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Loads of links from the Irish archives
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Loads of links and databases for the whole of Ireland
This link is a good source of information about Charles Stewart Parnell. Prior to my finding it, he was not to be found ANYWHERE on geni.com, let alone the world tree. It is confusing as all getout to work out all the consequences of this information for the mother of John Henry Parnell, who was Charles Stewart Parnell's father. Obviously the writer was more interested in Charles Stewart Parnell than he was in his paternal grandmother.
I'm partially finished posting a writeup of how I worked out those consequences. I'll get back to work on that project later today.
Terry Teford Cooper great job you have done on Parnell and the Glasnevin Cemetery project !
The National Archives of Ireland holds a collection of the wills of Irish soldiers who died while serving in the British Army. Most of these date from World War I but there is a small number from the period of the South African War, 1899-1902. The documents have been digitised by the National Archives and the first phase of this work, covering the years up to the end of 1917, is now available free online to researchers.
The Soldiers’ Wills for the years 1918-1922 will be completed and made available in early 2013.
The Tithe Applotment Books
The Tithe Applotment Books are a vital source for genealogical research for the pre-Famine period, given the loss of the 1821-51 Census records. They were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland (the main Protestant church and the church established by the State until its dis-establishment in 1871).
There is a manuscript book for almost every civil (Church of Ireland) parish in the country giving the names of occupiers of each townland, the amount of land held and the sums to be paid in tithes. Because the tithes were levied on agricultural land, urban areas are not included. Unfortunately, the books provide only the names of heads of family, not other family members.
The books have been digitally imaged, and a database giving surname, forename, county, parish and townland created. All of these fields can be searched, and there is also a browse facility, which allows users to survey entire parishes and townlands.
The population of Ireland was recorded in 1841 as 8.2 million. It would have been somewhat less than this during the 1820s and 1830s, when the Tithe Applotment Books were compiled.
The books for Northern Ireland are in the held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, but there are microfilm copies in the National Archives which can be consulted in our Reading Room.
The Tithe Applotment Books are the first in a series of National Archives records of genealogical interest to be digitised by the Genealogical Society of Utah in partnership with the National Archives, and placed online free to access. Others will follow over the coming years; the next will be the Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858 - 1922.
Irish War Memorials
This web-site presents a developing inventory of war memorials in Ireland. It includes photographs of each memorial, and details of the sites. With each memorial there is a PDF file with a transcription of the text on the memorial and, in many cases, further information about those whose names appear on them. There is a database of all of those named, which allows a search for individual persons, with links to the photographs of the memorials.
It is also possible to search for all memorials in a particular place or county, for all memorials to a particular war, or for all persons in a particular regiment or service. To find out how to perform these searches, please go to the ‘How to use this site’ page. All of the text and photographs are free of copyright, but acknowledgement of the origin of any material copied would be appreciated.
Borough of Carlow 1832 voters list
Census of Ireland 1659
Irish Surnames of Gaelic Origin
Huguenot & Palatine Names in Ireland
Irish Surnames of Viking Origin
Norman & Anglo-Norman Surnames in Ireland
English Surnames in Ireland
Online searchable index of Irish Merchant Mariners 1918-1921
List of townlands of County Kerry
Research guides/information leaflets
Toronto Irish famine memorial
Sorry if this is already on here:
You can now search 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851 Ireland census fragments on
the Archives of Ireland website here:
Read the info on the site about these censuses so you can understand why
your people may or may not be in the saved records.