On-line Resources



Ancestry         www.ancestry.co.uk/

Family History and Genealogy Records from the Mormon Church           https://familysearch.org/        

Records from The National Archives and over 2,500 archives across the UK http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

The Official Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs Service of the National Archives  http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk/ For records of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial taken from non parish sources

FreeBMD transcriptions of the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales 1837-1983   http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

FreeReg  (Free Parish Registers)  http://www.freereg.org.uk/   As well as using this site to find information I also became a volunteer and transcribed records for the Parish of Blyth, Notts.

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire:

The Lincolnshire Archives - http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/residents/archives/

Lincolnshire and Fenland Families  http://www.linclinks.co.uk/


Mid-Kent Marriages Index 1754-1911  http://woodchurchancestry.org.uk/midkentmarriages/index.php

Kent on-line Parish Churches  http://www.kent-opc.org/index.html

Kent History and Library Centre       


East Sussex Record Office http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/localandfamilyhistory/esro/default.htm

The Tyler Index in the Card Catalogue at Ancestry


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks            http://www.cornwall-opc.org/

Cornwall Record Office                   http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/records-archives-and-cornish-studies/




Irish  Church Records: http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/

Search by Name, Century, event (baptism, marriage, burial), parish


Registry of Deeds records on line are viewable from the Family Search Library -Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929
The Registry of Deeds is a repository of records of wills, land transactions in Ireland and other deeds from 1707 to 1929. While most of the deeds registered prior to 1800 were related to the Protestant ascendency Catholic occupiers are sometimes mentioned. Thus the Registry of Deeds is a rich source of genealogical information. Marriage settlements are particularly informative about family relationships.

The transactions are recorded in 3 separate types of ledger:

  • By date of registration and assigned number. i.e. as a memorial of a deed – records of wills, land transactions and other deeds (e.g marriage transactions) from 1709-1929. A memorial is a summary of the transaction, giving the date, the names and descriptions of all parties and all witnesses to the deed and a description of the property affected by the deed.
  • By name Grantor’s Index - an alphabetic list of sellers/lessors. Up to 1833 the Grantor index does not give the address or townland involved. It shows only the surname and first name of the grantor, followed by the surname of the first grantee, then the volume, page and deed number required to find the record. After 1833 the Grantor index adds the county in which the lands were situated
  • By place - Townlands Index - groups townlands together under their first letter only. The Land index groups townlands together under their first letter only. After 1828 the Land index is further divided by barony, so it is necessary to know the barony in which the townland was located. Cities and corporation towns have separate indexes arranged by street or vicinity.
Comprehensive instructions on searching these records can be found in the Regisrty of Deeds Index Project - Browse Guides to the Registry of Deeds.

Registry of Deeds Index Project.  

The Index Project - The purpose of this project is to index all of the names that appear in the memorial books at the registry of deeds. Search by name, title/occupation, residence or reference #

IGRS Marriage database - http://www.irishancestors.ie/   Resources/Unique resources/Early Irish Marriages Index

Search by name of bride or groom or both



Irish Manuscripts Commission  http://www.irishmanuscripts.ie

Click on IMC Digital Editions;  Scan down to Abstracts of Wills, 3 volumes 1708-1832


Nick Reddan’s Newspaper Extracts  http://members.iinet.net.au/~nickred/newspaper/

Various Irish newspapers from 1720 to 1865 sorted by family name.


Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland  http://www.archive.org/stream/indextoprerogati00vica#page/502/mode/2up

Lists wills alphabetically, Gives year (death? Probate?).  No originals available - destroyed in the 1922 fire


National Archives of Ireland: http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie

a.       Census of Ireland 1901-1911

b.      Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837

c.       Soldiers Wills 1914-1917

d.      Calendar of Wills and Administrations 1958-1922


DIPPAM - http://www.dippam.ac.uk

Documenting Ireland: Parliament, People and Migration


Free Irish Genealogy Books             http://irishnobility.blogspot.com/

Family Histories:

Index of Irish Pedigrees

* Irish Clans, Tribes and Septs
* Irish Family Histories

Irish-American Family Histories
* Irish-Australian Family Histories

Irish-Canadian Family Histories


Irish Diaspora
Irish Diaspora - North America


* Almanacs and Directories
* Church - Records
Irish Genealogy Resources
* Journals


Alumni Dublinenses Trinity_College_Extracts. Xls.         (Use a Google search)

Eneclann – A history and heritage company based in Dublin   http://www.eneclann.ie 


a.       Eneclann: primary source material for Irish history and genealogy

b.      Archive CD Books Ireland: digitised versions of rare and essential reference books on CD, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin Library

c.       Special offers - article Irish Family History research online (download free)

Research Services



Northern Ireland/Ulster

PRONI Public Records Office of Northern Ireland  http://www.proni.gov.uk/

Eddie’s Extracts        http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~econnolly/

Mostly about N. Ireland - On this website you will find not only many extracts of Births, Marriages, Deaths etc transcribed from various newspapers but also various news stories, book extracts, church records, records of deceased seamen and the names of over 25,000 Presbyterians who served during the Great War of 1914-1919.

Eddie’s Abstracts      http://anextractofreflection.blogspot.ca/  Eddie’s Blog