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INFORMATION ONLY for those Searching for IRISH Gen

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Cooper Report 19 Sep 2014 19:02

Hi Margot, thanks for the link.
I posted on the site and recieved the answers I was after within the day :-D



Chris Report 10 Sep 2014 11:21

These websites are so brilliant i lost trace of some family fron 1891 for birkenhead found them all in ireland alive and kicking thanks for putting up the info


Susan Report 9 Aug 2014 08:22

i have a 1911 census and a marriage date for william o'brien & genevieve fitzgerald in dublin. married 1908. i cannot find them on a 1901 census though william o'brien would be difficult. i cannot find a birth for genevieve on any sites i have tried. would there be any reason for this? i did find a genevefra fitzgerald born 1882 - i have her as 1887 - so not sure if this is a correct one. any reason do you think why i cannot find her on the 1901 census or a birth? thankyou


GlasgowLass Report 14 Jul 2014 00:45

Above site became available on 3 Jul 2014.
It has some improved GRO indexes to those currently available on FS or on Ancestry.
For births from 1900 onwards, the mother's maiden name is included.
Many births and marriages have the actual dates.
It may be worth referring to this link first, which provides a bit more info on the updated site.

I used it to find exact DOBs and subsequent marriage dates for my families who appear on the 1911 Irish census returns!

Edit @ 22 Jul. The above site has been removed


Nicola Report 31 Mar 2014 20:03

thank you so much for posting this ;D


Pauline Report 8 Nov 2013 01:44

Still searching for 2 irish nurses who were in Manchester in 1951 who had a brother called John Rynne/Rynn who was my father(i was born in 1952)-if I found the nurses(don't know their christian names)I could find my father-there are many Johns-they may have returned to Ireland or gone to USA as he was "Irish/American"-these women if alive are unlikely to go on this site but they could have descendents who do-grateful for any help.My mothers's name was Winnie Williams.


GlasgowLass Report 28 Oct 2013 13:19

1922 Irish Army Census

Although I have also posted the link on the Military thread, it may be useful to some of you.
It is also useful to refer to the link about why the census was taken

Ashamedly, I dont have a very good knowledge of the political history surrounding partition, but my mum often talked about her family and their involvement. ( Free State)

I had a look at the at my mother's home town and was astounded to find 6 of her relatives in a Garrison of just 16 men, including her grandfather , an uncle and a cousin.
All 16 had occupied the former Barracks as civilian men due to it being a troublesome area
All of them were subsequently signed up to the Irish Army in July 1922 where mum's uncle was the Sergeant who signed their census.

I had no idea that I would find them on this census!

Apologies as I see that Joy posted the same link back in March, and is now fully searchable by name or area

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins Report 19 Oct 2013 11:41

If one of your ancestors or relatives worked for Guinness in Dublin then have a look at this wonderful might find some interesting information. Wish mine did.....they drank enough of the black stuff!


GinaS Report 11 Oct 2013 10:01

Irish GRO change of address:

Werburgh Street,
Dublin 2.

Opened Monday 30th September, 2013

Telephone Number for the New Office: 0035318940080 for outside of Ireland

In Dublin: 8940080

In Ireland outside Dublin: 01 8940080


cookie4416 Report 18 Sep 2013 13:37

Hi all,

I am looking for John Joseph McNulty ( Mc Anulty - McEnnulty ) born Ireland
( I have been told )1827.

All three spellings of his surname where on his childrens birth certficates.

He was a McEnnulty on his marriage certificate when he married a Mary Ann Oldfield in Tasmania.

Are you able to help or suggest where I look for this man who has been very difficult to find.

I cannot find him coming into Australia


mgnv Report 15 Sep 2013 23:43

I stumbled across PRONI's online street directories, and thought they might be of interest to others.

In particular, there's a search link at right at:

Echo of original post "Northern Ireland online street directories" at:


Shelley Report 20 Jun 2013 22:10

Thanks for that!! I've registered and hopefully will find my Lannans and Farrells!


MargarettawasMargot Report 20 Jun 2013 12:34

Update to above 2 posts-I have had 3 replies to my messages within
48 hours...and I haven't had to outlay one cent.The people on the site
are really helpful,it's a great site.Just keep in mind though,it's a fledgling site so not all parishes are up and running yet.You can still join a parish or county and leave a message though.Let's hope more people will get behind it,and join it,as it has potential.



MargarettawasMargot Report 19 Jun 2013 08:30

Further to my post above,I have left 3 messages for different parishes and received 1 message within a couple of hours of joining the site.I am rapt.It has already helped me.

I forgot to say a few things-when you join the site,you then join each parish that you're interested in and leave a message if you want to.Members who have already joined,or the person who replies to queries from your parish,can reply if they want to.

They do encourage anyone who is coming over to Ireland to find their roots to donate to the site,but there's no pressure.They aim to use this money to have paid guides to show people around the village
of their ancestors etc. to make it an enjoyable experience.

There is an Irish DNA testing sceme for the typical Irish DNA for each village-they are trying to get people who have lived in a village for generations to get their DNA tested etc.

I like the helpful suggestions that they make to help you find your ancestors.Overall,it's got the potential to be a really great site if people,volunteers and potential users of the site get behind it.
Check it out.



MargarettawasMargot Report 18 Jun 2013 13:49

Hi Teresa,

Just thought I'd let you know of a new Irish website which I found over
the weekend. It's called "Ireland-Reaching Out," and it's free.It aims to reconnect all the people around the world with their Irish ancestors,and is run mainly by volunteers.It's only been going about 12 months or so,and could potentially be very helpful for people like me who have a few Irish brick walls to break down. You can join the site,and leave a message,and someone will try to answer your query.
Other people can answer your message as well.

If you know the specific village etc.they will try to get in touch with any people of the same name in that village,potentially your cousins.If you don't have specific information someone will reply with helpful links etc.

If you are visiting Ireland you are encouraged to return to your ancestor's birthplace ,where they try to arrange for you to visit the house of your ancestor,see graves,sites of interest etc.and meet up with your modern-day cousins.

This site makes use of local knowledge,which is it's strength,and should be really good if enough volunteers get behind it to make it a useful tool in finding one's Irish roots.Some people have already done this,with great success.

The link to find it is...


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 21 May 2013 16:46

Don't know if this has been added before, but I have just found it.
it won't help in finding relatives probably but it is quite interesting re Baronies and population :-)


muddled Report 15 May 2013 17:52

hello trying to find information in john navin -navim est birth 1836 couny mayo ireland but i believeit is a big place and have no idea where to start .

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 18 Apr 2013 12:56

Web: Northern Ireland, Will Calendar Index, 1839-1943


Margo Report 26 Mar 2013 21:58

What about and The first has heritage centre records for most counties (pay site) and the second has the Griffith's Valuation for free. Keep up the good work! Margo :-)


Judith Report 20 Mar 2013 00:31

Hi Teresa,
Many thanks indeed for the list of websites.