Records for three new Wexford parishes

Rootsireland has announced the addition of baptism and marriage data for three additional County Wexford parishes: Ballindaggin, Ballyoughter, and Kilanerin.

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 were compiled from the original parish registers.


RootsIreland corrected

If you read a few days ago about the new County Carlow records coming online at, you may have done some research and been surprised to discover your Catholic ancestors had been baptized as Baptists. It was a mistake, not a religious conversion.


New North Mayo records available

Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) researcher Audrey reminded me about the following month-old announcement from the Irish Family History Foundation:


October edition of Clann available

The October 2014 issue of Clann, the newsletter of the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF), is now available online.


RootsIreland Adds 91000 Waterford Death Records – and Digital Newsletter

If you’ve researched Irish genealogy databases, you’ve probably looked at They recently announced the addition of over 91,000 civil death records from County Waterford.


Upcoming Online Irish Resources

Here is John Grenham’s “Irish Roots” column reprinted from the November 4 edition of the Irish Times, in which he reports on anticipated upgrades to various Irish resources:

“The Irish Genealogical Research Society ( has just brought out a very handy “research update” bringing together all the promises of future online records made at the […]

Armagh, Cork North East and Waterford Records

The Irish Family History Foundation’s Online Research Service (ORS) recently announced the availability of additional records from the Armagh Ancestry, Mallow Heritage and Waterford Heritage centres.

Pluses and Minuses at

You may have read about the fee schedule change for research on, the website of the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF). I have not used the site myself, but I understand there is now a charge to view the IFHF indexes on – and that’s before an additional charge to see a transcription […]

Brian Mitchell’s “Big Four” Irish Online Databases for the Family Historian

What a blog treat we have for you today: Irish website recommendations from Brian Mitchell! Brian is an internationally-recognized genealogist, an authority on County Derry, and the author of several Irish genealogy reference books including A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, A Guide to Irish Parish Registers, Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871, and Genealogy at a […]