Start telling your family’s story
List last updated May 3, 2023
Video, Irish Genealogy Toolkit – A quick hello from Jannet L. Walsh
Greetings and welcome to Irish Genealogy Tool!
About – I’m happy to share with you resources I used to collect details about my family’s Irish roots in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. Many of the resources can be used if you are seeking Irish roots, or other ethnic backgrounds.
Getting started – I’m starting with a guide I wrote originally as a blog, later published at IrishCentral, 2021, and will be sharing more resources.
What’s included – You will find official websites from the government of Ireland, archives in United States, and numerous resources I used, or found of interest during my family history search.
Paid and other resources – I’ve included Ancestry and other helpful genealogy search sites requiring membership fees. You might check with your local libraries, historical societies and museums offering free access in your local area.
You will find numerous non-subscription databases below, including 1940 US Census, Ellis Island, Passenger lists, and more from the National Archives, Washington, DC.
I’ve included links below for state archives, and other agencies below that might be offering free access to paid resources. You might already have access in your city, county or state as part of public services and resources.
Genealogy resources are grouped in four main areas:
- Getting started with genealogy
- Genealogy guides
- Tools for genealogists
- Travel to Ireland
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Wishing you best of luck in your detective work to tell your family’s story.
Best wishes, Jannet L. Walsh
Getting started with genealogy
Video – Watch informative video about Irish genealogy and documents from professional genealogist Nicola Morris at the National Archives, Dublin, Ireland.
Read first – Getting started
- General overview of searching for Irish family history and genealogy – If you have no background in searching for family history, or need a few pointers, start with Getting started with genealogy first.
Read second – Using Irish genealogy records
- General overview for searching Irish church and civil records from Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland, official Irish website. As of March 1, 2022, more historic births, marriages and deaths were added to the collection by the General Register Office, Ireland. There is no cost to use website resources. Read more on the additional records at IrishGenealogy.ie.
Family trees, charts, National Archives
Research topics, listings
Ethnic groups, National Archives
Additional archive resources
Census, Immigration and Naturalization Records
Minnesota related resources
Irish archives, libraries, museums, newspapers and more
Religious documents, organizations, Ireland
Historical publications, graves and more
Historical Irish publications on family history
Find graves, cemeteries in Ireland
Irish family names
Townlands in Ireland
Townland is the smallest territorial division of civil administration in Ireland.
National Archives resources
US Military Records
Find a grave, cemetery, obituaries, vital records
Tools for genealogists
Finding adoption and orphanage records
Homestead documents, land records
Newspaper archives, online genealogy search sites
Professional genealogists, resources, code of ethics
Travel to Ireland
* Items with marking of ” * “indicate most valuable resources I used to uncover family documents and history. – Jannet L. Walsh