Locating Dublin Ancestors

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Dublin Family Heritage Centre Glasnevin Cemetery,Dublin Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin
This website was launched on 1 Nov 1999. Has diocesan email directory of clergy.
Web Editor: [email protected]
Catholic Parish of Donabate, Dublin
Missing Irish People's Website
Interesting... well worth a visit.


Useful Addresses

National Archives
Registry of Deeds
Valuation Office
Land Commission
General Registry Office of Ireland
National Library of Ireland
Genealogical Office
Ruesch International Bank
Representative Church Body Library
Townlands Index
======================================================================== National Archives, Tel 4783711 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Bishop Street, Fax: 4072333 DUBLIN 8 Ireland. Conditions: Ticket required; pencils only allowed Procedure: You will be given an application form in the foyer for a readers ticket. You will be required to sign in and deposit anything, apart from your research material, in the lockers. Pencils are provided if you forget your own. Take the lift to the 5th floor. Your completed form will be processed and a ticket, valid for the current year issued. The staff will assist you if necessary. Main holdings include the 1901 and 1911 Census Returns; the latter are not open to the public in Belfast. The National Archives of Ireland Registry of Deeds, Tel: 8732233 Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm King's Inns, Henrietta Street Fax: 8048406 DUBLIN 1 Ireland. Conditions: Fee payable Procedure: Firstly, pay a search fee, which is 2 for the day, in the ground floor office and sign the register. Go, by stairs or lift, to the second floor, where all records are located. The room closest to the lift contains the Index of Grantors. You should find the Lands Index on the mezzanine off the corridor to the right at top of stairs. Holdings: Deeds registered since 1708. Valuation Office, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, DUBLIN 1 Ireland. Tel: 01-817-1000 Fax: 01-817-1180 Land Commission, 24 Merrion Street, DUBLIN 2 Ireland. General Register Office of Ireland, Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street East, DUBLIN 2 Ireland. (For birth, marriage and death certificates) National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, DUBLIN 2 Ireland. Genealogical Office, 2 Kildare Street, DUBLIN 2 Ireland. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ When writing to any of the above, it is useful to enclose international postage vouchers. When making enquiries, give as much detail as possible. Technical Note: When replying to posts on the IRELAND list, please try to snip some of the copied text to save other Subscribers, and yourself, on downloading time and cost. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Ruesch International Bank 700 Eleventh Street NW Washington DC USA 20001-4507 Just call FREEPHONE 1-800-424-2923 and for a small fee they will post you a sterling cheque made payable to the party of your choice. Useful for paying for copy birth certificates in UK, etc. The organisation also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, London and Zurich. Ruesch International Bank Ruesch International Ltd 18 Saville Row London W1X 1AE England FREEPHONE 0800 424 2923 Representative Church Body Library Braemor Park, Churchtown Dublin 14 Note: All Church of Ireland records are held here. Many recently updated records are also held. Obituaries Online... a great site.. A search engine;all you do is type in the family name Obituaries Online Townlands Index Irish Ancestors The single most important item of information for Irish family history research is a precise place of origin, and the most important tool in identifying Irish placenames is the 1851 General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland. From here you can search the entire Index, together with street listings from Dublin, Cork and Belfast cities, more than 65,000 entries in all.
Family Search Genealogy Service Well worth a visit. Provided by the Church of Latter-Day Saints.
Ireland's National Tourism Database Visit here before you visit Ireland in reality!
The Irish State Website Worth visits before your real visit to Ireland
Irish Email Search Service
They claim to have over 23,000 Irish email addresses available for searchers.
Welcome to Mapquest Looking for a map of a location in Ireland? Try here
The Irish News complete guide to Ireland, county by county
Travelling Around Ireland with Patricia Tunison Preston Looking for Irish travel tips?
Relationship's Chart

Seeking my grandfather Keough's ancestors and probably relatives. His name was John James and he was b. (according to him) July 4, 1869 although the year is not certain. He was born on Irish Sea. His father was John and his mother Margaret (poss. NELSON) of IOM The family lived in Dublin in 1920s on Little Britain St. His siblings were James, Dick and Tom (older) and Nicholas b. ca 1874 Dublin, Fred and twins Edward & Edwin. There were also girls and one was named Bridget, b. after 1884.

All efforts to find info so far have met with zilch. I am sure there are living relatives out there or some kind soul with some records that could offer a clue. We've been trying for 50 years now. They may have also owned land in Liverpool ca WW1.

Many thanks for any help, Eliz. in VT, USA : [email protected]

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