Comparison of genealogy programs

Links from John Grenham.

The Association of Professional Genealogists

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland

Townlands Index, is based on the 1851 census records and lists more than 60,000 townland names.

It is available online at and

Griffith's Valuation

Another online version, pay-per-view, is at

Tithe Defaulters from Data Tree Publishing,

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Scottish General Register Office,

1901 census for England and Wales,

Websites no longer available

Sean Murphy's Beginner's Guide to Irish Genealogy ,

The Fianna Homepage,

The 'mother of all' genealogy site lists is Cyndi Howell's

Genuki, IRLcontents.html

The Irish Ancestors listings at

General Register Office Records

Latter Day Saints The best site for Irish census returns volunteer transcripts for 1901 and 1911 for parts of Donegal.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers' Guild is the Ellis Island site which has New York arrivals' records has a selection of links to ships' lists. has an extensive but incomplete database of transportation records from Ireland to Australia up to 1868. has details of convict arrivals in Australia, the largest commercial genealogy site, has very little of genuine interest for Ireland. One exception is the Royal Irish Constabulary List, an index to the LDS microfilms of the original service registers. The index is about seventy per cent complete as of May 2003., the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, is probably the best online military database., the Royal Dublin Fusiliers' Association, has excellent information on the Irish in World War I.

Mailing lists

By far the largest and most venerable collection of lists is at A full Irish list can be found at has forty-six Irish genealogy lists. has an enormous list indexed alphabetically. is the largest provider of free genealogy pages. also gives users free web pages and allows searches. A straightforward search on a site such as Google or Yahoo -'Murphy Family History' -can often be surprisingly rewarding., the National Archives of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland is the home of the Irish Family History Foundation, the umbrella body of the local heritage centre network in Ireland.

National Library of Ireland,

Open 10-8.30 Mon, Tues, Wed; 10-4.30 Thurs, Fri; 10-12.30 Sat

National Archives of Ireland, Bishop St, Dublin 8 Tel: (01) 4072300, Fax: (01) 4072333



Open 10-5 Mon-Fri

General Register Office (Dublin), Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard St E., Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 6354000, Fax: (01) 6354440


Open 9.30-12.30, 2.15-4.30 Mon-Fri

Land Valuation Office, Irish Life Centre,

Abbey St Lower, Dublin 1

Tel: (01) 8171000, Fax: (01) 8171180

Email:, Internet: Open 9.30-12.30, 2-4.30 Mon-Fri

Representative Church Body Library,

Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14 ;

Tel: (01) 4923979, Fax: (01) 4924770



Open 9-1, 1.45-5 Mon-Fri

Registry of Deeds, Henrietta St, Dublin 1

Tel: (01) 4733300


Open 10-4.30 Mon-Fri

Cork Archives Institute, Christ Church, South Main St, Cork

Tel: (021) 4277809, Fax: (021) 4274668


Open 10-1,2.30-5 Tues-Fri

Society of Friends Library, Swanbrook House, Morehampton Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Tel: (01) 6687157


Open 10.30-1 Thurs

Family History Libraries (Latter-Day Saints)

Fingtas Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Tel: (01) 8309960


Open 7-9 pm Tues-Fri; 12.30-4.30 Thurs

Sarsfield Rd, Wilton, Cork

Tel: (021) 4341737

Open 10-12 Tues; 7-9 pm Wed

Dooradoyle Rd, Limerick

7-9 pm Fri

The Genealogical Office, 2 Kildare St, Dublin 2 Tel: (01) 6618811


Open 10--4.30 Mon-Fri


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland,

66 Balmoral Avenue, Belfast BT9 6NY

Tel: (01232) 661621


Open 9.15-4.45 Mon-Fri

Presbyterian Historical Society, Room 218, Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast BTI 6DW

Tel: (01232) 323936


Open 10-12.30 Mon-Fri; 10-12.30 and 2-4 Wed

Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegal Square North, Belfast BTI 5GD

Tel: (01232) 321707, Fax: (01232) 438586


Open 9.30-5.30 Mon-Fri; 9.30-4 Sat

General Register Office (Belfast), Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester St, Belfast BTI 4HL

Tel: (028) 90252000




Family Records Centre, 1 Myddelton St, Islingron ECIR lOW

Tel: (0870) 2437788, Fax: (0)1704550013



Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, SurreyTW94DU

Tel: (020) 88763444, Fax: (020) 83925286 Internet:



Mayo North Family History Research Centre, Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo ,

Tel: (096) 31809, Fax: (096) 31885 ;


North Mayo only.

South Mayo Family Research Centre, Main St, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Tel: (092) 41214, Fax: (092) 41214


South Mayo only.


WHB, New Antrim St, Castlebar

Tel: (094) 23249