A collection of digitized maps of Dublin and Ireland, viewable in Google map format, a revised and improved townland database, scans and extracts from a number of directories, a database of Catholic parishes as they were during the mid 1830s, Catholic and civil parish links for over 1,000 parishes, and map coordinates to over to 2,000 churches and chapels. All free to access....

The revised menu system, is located to the left, and the various sub-sections indicated with the grey background e.g. 'Historic Maps','Irish Records' etc. Click on these to expand each section and show the links to the pages available in each category.

For the latest news of Irish Genealogy and general history see :

Irish Genealogy News Claire Santry
John Grenham's Irish Roots Blog (johngrenham.com)
Townland of Origin / Joe Buggy (Irish Genealogical Research in North America)

Also see the wordpress article list to the right of this screen and the links page.

I can do lookups of various Dublin directories, mainly Thoms from 1848 onward. Post your lookup request either as a reply to the Dublin Directories lookup thread on the Genealogy Section of Boards.ie, or post a new thread on that board with Dublin Directory lookup in the subject, or post a brief message to twitter @shanew147
See also the new Directory Database

Latest articles and updates...

  21 November 2017

Census Placename Errors  

There are a number of errors relating to place-names on the 1901/1911 Census returns of Ireland, examples of the various types discovered during analysis are listed below. These should be kept in mind when searching the census by place-name. In … Continue reading

  4 June 2017

Description of the town of Bray – 1822  

From ‘Guide to the County of Wicklow’ by Rev. G.N. Wright Published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row (London) 1822 The town of Bray is situated upon a river of same name, the boundary of the county Wicklow, ten miles from … Continue reading

  25 May 2017

Description of the Scalp – 1822  

From ‘Guide to the County of Wicklow’ by Rev. G.N. Wright Published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row (London) 1822           Two miles from Enniskerry, on the Dublin road, and in the county of Dublin, which … Continue reading

  11 May 2017


Civil BMD Index (Irishgenealogy/GRO) Civil BMD Index (FamilySearch) Church Records – Dublin, Kerry, Carlow, Cork (IrishGenealogy) RC Parish Register Images (NLI) Extracted Civil Births, Marriages & Deaths (FamilySearch) Anglican Record Project (RCBL) List of CofI Parish Records (RCBL) FreeBMD (Eng/Wales) … Continue reading

  16 April 2017

Searching Irish Civil BMD Records online  

Searching Irish Civil BMD Records online Historic Civil BMD records consist of two collections, Registers Books and Index books. The National Registers and Indexes for all of Ireland were kept by the General Register Office (GRO), in Dublin. The head … Continue reading

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For family history queries see the Genealogy forum on Boards.ie