Irish Genealogy: Research Resources and Strategies

Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee shares some of his recent discoveries for breaking down brick walls when it comes to tracing your Irish roots!

FREE Resources to Trace Your Irish Genealogy

St. Patrick’s Day may have passed, and March is still Irish-American Heritage Month . . . but I’m always working on tracing my Irish roots. Whether it is my Slatterys, my O’Keefe’s or even my MacEntee’s, from time to time I need help making real progress,

Here is a list of some recent finds out on the Internet – all available for FREE!

Ancestry.com

FREE resources at Ancestry.com to trace your Irish roots

Periodically Ancestry.com posts free PDF “cheat sheets” with TONS of information. These aren’t always easy to find, but with some clever sleuthing (and the “luck of the Irish”), here is what I found:

 

Findmypast

Findmypast are the leaders in Irish family history with 110 million Irish records and over 300 million names. With the largest collection of Irish family history records at your fingertips, start exploring Irish censuses, parish records, Irish newspapers and more to discover your Irish ancestors today!

Did you know that you can SEARCH and look at documents in Findmypast for FREE? You only need to purchase credits or buy a subscription if you want to get the image and further details. In my opinion, Findmypast is one of the most under-rated and under-used resources!

“Findmypast are the leaders in Irish family history with 110 million Irish records and over 300 million names. With the largest collection of Irish family history records at your fingertips, start exploring Irish censuses, parish records, Irish newspapers and more to discover your Irish ancestors today!”

 

Family Tree Magazine

While Family Tree Magazine has the BEST online store for a variety of genealogy and family history items, there are some free articles available too!

While Family Tree Magazine has the BEST online store for a variety of genealogy and family history items, there are some free articles available too!

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About the Author

Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.

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