Ethnic Heritage Toolkits

Ethnic Heritage Toolkits

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WEB SITES

Fianna Guide to Irish Genealogy

<www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/guide/index. html> This site points you to more than 500 guides, ideas and links for researching Irish genealogy.

Flyleaf Press

<www.flyleaf.ie> Trace your Irish ancestors with detailed, county-specific guides from this small publisher. Outside Ireland and the UK, place orders at <Ancestry.com >.

Free Online Irish Genealogy Class

<www.rootsweb.com/~genclass/2o8/gen2o8.htm> The pitfalls of Irish genealogy are unique, and this step-by-step guide can lead you through them and help you look in the right places for the right records.

GENUKI

<www.genuki.org.uk> This site is a must-visit for anyone researching the British Isles. GENUKI maintains a list of records searches, language information, maps, history and more.

Ireland’s Portal — Genealogy

<www.irelandsportal.com/genealogy/> You’ll find genealogy links to Irish family name sites, professionals, Irish churches, government sites, archives and libraries at this Irish portal.

Irish Abroad

<www.irishabroad.com> Get all the latest news from the homeland.

Irish Clans

<pages.prodigy.net/charlie_flynn/irish_clans.html> Get the old clan together, or at least learn about it, if your clan is listed at this site full of information on specific Irish surnames.

The Irish Family History Foundation

<www.irishroots.net> This resource, which has branches in several Irish counties, charges for a family history report, which includes sorting through baptism, marriage and death records, tombstone inscriptions and census reports for your ancestors.

Irish Genealogy: Search for Your Roots

<www.goireland.com/genealogy> Search surname databases, marriage records and birth records throughout Ireland, for a fee. You have to select a specific county to search.

Irish Genealogical Society International

<www.rootsweb.com/~irish/> Records are incredibly comprehensive. Membership is required and includes a starter kit on finding ancestors.

The Ireland GenWeb Project

<www.rootsweb.com/~irlwgw/> The Ireland GenWeb Project shares the usual surname and map links along with links to tips specific to Irish research.

The Irish Times

<www.irishtimes.com> This Irish newspaper lets you search its online ancestors database for your last name for free — but you’ll pay to read any details.

Irish Tourist Board (Bord Failte)

<www.irelandvacations.com> Main office is in Dublin (Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin 4, Ireland), but call the New York branch at (800) 223-6470 and ask for its basic information kit on tracing your ancestors.

Local Ireland Genealogy

<www.local.ie/genealogy/> With family history-related chats, forums, news and networks, this site can help you get connected as well as hunt down the records of specific counties.

National Archives of Ireland

<www.nationalarchives.ie> Ever-expanding Web site includes genealogical centers in Ireland, national school rolls, prison records and archival links.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

<proni.nics.gov.uk> This office holds millions of important government records and personal papers produced in Northern Island, and the Web site serves as a great guide to what PRONI offers.

Researching From Abroad

<www.genuki.org.uk/ab/> When you finally find that link back to the old country, researching can get a little tricky. This page lists links and resources to make long-distance searches easier.

RootsWeb’s Guide to Irish Research

<www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson21.htm> Easy-to-understand guide to researching Irish and Scottish roots. It also gives a status report on each country’s records.

Salute to St. Patrick’s Day

<www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/notable/stpatrick.htm> Find fun links to traditional Irish songs, food and dances, plus a genealogy of St. Patrick.

Sources for Research in Irish Genealogy

<lcweb.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/ireland.html> A bibliography of resources for the Irish genealogist, from the Library of Congress.

What’s What in Irish Genealogy

<indigo.ie/~gorry/> Sorts through the tangle of genealogical sites on the Web and gives its picks for the best Irish genealogy helpers.

BOOKS

Erin’s Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the 19th Century by Hasia R. Diner (Johns Hopkins University Press)

The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851 edited by Ira A. Glazier, seven volumes (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

A Guide to Irish Parish Records (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Irish Genealogy: A Record Finder by Donald F. Begley (Heraldic Artists)

Irish Place Names by Deirdre Flanagan and Laurence Flanagan (Gill and Macmillan)

Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History by James G. Ryan (Ancestry)

Passenger Lists from Ireland by Dominick J. Hackett and Charles M. Early (Clearfield Co.)

Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy by Brian Mitchell (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: The Complete Guide by John Grenham (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

ORGANIZATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

American Irish Historical Society

991 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10028 (212) 288-2263 <www.aihs.org>

Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland

30 Harlech Crescent Clonskeagh Dublin 14, Ireland <indigo.ie/~apgi/>

Irish America magazine

Box 200 Congers, NY 10920 <www.irishamerica.com>

Irish Ancestral Research Association

Dept. W Box 619 Sudbury, MA 01776 <www.tiara.ie>

Irish Genealogical Foundation

Box 7575, Dept. HPA Kansas City, MO 64116 (816) 454-2410 <www.irishroots.com> Publishes journal of Irish Families.

Ulster Historical and Genealogical Guild/Ulster Historical Foundation

12 College Square E. Belfast BT1 6DD Northern Ireland <www.ancestryireland.com> Publishes Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review. Site includes searchable databases. 
 
From the Winter 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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