Irish Parish Registers

If you have Irish ancestors then you will need to spend some time at this clip_image002website where amongst other goodies they have Irish parish registers online and indexed. Find an entry that interests you in the index and then click to see the actual register. Nothing like looking at the original record.

And the good news is that it is free.



Ordnance Survey Ireland Historic Maps

clip_image002Did you know that the Ordnance Survey of Ireland offer free online access to their historic mapping archive? Of course they would like it if you purchased a map whilst visiting their site, but to view the maps online is free, very helpful to pinpoint where the Irish branch of the family came from.