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!
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:
- Finding Your Irish Immigrant Ancestor (8 pages) https://www.genealogybargains.com/ancestry-findingirishancestors
- 10 Places to Find Your Irish Ancestor in America (3 pages)
- Finding Your Ancestors from the UK and Ireland (8 pages)
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!”
- Discover Your Irish Ancestors with Findmypast
- A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Findmypast’s Irish Records
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!
- 11 Best Websites for Researching Irish Ancestors
- How to Search for Ancestors in Irish Catholic Church Records
- Keeping It Civil: How to Find Irish Civil Registration Records
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