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Directories & Almanacs
Irish Directories & Almanacs   currently 77 directories from 1824-1900Images available
Only a handful of truly national Irish directories are available. These Irish Directories form the largest online collection, and include the most comprehensive Irish directories available. A vital research tool, and a must for those interested in Ireland shortly before enumeration of the 1901 Census of Ireland. The collection will grow into a comprehensive collection of over 400 directories and almanacs pertaining to Dublin, Ireland 1636 to 1900.   More
The directories are covered by two searches:
  • Dublin Directories 1835-1900
  • Directories of Ireland 1824-1894
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    Census records & census substitutes
    Census of Elphin 1749  nearly 20,000 names Images available
    Records for nearly 20,000 people residing in the Diocese of Elphin in 1749. Completeness, detail of occupations, status and households is unique, giving an insight into rural Ireland in the mid-18th century.   More
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    Dublin City Census 1851  60,000 heads of household
    A comprehensive list of over 60,000 names and addresses of heads of households, accompanied by scanned images of the original 1847 Ordnance Survey Town Plans of Dublin City, to help users identify specific addresses.   More
    Dublin City Census 1901: Rotunda Ward  over 13,500 names
    Includes details of 13,556 individuals living in over 1,334 properties in the Rotunda Ward in Dublin City, and comprises a full extraction of the data in the relevant 1901 census records.   More
    Griffith's Valuation  1847-1864 Images available
    In association with the National Library of IrelandThe "census substitute" for mid-19th century Ireland; the first systematic valuation of all property holdings in Ireland. The version of the survey available here is definitive, containing the most complete set of revisions and amendments available anywhere. Indispensable for Irish genealogy research.   More
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    Irish "strays" in England & Wales Census 1841 Images available
    The 1841 census was the very first in the UK to contain names. A full index to and digitised images of the complete census for England & Wales is now available. Users with access to CDs of the original records can use this index alongside these CDs.   More
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    Irish "strays" in England & Wales Census 1871 Images available
    A full index to and digitised images of the original 1871 Census records. Origins.net census indexes are recognised as the most accurate and complete available.   More
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    Tithe Defaulters 1831   over 29,000 names
    The most important evidence we have of the infamous Tithe War 1831-38. Over 29,000 names indexed are those recorded by the Church of Ireland clergy who refused to pay their tithe (or religious tax).   More
    William Smith O'Brien Petition  1848-9,  over 80,000 names Images available
    The William Smith O'Brien Petition is list of over 80,000 names and places from 1848/9, the time of the Great Famine. It is a valuable census substitute for that time, as well as an important historical resource.   More
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    Electoral registers
    Electoral Registers for Ireland  1832-38,  over 52,600 names Images available
    This dataset details those eligible to vote in Ireland after the electorate had been greatly increased following the Great Reform Act of 1832. Over 52,600 names, details of occupations, addresses and entitlement criteria to vote.   More
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    Marriage records
    Dublin Will and Grant Books Index  1270-1858,  over 500,000 names Images available
    Since most of the original records were lost in the PRO in 1922, these indexes, containing marriages, may represent the only record of lost primary source material.   More
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    Wills records
    Dublin Will and Grant Books Index  1270-1858,  over 35,800 names Images available
    Since most of the original records were lost in the PRO in 1922, these indexes, containing wills, may represent the only record of lost primary source material.   More
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    Index of Irish Wills  1484-1858,  over 102,000 names
    The Index to Irish Wills covers all wills and related documents, up to 1858, held by the National Archives of Ireland.   More
    Phillimore & Thrift, Indexes to Irish Wills  1536-1858,  over 30,000 wills Images available
    This series, compiled from existing finding aids at the Public Record Office in Dublin, contains entries for over 30,000 wills for many of the diocesan consistorial courts of Ireland up to 1800, and some up to 1858.   More
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    Sir Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland  1536-1810,  over 40,000 wills Images available
    This important book is well known to Irish genealogists. It contains an index to over 40,000 Irish wills, most of which were destroyed in the 1922 explosion at the Public Record Office in Dublin.   More
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    Burial records
    Brian J. Cantwell's Memorials of the Dead  over 60,000 names Images available
    Cantwell's original typewritten records are available on Irish Origins as digitised images. Over 60,000 names have been indexed primarily covering Counties Wicklow, Wexford and South Dublin.   More
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    Memorials of the Dead - Galway & Mayo  over 8,000 names
    Full transcripts of the surviving memorials found in the 128 graveyards and churches of west Counties Galway and Mayo. Over 3,000 memorials dated up to 1901 have been transcribed and over 8,000 names indexed.   More
    Military, War, & Rebellion records
    Ireland's Memorial Records  1914-18,  over 49,600 names Images available
    The collection, published in 1923, was compiled to preserve the names of over 49,000 Irishmen who lost their lives in World War I. The most complete record known and unique in many ways.   More
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    Militia Attestations Index  1872-1915,  over 12,500 names
    An index to Militia Attestation Papers for over 12,500 militiamen in the Royal Garrison Artillery (present day Royal Artillery) in Ireland. A very fruitful data source for Irish genealogy.   More
    The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders  1798,  over 49,600 names
    The 1798 Rebellion was a watershed in Irish history. This dataset brings together some of the few remaining primary sources, with over 8,000 names covering those who took up arms and those whose property was damaged.   More
    Passenger Lists
    British & Irish Passenger Lists  1890 & 1891,  over 193,000 names
    Probably the most complete and accurate transcriptions of the 1890 & 1891 passenger lists for sailings from British & Irish ports to the USA and Canada. The names of nearly 200,000 passengers are included.   More
    Transatlantic Migration  1858-1870,  over 42,000 names
    All the details recorded on ships' passenger lists returning to Britain and Ireland from North America between 1858 and 1870. Over 42,000 people are recorded most of whom were of Irish, English or Scottish origin.   More
    Places, Maps & Images
    Dublin City 1847 Ordnance Survey Town Plans Images available
    These maps, made available by the Planning Department of Dublin Corporation, are the first detailed town plans of Dublin City to be produced by the Ordnance Survey. They are still used today, particularly by cartographers and city planners and developers.
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    Griffith's Survey Maps & Plans Images available
    The original maps and town plans used for the Griffith's Valuation team, marked up and annotated by those working on the Primary Valuation and subsequently by Valuation Office personnel.
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    Irish Origins Library  7 collections, 19th century Images available
    Rare vintage photos, maps and other publications offering a rare glimpse of daily life throughout the country.
    Includes: Children's Employment Commission Part II (1842)- BROWSE FREE, Album of Ireland - 53 Views, Ireland in Pictures, Illustrated Guide to Ireland.
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    Irish Genealogy Research: Recovering from the Four Courts losses
    Children's Employment Commission Report Part II
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    Probate Jurisdictions: Where to look for wills
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