Quick links to sites mentioned in class
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Free Family Tree Templates
The Irish Census
Irish genealogy - Births, Marriages and Deaths
You will need to register for an account to use this site, but it is free and you just use your email and make your own password.
Once you have that done, you can search the Irish civil registrations here:
This will give you information to order the record from the the GRO in Werburgh Street
This is a site made by volunteers in the UK. You can find the registration information for births, marriages and deaths in the UK
nd use that to order the cert from the UK GRO. The prices for certs in the UK are much higher than Ireland.
Catholic Parish Registers
This site has scans of many Catholic parish records. Some are easy to read, some are terrible. Not all parishes are included.
They are working on including Church of Ireland parishes in the future. They are taking pictures of them at the moment.
Shipping agreements and crew lists
This site has details of sailors and ships they served on.
Claire Santry's website
This is probably one of the most useful sites. She always has up to the minute news. Keep an eye on it for special offers and 'free' weekends from the paid sites.
Usually at Patrick's day they give some free access.
Another good site is from ireland.net. They have free gravestone transcriptions and photos and lots of useful information.
There are a lot of ads on the site, which is annoying, but you can maybe use an adblocker to stop them.
Search by name - people renting land in the 1840s and 50s
Search by place name - people renting land in the 1840s and 50s
These sites are either member only (paid) or they allow you a certain amount of searching and then charge a fee.
They almost all have 'free' times during the year, so keep an eye out for them.
Irish ancestors (John Grenham's site)
Quite expensive, but with a huge range of records.