People with Irish roots have never had a better time to start searching for their Irish ancestors than they do today. With all the top notch tools and resources available to any researcher, it can now be said that Irish family history can actually be a delight, if not, down-right fun!
Let’s stroll briefly through a few nifty websites you’ve got to know about that will ramp-up your skill levels and help quench the anxious yearning to know more about your Irish kin in the beautiful land known also as The Emerald Isle.
Every click of the mouse with the following websites reveals amazing resources and hidden treasures that are not well known to the general public. So get comfortably seated, and start clicking away at all of the following terrific website offerings, as listed below.
General and County Research Information
Information about each one of Ireland’s counties, online databases and available resources are found at:
- Wiki.Familysearch.org: Gateway to links to important content and resources online, with descriptive data, detailed steps on doing research at the general (national), county and parish levels.
- GenUKI.org.uk: Descriptive historical summaries of places with lots of miscellaneous additional data.
- IrishTimes.com: Contains several outstanding resources researchers need in order to pursue Irish ancestry in a given county. It includes civil and Roman Catholic parish boundary maps, surname distribution, etc.
- JohnGrenhamswebsite: Gateway site to numerous county links.
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