Irish Genealogy  Happy St. Patricks Day

Irish genealogy is among the most difficult - famines, fire, and lost records all contribute to make research in Ireland challenging at best.  If you know your ancestor's place of origin in Ireland, select databases from the following: 

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Family Tree Maker   This best-selling, easy-to-use family tree software will help you create, grow, and share the story of your own ancestors.

Irish Immigrants: New York Port Arrival Records, 1846-1851   **Ancestry.com** 600,000 records of mainly Irish immigrants arriving in New York.

Irish Records Extraction Database   **Ancestry.com** Over 100,000 records of births, marriages, deaths, burials, cemeteries, wills, immigration, census, and more from many different locations in both Ireland and Northern Ireland from as early as 1600 and as late as 1874.

National Records

Business Records Survey Index At The National Archives of Ireland

Irish Birth Index for 1864 (partial)

Griffiths Valuation Searchable Database for Irish Counties at Ask About Ireland

County Records

  County Carlow County Cavan
County Clare County Cork County Donegal
County Dublin County Galway County Kerry
County Kildare County Kilkenny County Laois
County Leitrim County Limerick County Longford
County Louth County Mayo County Meath
County Monaghan County Offaly County Roscommon
County Sligo County Tipperary County Waterford
County Westmeath County Wexford County Wicklow

County Antrim

Ireland Householder's Index, County Antrim   ** Ancestry.com** Over 10,000 records provide the name of householder and town of residence.

County Down

Genealogy Site for Newry, Donaghmore, Lougbrickland and Banbridge

County Tyrone

Records and Resources of County Tyrone & Mailing List - Many transciptions, ( B/M/D's/ trade directories/ Griffiths etc), maps, photos of churches, areas, businesses,and a whole host of data, from primary and secondary sources.

Great Famine

1845-1847 Famine Relief Commission Papers Index At The National Archives of Ireland

Irish Convicts and Criminal Justice Files

1791-1868 Irish Convict Transports to Australia Courtesy of The National Archives of Ireland

Marriages

Irish Marriages, 1771-1812   **Ancestry.com** Index to Irish marriages 1771-1812 and an appendix a list of births, marriages, and deaths for 1793-1794. Marriages are listed both under the husband's and the wife's surnames.

1771-1867 Irish Marriages and Vitals

1845-1870 Various Marriages Courtesy of Ginni Swanton

Migration

Irish Immigrants to Virginia

1700-1930 Irish Immigrants Database (By Ship/Port Name) at Cimorelli.com

1700-1930 Irish Immigrants Database (Search by Passenger Name) at Cimorelli.com

Resources

Irish Family Research

Ship Passenger Lists

1677 - Ship St. George (Waterford to Maryland)

1679 - Ship Encrease (Youghal to Maryland)

1764 - Ship Freemason (From Cork)

1764 - Ship Hannah (From Cork)

1766 - Ship Willmott (Cork to U.S.)

1767 - Ship Ann & Margaret (From Ireland)

1803 - Ship Mars (Dublin to America)

1803 - Ship Portland (Ireland to Charleston)

1803 - Ship Lady Washington (Belfast to Charleston)

1803 - Ship Eagle (Ireland to New York)

1803 - Ship Neptune (Warren Point / Newry to Newcastle & Philadelphia)

1803 - Ship Susan (Dublin to New York)

1803 - Ship George (Dublin to New York)

1803 - Ship Venus (Dublin to Norfolk)

1803 - Ship American (Londonderry to New York)

1803 - Ship Cornelia (Londonderry to New York)

1803 - Ship Independance (Londonderry to New York)

1803 - Ship Rachel (Sligo to New York)

1803 - Ship Pennsylvania (Londonderry to Newcastle & Wilmington & Philadelphia) 

1803 - Ship Margaret (Newry to New York)

1803 - Ship Diana (Newry to New York)

1803 - Ship Hopewell (Newry to New York)

1803 - Ship Betsy (Newry to New York)

1803 - Ship Wilmington (Belfast to New York)

1803 - Ship Edward (Belfast to Philadelphia)

1803 - Ship Snow George (Belfast to Philadelphia)

1803 - Ship Mohawk (Londonderry to Philadelphia)

1803 - Ship Strafford (Londonderry to Philadelphia)

1803 - Ship Active (Newry to Philadelphia)

1803 - Ship Ardent (Londonderry to Baltimore)

1803 - Ship Serpent (Londonderry to Baltimore)

1803 - Ship Jefferson (Sligo to New York)

1803 - Ship Patty (From Newry)

1804 - Ship Mechanic (Dublin to Baltimore)

1804 - Ship Atlantic (Dublin to Boston)

1804 - Ship Catherine (Killybegs to New Castle & Philadelphia)

1804 - Ship President (Newry to New Castle)

1804 - Ship George (Belfast to New York)

1804 - Ship Eagle (Belfast to New York)

1804 - Ship Susan (Dublin to New York)

1804 - Ship Jane (Dublin to New York)

1804 - Ship Diligence (Dublin to New York)

1804 - Ship American (Londonderry to New York)

1804 - Ship Duncan (Londonderry to New York)

1804 - Ship Ceres (Newry to New York)

1804 - Ship Unknown (Sligo to New York)

1804 - Ship Charles and Harriot (Sligo to New York)

1804 - Ship Prudence (Dublin to Philadelphia)

1804 - Ship Mary (Dublin to Philadelphia)

1804 - Ship Commerce (Ireland to Philadelphia)

1804 - Ship Maria (Londonderry to Philadelphia)

1804 - Ship Brothers (Londonderry to Philadelphia)

1804 - Ship Alexis (Greenock to Wilmington, North Carolina)