Genealogical Links

The web site of the Commonwealth War Graves Association has a database listing the 1,700,000 men and women who died while serving in the Commonwealth forces during the two world wars. It is an essential site for anyone whose ancestors served in the Commonwealth forces during those wars.

The homepage of the Cork Genealogical Society is an excellent resource for those whose ancestors came from County Cork. The web site has advice about genealogical research in the Cork area and links to a number of useful sites including some created by members of the society.

Cyndi's List is one of the most popular genealogical web sites and one of the longest established.

The Family History Research web page on the National Library of Ireland web site is a must for anyone tracing family history. The NLI is one of the great repositories of genealogical records for Ireland and this web page gives a good overview of the records held in the NLI. It also provides a list of professional genealogical researchers.

Family Search is a web site maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which features online access to the International Genealogical Index and good advice on family research. The International Genealogical Index contains material indexed from a variety of sources for Ireland dating from the late eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century.

The General Register Office of Ireland holds the civil records of all births, marriages and deaths in Ireland (excluding Northern Ireland) since 1864 and records of non-catholic marriages since 1845. The records are not available online but the site is worth a visit for its frequently asked questions page which can help newcomers to genealogy.

Genuki is a very good genealogical site for genealogical research for Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

The Irish Family History Foundation web site has links to the Irish Family History Foundation centres in the thirty two counties of Ireland which have computerized and indexed millions of genealogical records.

The web site of Irish Genealogy Ltd. which was established in 1993 to manage the Irish Genealogical Project. This government-supported project set up genealogical centres in most Irish counties to index genealogical records. The web site has links to many of the major repositories and visitors to the site may also commission genealogical research from professional genealogists and the genealogical centres in the various counties.

Irish Origins web site offers online access to a selection of genealogical records, including Griffith's Valuation and the Index of Irish Wills 1484 - 1858, on payment of a fee. The site also has good descriptions of some of the main sources used in Irish genealogical research which may be viewed free of charge.

The web site of the National Archives of Ireland which is one of the major repositories of genealogical records in Ireland. The web site is very informative about the records available in the National Archives and gives advice to those beginning genealogical research including a guide to further reading. The 1911 census for Ireland is available on the NAI web site here.

Rootsweb is another long established website dealing with genealogy which is well worth a visit. It has very good advice for those starting out in genealogy.

Ireland Genealogy Links is a very good portal site with links to many of the most useful sites on Irish genealogy.

Irish Genealogy is a  new website which contains a number of sources of genealogical data, including many Roman Catholic church records from Cork City and west Cork parishes.

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