Tracing your ancestors

 

How to start work on your family tree

Getting started

National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8 (01-4072300)

www.nationalarchives.ie

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 (01-6030200), www.nli.ie

scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/ browse/links is a county-by-county listing of online source materials, passenger lists and family sites

www.cyndilist.com categorises and cross-references online resources, with 175,000 links

Census records

County by county listings at www.census-online.com/links/Ireland; www.censusfinder.com/ireland.htm

Parish records

www.irishgenealogy.ie offers a signposting database using records of 11 local heritage centres

Migration records

(mostly to North America and Australia)

www.immigrantships.net - the major site for ships' lists

www.ellisisland.org details New York arrivals records, 1892-1924

www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html/ is an extensive but incomplete database of transportation records from Ireland to Australia up to 1868

Surname sites

www.rootsweb.com - the biggest provider of free genealogy pages

General repositories

www.library.ie - many county libraries have online catalogues

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Centre, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 (01-8306899)

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 (01-6744999), www.dublincity.ie

The Genealogical Office, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 (01-6618811)

Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 (01-6707500), www.landregistry.ie

Land Valuation Office, Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1 (01-8171000), www.valoff.ie