About the Irish Portal
Portal for people who are interested in Irish genealogy. The aim of this portal is to make this a very useful tool for research, and a place to meet other people tracing their Irish ancestors
What can you do here?
- Ask questions.
- Collaborate on your research.
- Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.
- Start your own related project.
- Add your profiles.
- Start or take part in a discussion.
In Ireland two historic events govern the availability of historical records.
First of all the partition of Ireland in 1921 when six of the nine counties of Ulster remained within the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State was created. The administration centre for Northern Ireland became Belfast while Dublin continued as the administrative centre for the other 26 counties.
Secondly in 1922 there was a fire in the Public Records Office of Ireland in Dublin. This fire destroyed much of the source material relating to the centralized government administration of Ireland before partition.
For this reason the 1901 and 1911 census records have been made available to the general public.They are held in the National Archives in Dublin and also online 1901 & 1911 Irish census records online
Ireland can be a very difficult country to do research, when looking for your Irish roots take note that just as in England, full records did not become available till 1864. Most record registration before this time was only a church registration and often it was up to the priest what information was supplied on the records.
Saying this there is a wealth of information out there , you just have to know where to find it and helping one and another is very important in this.
Feel free to start your own discussion or use one that has already been started for you. To join click on the grey box with the name ACTIONS in the top right corner of this page and and select JOIN PROJECT
How to create profiles
When creating a profile for an Irish ancestors please enter at least an estimated year of birth,or even better the full date of birth. This will prevent that we all receive thousands of match notifications for a John Murphy for example. Some names are very common so if you can tell more about the profiles it will also make it easier to find the correct connection to other Geni users.
- Working with the Big Tree on Geni
- Geni knowledgebase
- The Irish Collaboration Pool
- Tips how to use Geni
- Geni research volunteers
Map of Ireland showing the counties
Irish project on Geni
- Irish Collaboration Pool
- World War One Ireland
- Castles of Ireland
- 1916 Easter Rising -Ireland
- Peter Robinson Settlers in Canada
- Irish military diaspora to Spain
- Flight of the Wild Geese
- RMS Titanic There were around 120 Irish passengers on the Titanic most of whom were emigrants hoping for a better life in America. Most of them did not make it.
- Irish families researched by Geni users
- Huguenots of Ireland
- RMS Titanic
- Irish in Jamaica
- The Irish emigrant in Canada
- The Peerage of Ireland
- Irish links and sources listed here on Geni
- Dublin city Electoral lists 1939-1940 Searchable database
- The 1926 census of Ireland has been approved for early release by the Government
- Saint Patrick's day 17 March 2012
- The Irish records on the Familysearch site have been moved, they can now be found under the link for the British Isles
- The Irish genealogy site is constantly updating their free church records there are more records available.
- Irish Ancestors
Research volunteers who help outside Geni
- The Irish Genealogy Page on Facebook
- Ireland Reaching Out
- Irish Roots Hunters Facebook group for Irish genealogy
- Discrepancies between dates
- Irish emigration to the U.S.A
- Tips tracing Irish ancestors
- Old Irish naming patterns
- Ideas and suggestions wanted
- Saint Patricks Day 2012
- 'Roll call- Irish families researched by Geni members
Ireland surname projects on Geni
- Irish Nationalism
- Military history of Ireland
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Irish On The Wall
- Irish WW1 casualties
- Saint Patrick's day song
- Happy Saint Patrick's day
- How to celebrate St Patricks day the Irish way
- Diary of an Irish coffinship
- Video about the Irish language
- An Irish Reel