Treasures on the WEB !
Fianna's Favorites (many were on the guide page before)
To volunteer to help with GENUKI :)
WGW Ireland GenWeb Think about volunteering !
British Isles GenWeb
World Gen Web
Sweet Irish Rogues another county by county site!
International Irish Genealogical Society (IGSI)
TIARA: The Irish Ancestral Research Association
CD Lookups PLEASE, follow the rules and be thoughtful!
Awesome page for email lists! Surnames too! Look around :)
DORAS Directory to Irish Sites
Cyndi's List, Ireland
British Isles Family HistorySociety in America A WEALTH of information !!
Linking to Lives A series of pages for
how to do genealogy on the Internet. Take a look :)
A new site that is "no-frills" and LOTS of good stuff
5,000 links to ships passenger lists, cemeteries,
& military records for UK & Ireland, USA,
Europe, Canada, Australia & NZ
Online Genealogy Library
is another source of folks who'll do lookups.
LDS's FAMILYSEARCH SITE.
Through its "Custom Search" you can access
the Family History Library Catalog, search the International
Genealogical Index for a specific event and year, or search
Ancestral File using any combination birth year, christening
year, marriage year, death year, or Ancestral File number.
And see Fianna's helps for searching this site and/or at your local
Vocal Local ie
FREE Parish Locator
program (approx 1.1mb) which can be downloaded and used totally free of
charge. Over 15,000 parishes are listed in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
For each parish the county and the map reference is given. Counties are
identified using Chapman's county codes.
If you've ever wondered about a site's credibility sometimes it helps to find
out who has the domain name for
a particular website (plus name, address and phone number). You can go
to the Whois Web Directory
to find out!
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Movement
A movement, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, has begun. The goal is to
enlist volunteers to do look-ups, etc. in the area where they live for family
history researchers in other areas.
Helplist for Ireland
**Births, Deaths, and Marriages Exchange for Ireland **
The goal of the Ireland** Births, Deaths and Marriages Exchange is to
provide to genealogists a free resource for sharing information about
details contained on birth, death and marriage certificates registered
Remember that for our purposes the word certificate includes, but not
**Only the Republic of Ireland is listed on these pages.
photographic or Xerox copies
inspections of birth, death and marriage registrations
Ireland is a part of the UK BDM
Banks and other institutions build small biographical
files on their "members", at least in areas that seem necessary to
help them identify those whose money they care for. While today's
privacy laws rightly keep that information from the general public,
in some cases it is possible to see some of these "historical" files
on our ancestors. One such set of financial/biographical records is
the file of depositors at the Emigrant Savings Bank in New York. Copies
of the original records are on file in various libraries, including the New
York Public Library and the Huntington Historical Society.
While the original file contains upwards of 70,000 names, the online
index only contains about 3,000 names to date. The
online entries include each person's full name (including variants),
date and place of birth, contemporary residence, occupation,
relatives, date of arrival in the United State, the name of the ship,
and the bank account information. In some cases, even Civil War
service information is given, including regimental and company data.
NY Public Library
has information on this resource.
Irish Search sites
Irish A-Z has a wealth of
Irish genealogy links.
Local and Parish Histories
of Ireland [need to go partway down the page to find the link]
British Telecom UK Directory
A very interesting site
The first files are in
German but as you scroll down you will find information about Civil war
units, records from churches in England, a lot about Australia, Ireland and Canada
among other things.
Genealogy Links Galore
Try Genealogy Pages to help you find your
ancestors. It's a growing Yahoo!-style search engine with categories by
state, surname, general resources, and many more. Be sure to add your link
and post a query on the board or even chat in a real-time chat room with
Distant Cousins has some interesting
Archives for Eastman's Newsletter
Emigrant Savings Bank These transcribed
accounts contain many surnames, and many of them not in New York City, helping to
find elusive ancestors who were thrifty :)
GenLinks has links to
several sits for searchable indexes, surnames, royalty, genealogy societies,
Mayflower links, states & counties, european countries,government sources,
and many others.
The Genealogical Advisory service is staffed by the Association of
Professional Genealogists in Ireland. This is
a walk-in, free service provided by the National Library and is proving
very popular among visitors to Dublin. Unfortunately, there is no facility
to deal with written queries.
These may be useful to you if you wish to calculate birthdates:
Dear Myrtle.Com Has the Dear Myrtle columns and is quite helpful.
Monthly newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Ireland
For a FEE
[Fianna Does NOT endorse any commercial entity.
These links are for your information only, and you would be wise to
check it out carefully before you send any funds.]
This is one of the best places to rent microfilm/fiche to use in your
own place on your own equipment. There's a name change and a new web
site, but you'll happily recognize it when you arrive!
"Our new website New England Ancestors has an
online searchable database for the entire collection of the
Circulating Library. This site is available to members and
non-members alike. Click on Borrow a book found under the
heading Library Index. When you have your search result,
click on the title and the call number will appear. To ensure
your selection is in the Circulating Library, look for the
words "also loan" following the call number."
This is quite interesting:
"I believe we here at GoIreland.com have a
service which may be of great interest to you. As an extension to our own
genealogical resources, we are providing, in conjunction with the Irish
Family History Foundation, a free searchable database of Irish surnames. It
will offer a brief political, social and geographical history of the most
popular Irish surnames."
Together, Marthe Arends and Karen Clifford have written a total of 45
informative self-paced genealogy lessons, with topics ranging from
"Genealogy Data Online" to "Immigration Passenger Lists."
Irish Family History
for a fee they obtain Irish certificates.
Digging Up Irish Roots - Family Chronicle Article
All you have to do is give them the year that relates to which ever transcript
you want, the names of the parties involved, and if you can, the reference
numbers from the films that are at the local LDS centres. They will send back
a photostat of the transcript within a couple of weeks. This saves a
lot of hassle and gives you all the information you need. You may also pay by credit card in any currency.
All record requests cost AUS$18 or equivalent (approx
US$11.50, NZ$21 . Approximately Please allow for slight variations due to
daily fluctuations in currency.
The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy
Newsletter and is copyright 1999 by Richard W. Eastman. It is
re-published here with the permission of the author.
Searching for Ancestors on Ancestry.com just got easier. The
advanced search page on Ancestry.com has been redesigned to
give users more control. Before today the advanced search
allowed users to search by given name, surname, and keyword.
Searches could be made more specific by setting the proximity
search feature, limiting how close keywords could appear
together, by specifying a geographic location, and/or by
searching only a specific type of record.
As the number of databases on Ancestry grows ever larger, the
need for researchers to focus their searching also increases.
To this end, the redesigned search page allows users to:
- Filter searches by a date range and by Soundex coding ~ Keep
track of new databases with a posted notice of features and
- Browse the available databases by State, Country, and record
- Browse the Internet with GenPageFinder, Ancestry's genealogy-
specific search engine.
You can perform advanced searches at:
You can also click on "Advanced" just below the "Search"
button on the home page, or select "Search Center" on the menu
just below the Ancestry graphic at the top of the page.
GenPageFinder is now available on Ancestry.com. GenPageFinder
also appears as part of the Ancestry.com GlobalSearch results.
Some of the pages GenPageFinder will find are quite large. If
your keywords are not immediately visible on the page
GenPageFinder finds for you, try pressing Ctrl F and entering
your keywords again. This should take you to the spot on the
page where your keywords appear.
Whatever your research interests and whatever searching you've
already done, chances are that a search on GenPageFinder will
yield fruitful new sources.
The Irish At Home and Abroad web site
has been updated with many new
features that are designed to help the family historian
tracing Irish roots. These include a 1999 listing of parish
registers and vestry minutes of the Church of Ireland
available in Dublin; an on-line database of an 1803
agricultural census of County Antrim; a database of the Irish
origins given in the 1860 census of Milwaukee, Wisconsin;
updated addresses for Irish repositories and heritage centres.
And their links are AWESOME!
Global Gazette has a monthly
colum called IRISH ORIGINS which is interesting and often
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