The Genealogy portion of this site is separated into three main sections. Each section increases in the depth of information provided, ranging from resources of interest for casual family researchers to serious amateur historians. Visit the links at left to explore each section:
- Entry Level Genealogy
- Intermediate Level Genealogy
- Advanced Level Genealogy
The four key internet sites of assistance to family researchers are now said to be:
www.census.nationalarchives.ie which includes images of documents for all counties in Ireland, including 1901 and 1911 census returns arranged by street name, townland and parish, giving name/age/religion/education/occupation/marital status and county of birth.
www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-evaluation which includes maps and copies of original documents, listing rateable heads of household between 1848 and 1864.
www.familysearch.org listing 21 million BDM records in 1845-1958.
www.rootsireland.ie of BDM records with option to purchase on pay-per-view basis.
Poll Start Date: 28th August 2010
Our belief is also that family researchers have in their possession much historical material of value that is not currently in the public domain. A classic piece of family research at its best which could be a good template for any researcher must be that on the Fergusons.
A sister website which is called ‘A Race Divided’ is now available in e-book format and invites visitors to post such material with the intention to accumulate enough of quality over a two-year period for a bound volume. Continuing in parallel even after that, the e-book format should still prove to be a convenient format for the sharing of information that is of mutual and general interest. Visitors will observe that abstracts for twenty chapters have been posted to provide tasters as to intended content and an author of a chapter will have accumulated hard-earned knowledge in that field. Visitors are invited to submit posts to any chapter of material that is relevant and of interest. This can be in the form of hand-me-down memories and family archive material. The only requirements for a contribution are:
It should relate to North West Ireland or the Western Isles of Scotland.
It should relate to the period 1750-1850.
It should relate to lives and times of that period.
Please note that while blogs are still accumulating there are a good number of interesting links on the site so that even if a visitor does not intend to contribute material the site is still well worth a visit. It is the intention that authors will also post chapter-in-progress material on the site in PDF format.