County libraries and historical societies

If you know your ancestor’s county of origin, don’t overlook county libraries and historical societies.

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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.

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New Irish Surnames Index

Earlier this month an Irish Surnames Index was made available for searching on www.dĂșchas.ie. The compilation of nearly 3000 surnames emerged from almost 80 years of collecting work by the Irish Folklore Commission, which began officially collecting folklore from around the country in 1935.

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Findmypast adds Kiltullagh graves and memorials

The following was posted by Claire Sentry at Irish Genealogy News:

Findmypast (www.findmypast.ie) added just under 2,500 transcriptions and full colour photographs of graves and memorials from the parish of Kiltullagh, Ballinlough, County Roscommon.

The burials recorded date from between 1723 and 2011 and are from four churchyards Ballinlough, Granlahan, Teamhair and Kiltullagh.

Although officially […]

INDEXES TO ESTATE RECORDS

Beginning in 1989, the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) has worked with the Genealogical Office of Ireland in Dublin to research and index Irish estate records located in the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and the National Archives of Ireland (NAI).

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