Getting Started in Irish Genealogy

Ireland_CountyTyroneMapThis post is an effort to pull together “how-to” tutorials about Irish genealogy. I have Irish ancestors, my maternal 4x great grandparents, probably from County Tyrone. I don’t know anything about researching the records in Ireland, so this is my attempt to learn something.

A great place to start is always FamilySearch: Getting Started in Irish Genealogy, a 16 minute get-acquainted lesson.

Other lessons found at FamilySearch:
Ireland Beginning Research Series Immigration Part 1: Strategies (21 minutes)
Ireland Beginning Research Series Immigration Part 2: Famine and Post Famine Sources (31 minutes)
Ireland Beginning Research Series Immigration Part 3: Ulster and Scots Irish Sources
(27 minutes)
Ireland Beginning Research Series: Church Records (39 minutes)
Ireland Beginning Research Series: Civil Registration (34 minutes)
Ireland Census and Census Substitutes (20 minutes)
Irish Emigration to North America: Before, During, and After the Famine (47 minutes)

The Wiki pages at FamilySearch are also a great source of information: Ireland Genealogy
I’m particularly interested in County Tyrone Genealogy

I’ve found that belonging to facebook genealogy groups can be very helpful. I just joined this one: Irish Genealogy. It’s a closed group, so you have to sign up to join. There are a lot of Irish genealogy facebook groups.

On that facebook page, someone recommended this site as one of the best, especially for trying to find old records: Roots Ireland. This is a pay-for site. A 1 month subscription costs $28.

I belong to Ancestry.com, so that’s a good place to find records. Civil registration in Ireland did not begin until 1845 for some records and 1864 for others, so I will need to find this family using church records. Here’s a good place to start at Ancestry.com: Discover the Irish in You.

This is a list of free genealogy links compiled by Ulster Ancestry.

Then of course there’s always Cyndi’s List: United Kingdom & Ireland.

 

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