Got Irish roots? Since March is Irish American Heritage Month and we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day last Monday, everyone is feeling a wee bit Irish this time of year. For Irish Americans, however, that sentiment is year-round, as feeling connected to Ireland is part of their family history.
Have you been tracing your Irish genealogy, looking for good research sources for Irish genealogy records? If so, here is a free research guide to help you discover and document your Ireland genealogy.
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Irish Genealogy Brick Wall
The brick wall that most Irish American genealogists hit is: trying to figure out where in Ireland your Irish immigrants came from. There are a lot of free Irish genealogy records available online, but first you need to know where in Ireland to concentrate—and that exact location is often hard to discover. Most U.S. census records, for example, only state that someone was from “Ireland” without specifying exactly where.
This free Irish Genealogy research guide will help you.
Irish American Newspapers
For one thing, it offers links to online Irish American newspapers, which published birth notices, marriage announcements, and obituaries that often give exact Irish locations. These newspapers also published Irish vital statistics years before official civil registration began in Ireland in 1864.
Ireland Civil Registration Records
The guide also provides links to these online collections of Irish vital statistics:
- Irish Birth & Baptismal Records 1620-1881 (Church & Government)
- Irish Marriage Records 1619-1898 (Church & Government)
- Irish Death Records 1864-1870 (Church & Government)
- Records from the General Record Office in the Republic of Ireland
- Records from the General Record Office in Northern Ireland
Additional Resources for Irish Genealogy
In addition, the guide has links to these genealogy records:
- U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940
- U.S. State Census Records
- 1901 & 1911 Irish Census Records
- Tithe Applotment Books from Ireland
- Griffith’s Valuation and the Ordnance Survey Maps
So download your free copy of the Guide to Research Sources for Irish Genealogy Records today and get a big boost for your Irish family history research! Just click the button below to “Like” us on Facebook to start your download.