Did your ancestors come from the west of Ireland?

The Irish Family History Foundation claims to hold the most complete database of Irish Catholic parish records in the world. Their databases (at www.rootsireland.ie) were compiled from the original parish registers.


More About Irish Estate Records

Most of our Irish ancestors were tenant farmers, leasing plots directly from the landowner or sub-leasing from another Irishman. Land records are a good source for family history information, even if our ancestors didn’t own real property in Ireland.


The Best Things in Life Are Free

This idiom isn’t always true, of course, but it’s a pleasant surprise when one “gets something for nothing”.

If you haven’t already done so, take a look at the Genealogical Society of Ireland’s website: www.familyhistory.ie/.

On their home page are links to recent and archived issues of the Society’s monthly publication, Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette. What […]