Irish Family History Society


"Do you know, this may be one of the smallest stations in Ireland, but you can go anywhere in the world from here!" 
William Clifford Smith, speaking of Doonbeg Station, West Clare Railway.

Members'  Web  Pages 
Willmington, Delaware's Irish Roots in Killursa/Cargin Parishes of Co. Galway. Includes searchable data bases of census, parish and graveyard records. 

A free access genealogy site and discussion forum for "Glennons" world wide. The site has been built and is voluntarily maintained by Frank & Karl Glennon. Their objective is to provide accurate information from a wide range of sources to enable "Glennons" around the world to trace their Irish roots and structure their own family tree.


Other  Genealogical  Sources

Irish Newspaper Archives

Subscription site for Irish Newspapers Free Bi-Monthly digital genealogy eMagazine Dr. Jane Lyons' site includes 60,000+ transcriptions of graveyards covering 32 counties. Includes many photographs of gravestones. Free to view. The Historic Graves project is a community focused grassroots heritage project. The project outlines a system and sequence which helps to co-ordinate and standardise an historic graveyard survey. Free to view. Free Genealogy Search Engine Carrickmacross Workhouse, Co. Monaghan. Includes database for St. Joseph's Cemetery, Carrickmacross - Roman Catholic with more to follow.

Over 8,000 Genealogy Links; genealogy for UK, Ireland, USA, Europe, Australia.

The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

A US oriented site containing links to US sources and help on publishing your researches on the web.

The Ulster Historical Foundation

A beautifully presented web site covering the local and family history resources in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.

Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations. IFHS is a Constituent member of CIGO.

A huge website with thousands of links covering every sort of genealogical topic

FamilySearch is a nonprofit organisation sponsored by The Church of Jusus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Large collection of family history and genealogy resources. Includes various databases for Ireland including Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Trinity College based genealogical research service and electronic  publications

The Federation of Family History Societies. IFHS is an Associate member of FFHS.

Website describing Friars Bush Gravesite at Stranmillis, Belfast, with photographs

UK and Ireland Genealogy website - many relevant links

The Irish General Register Office

Irish Times Irish Ancestors webpage - John Grenham

Ireland's History in Maps, with information on ancient Irish and Norman family names

Irish names, names search, passenger lists, Clan and family links, how to get started

A new and still emerging site with background on surnames and their origins and on heraldry

A comprehensive website covering the families and history of Counties Laois & Offaly

Irish Roots Magazine - indexes of archived issues, subscription details, links and updates to the current issue.

Irish Family History Foundation is the coordinating body for a network of county based genealogical research centres in Ireland. Pay per view, initial searches are free.

Search site that brings together access to nine surname databases on one page

Irish Family History Maps, Clans, Heraldry

The National Archives of Ireland

'... excellent source for naval history .... First & Second World Wars, campaign summaries and more.'  Imperial War Museum, London

National Library of Ireland

An attractive website by the Offaly History & Archaeological Society

Another large website with tutorials, namesearches and links to other sources

Website of The Clans of Ireland Ltd, covering some 230 'One Name' societies.

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)

Genealogical section of Lookup UK

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Glasnevin Cemeteries Group. The Group incorporates Glasnevin Cemetery & Crematorium, Dardistown Cemetery, Goldenbridge Cemetery, Newlands Cross Cemetery & Crematorium and Palmerstown Cemetery. Online database available. Initial search free.

AskAboutIreland is an initiative of public libraries together with local museums and archives in the digitisation and online publication of the original. Includes free access to Griffith's Valuation including maps. Also digital books including Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Ireland. Includes Historic Map Archive which is free to view.

Website hosted by Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism. Transcripts of 1.3m Baptisms, Marriages and Burials to search free of charge. Of these 734k are from Dublin City and 600k are from Co. Kerry.

Official website of Burke’s Peerage, the definitive guide to the genealogy and heraldry of the Peerage and Landed Gentry of the United Kingdom, the historical families of Ireland. and other prominent families worldwide. Ireland Reaching Out The project aims to involve groups and individuals who may be interested in identifying Ireland's hidden Gems and Forgotten People

Ennis Parish (Drumcliff) Birth and Marriage Registers Indexes are available to search and download. Baptism Records are available from 1841 to 1900, and Marriage Records are available from 1837 to 1900. Includes database for Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery. & Irish Origins. Excellent Subscription site for researching British & Irish records. Includes Griffith's Valuation & Irish Directories & Almanacs currently 77 directories from 1824-1900.

Directory database

Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland.

The purpose of the Society is to promote research into Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Its membership is open to scholars both from Ireland and other countries.




Contact the Irish Family History Society
Post: 17 Aubrey Park, Shankill, Dublin D18 CX64, Ireland.