This Irish Genealogy site offers the Irish descendant (from New York, Canada, UK, Australia...) the chance to trace their Irish family tree and search for their surname origins and the records of their Irish ancestor's birth, marriage or death.
Kyle J. Betit is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author residing
in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kyle specializes in Irish and immigration research.
Kyle Betit is a Senior Genealogist at ProGenealogists, Inc., in Salt Lake City
and the author of the Irish Genealogy Pages at
Irish Church Records Online Tracing your family history in Ireland is becoming easier! One reason is that two major websites now host indexes and abstracts of Irish church records. Since Irish civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths only began in 1864
Question and Answer: DNA Test? Question: Do you think it is worth the money to order
a DNA test? … I haven't been able to find where my ancestor
came from in Ireland. Joseph Harney was born about May 12,
1853, somewhere in Ireland. He had a sister Kate, born about
1851. She married John Gillin about 1876 in Cleveland Ohio …
Joseph Harney died in Cleveland on 5 December 1910. More....
Update on Dublin Archives and Libraries, September 2007 I had the opportunity to visit Dublin in August/September. Some important developments are worth mentioning. First, I was delighted to see that some very important additional records have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah (Mormons) at the National Archives of Ireland on Bishop Street, Dublin. More....
Wexford Town Public Library Wexford town’s library holds important resources for genealogy, family history, and local history. I was fortunate to visit there in August 2007 when researching a family from Crossabeg Catholic Parish [Tikillin Civil Parish] just north of Wexford town and the River Slaney. More....
City Library & Archive A great new facility is available in Dublin for people researching Dublin
families, and families from throughout Ireland. It’s the renovated Dublin
City Library & Archive facility at 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
& Answers Need help with the research on your family tree? Looking for specific
records but not exactly sure where to find them? IrishAbroad.com's genealogy
expert, Kyle Betit, will do his best to show the best routes to find what
you are looking for. Read some of his answers to questions from other members
Leitrim Research County Leitrim is located in the historical province of Connaught in
the eastern part of Ireland. This article discusses some sources you can
use for Leitrim research, but there are many more than are discussed here.
A journal article that you can use for some additional background and sources
is Séan O Suilleabháin’s 1992 article "Tracing Your Leitrim Ancestors" published
in Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review (volume 2, pages 78-86).More....
Internet Resources – Records Online There are now, thankfully, many record sources from Ireland available
online for research. Some of these are on free web sites, and some of them
are on web sites that require a payment or subscription. I have listed here
some of the web sites that I use all the time as a professional genealogist,
and some of the ones with the most useful data on them for Irish research.
Citizenship by Descent Did you know that if one of your grandparents was born in Ireland, you
may be able to obtain Irish citizenship? The Republic of Ireland does grant
citizenship to applicants who can prove their descent from a grandparent
born in Ireland. More....
Irish Resources at the Family History Library The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is one of the best places
in the world to do Irish research, whether you need records from Ireland
itself or records of Irish immigrants living in the United States, Canada,
and many other countries. This repository is operated by the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church or Mormons), and it is open
to the public for researching ancestors. More....
Church of Ireland Records No matter what your Irish ancestor's religion was, it is very important
to consider the records of the Church of Ireland, since it was the Established
Church in Ireland from 1536 to 1871. Its records contain information about
residents of all religious denominations.
Land Records in Ireland Many of our Irish ancestors were tenant farmers who rented or leased
their land directly from a landowner or indirectly from a "middleman." Kyle
Betit takes us through the varying different ways of finding ancestors in
Ireland through land registers and leases. More....
Irish Internet Resources – General Web Sites The ever-expanding Internet now offers many excellent web sites for
Irish genealogy research, whether you are doing research in Ireland records,
or searching for the Irish origins of your immigrant ancestor.
Irish Catholic Church Records Records kept by Catholic churches in Ireland usually included baptismal
and marriage registers. Few Irish Catholic churches kept burial registers
in the nineteenth century. Church records are a very important source for
researching your ancestors. More....
Irish Civil Registration Registration of non-Catholic marriages in Ireland began in 1845, and
the registration of all births, marriages and deaths began in 1864. More....
Heritage Centres To Ireland A system of heritage centres in Ireland serves people interested in
family history. Each centre indexes and computerizes records of a particular
Names in Ireland
Place names and geographical divisions are very important for successful
genealogy research in Ireland. Land in Ireland is divided into different
jurisdictions, religious and political, in a way that can be complicated
to understand. more...