Searching your Irish roots online - a guide to Irish genealogy websites and how to search on them


This site does exactly what it says on the tin. You can search for your ancestors by name or by a specific dates.



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Clare Library

If your families roots are in County Clare then you’re in luck. This library website is a wealth of information on genealogy in the area , from list of tithe payments to group memberships and school registrations.

Belfast Families

This site contains records of 276,000 families in Belfast, apart from the east.

Here you can search arrival zones boat by boat to find information on ancestors who emigrated from Ireland to the US, Argentina and several other locations.

Here you can carryout  a free search for birth, baptismal, marriage, burial, death, census, and gravestone inscription records

Landed Estates

This website allows you to search for information on historic houses in the regions of Connacht and Munster.