native Irish families and of Scots-Irish who came to the county from the 17th century.

  • Miller, Kirby A., editor. Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1675-1815. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003.
     
  • Mitchell, Brian.  General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands, Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986.

  • Mitchell, Brian. A Guide to Irish Churches and Graveyards. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.
     
  • Mitchell, Brian. A Guide to Irish Parish Registers. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988.
     
  • Mitchell, Brian. Irish Emigration Lists, 1833-1839: Lists of Emigrants Extracted from the Ordnance survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989.

  • Mitchell, Brian. Irish Passenger Lists, 1847-1871. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988.
     
  • Mitchell, Brian. A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland. 2nd edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.

  • Mitchell, Brian. Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy. 3rd edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2008.
     
  • National Archives of Ireland. The National Archives holds a wide variety of records, many of which are relevant to Irish genealogy and local history. The National Archives, established on 1 June 1988, took over the functions previously performed by the State Paper Office (1702) and the Public Record Office of Ireland (1867).
     
  • National Library of Ireland. The mission of the Library is to collect, preserve, promote  and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge. The Library does not lend books and reading is done in the various reading rooms. There is also a copying service and it is possible to get photocopies, photographs, slides, or microfilm of most items in the collections.
     
  • The Newport Historical Society. Historical details of Newport and the parish of Burrishoole in County Mayo. The society has back issues of a publication called, "Back the Road."
     
  • North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS). Its object is to foster interest in family history with special reference to families who have roots in the North of Ireland and their descendants, wherever they may be.

  • Northern Ireland. An Irish Genealogical Source: Guide to Church Records. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation on behalf of [the] Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1994.

  • O'Connor, Michael H. Tracing Your Kerry Ancestors. Flyleaf Press, 1994.

  • O'Corrain, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1990. Focuses on first names not surnames.

  • O'Kane, William and Eoin Kerr, editors. Irish Gravestone Inscriptions: A Guide to Sources in Ulster. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008, 1999.
     
  • Ouimette, David S. Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2005. This illustrated volume discusses how to get started with Irish research, what types of records exist, and where to search. A glossary of terms used in Irish family history, a bibliography, and an index round out the book.
     
  • The Original Record.com.  The Original Record.com is loading scans of 2,500 historical books and documents containing over 10 million entries relating to families in the British isles and colonies.
     
  • Origins.net. Provides searches of census and other data for Irish, British, and Scottish genealogical research.
     
  • Otherdays.com

  • Parker, Donald Dean. Scottish and Scotch-Irish Ancestry Research. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 196?

  • Placenames Database of Ireland. By entering a Townland and a County, it will return all lines that contain the requested Townland and the requested County. Be aware, this is a very large data base. If you only enter a County, the search engine will return every Townland in that County. This will be a very large file.
     
  • Primer in Irish Genealogy by Sean J. Murphy. An overview on both genealogy and the specifics of Irish genealogy.  It will help in providing some context for understanding what records are available (and not) and where they might be found.
     
  • Prochaska, Alice. Irish History from 1700: A Guide to Sources in the Public Record Office [England]. London: British Records Association, 1986.
     
  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. An Irish Genealogical Source: Guide to Church Records. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 1994.
     
  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. PRONI aims to identify, preserve and make available Northern Ireland's unique archival heritage and community memory. PRONI holds literally millions of documents that relate chiefly, but by no means exclusively, to Northern Ireland.  They date largely from c.1600 to the present day (with a few dating back as far as the early 13th century).

  • Punch, Terrence. Erin's Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada, 1761-1853. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008. Contains transcriptions of records of Irish arrivals in Atlantic Canada (Newfoundland, Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia) from 1761 to 1853 and includes sources such as passenger ship lists, census records, newspaper articles, regimental records, church records, prison records, burials, and tombstone inscriptions. A bibliography and surname index round out the book.

  • Radford, Dwight A. and Kyle J. Betit. A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2001.

  • Records for Passengers Who Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine, created, 1977 - 1989, documenting the period 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851. National Archives and Records Administration. Contains over 600,000 records.
     
  • Reference Guides to Memorials of Conveyances and Wills, 1708-1929 Held by the Registry of Deeds, Dublin, Ireland.  Quick Reference for Grantor index films and Family History Library film numbers.
     
  • Registry of Deeds Ireland. The purpose of this project is to index all of the names that appear in the memorial books at the registry of deeds. The Registry of Deeds is located in Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland and is a repository of records of wills, land transactions in Ireland and other deeds from 1709. While most of the deeds registered prior to 1800 were related to the Protestant ascendency Catholic occupiers are sometimes mentioned. Thus the Registry of Deeds is a rich source of genealogical information. Marriage settlements are particularly informative about family relationships.
     
  • Reilly, James R. Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland: With an Inventory of the Books of the General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland ... Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2007, 2000.
     
  • Republic of Ireland Phone Book. Click on the phonebook, in the upper right of the second yellow block. Search to find people and their addresses.

  • Rothe House Trust Ltd Online Irish Genealogy Databases for Co. Kilkenny. This site is part of the Irish Genealogical Online Record Search System (ORS), an all Ireland initiative organised by the Irish Family History Foundation.

  • Roulston, William J. Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005. Provides the historical context for seventeenth- and eighteenth-century research, with case studies.
     
  • Ryan, James G., ed. Irish Church Records: Their History, Availability, and Use in Family and Local History Research. Glenageary, County Dublin: Flyleaf Press, 1992.

  • Ryan, James G. Irish Church Records: Their History, Availability and Use in Family and Local History Research. New ed. Dublin: Flyleaf Press, 2001. This is a collection of articles addressing the records of the Quakers, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Methodists, Jews, Huguenots, and Baptists.
     
  • Ryan, James G. Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, Inc., 1997.

  • Ryan, James G. and Brian Smith. Tracing Your Dublin Ancestors. 2nd edition. Flyleaf Press, 1998.

  • Smith, Brian. Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors. Flyleaf Press, 1997.
     
  • Surname Distribution in Ireland.
     
  • Tithe Applotment Books were created to record a land-based tax, which was used to support the Church of Ireland in rural areas. This tax did not include residents of the larger towns and cities. Tithe Applotment books provide the name of the head of household and the property value. The tax was levied in rural Ireland between 1823 and 1837.
     
  • Ulster Historical Foundation. The Ulster Historical Foundation - the principal genealogical research agency in Ireland - is a non-profit making organization.  The Foundation’s online databases of over 500,000 records are available free to members.

  • United States, Famine Irish Passenger Index, 1846-1851. Records for passengers who arrived at the Port of New York during the Irish Famine 1846-1851. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. FamilySearch.
     
  • UK and Ireland Genealogical Information Service
     
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Websites. RootsWeb.

  • A Visitors Guide to Irish Libraries: Archives, Museums and Genealogical Centres. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2007.
     
  • Weaver, Jack W. and DeeGee Lester. Immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland: A Guide to Archival and Manuscript Sources in North America. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1986.

  • Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames. 1923; reprinted; Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967, latest 2007.

  • Your Irish Roots. This site provides a wealth of information on all aspects of tracing your Irish Genealogy, History, Irish Surnames, Irish Coat of arms and the sort of life your Irish roots might have led in Ireland.