Applying for your Irish Passport: An Introduction to Irish Research
Before you buy your ticket to Ireland you need to look at the roots your ancestor planted in America. Focusing on U.S. resources can give you a real passport to finding your way to the right place and time in Ireland.
From Rubble to Ruin: Locating Famine Emigrants using Griffith’s Valuation
Fire and government destruction of early census records left a void for Irish researchers. Creative genealogists have learned to use Griffith’s Valuation as a key resource in finding famine emigrants and their families.
Unpuzzling Ireland’s Church Records
No records or burned records! How do you get past the loss or lack of Irish records? Church records may be a solution to this daunting task. Learning about the political history, as well as the religious history can set you on the right path.
Your Guided Tour of Ireland
Hopefully the time will come when you have enough information about your Irish ancestors to visit Ireland and continue your research. This lecture looks at the major repositories in Ireland and the types of records they hold to assist you in planning your trip.
Sources for Irish Research
The fire at Four Courts in 1922 (the Public Records Office) was devastating, but contrary to popular belief, not ALL records were destroyed. Civil registration from 1864, tax records and church records for many areas have survived. In addition there are also records that survive for specific areas. The key to finding your ancestors is discovering the location in Ireland from which they came. This lecture will look at the types of records available both in the United States and in Ireland that will help you determine the location.
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