New York - Irish Genealogy

In the nineteenth century approximately 8 million people left Ireland, the vast majority of whom went to the United States.

In 1860 38.93% of the foreign born population in the United States was Irish, and they comprised 25% of New York City.

The Irish in the United States

"Go n-éirí an bóthar leat"

Vital Records
US Gen Web
GenWeb New York City
Gen Exchange
Resources on the Internet
Historical Maps


State Archives
State Archives Genealogy
State Library
State Library - Selected Resources
NYC Records and Information Service
New York Public Library
New York Metropolitan Area
Public Libraries

Census Online
Colonial Census
The Civil War
Immigrant Ancestors
Irish Immigrants
Ellis Island Online
Newspapers Project

The Irish are of a low order of intelligence and very many of them have imperfectly developed brains.

Superintendant of Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum - 1850

Remember the Five Basic Sources for Irish Genealogical Research

Census Returns
Civil Registration
Parish Registers
Primary Valuation of Tenements
Tithe Composition and Applotment Books

Cyndi's List
Kindred Trails
Just Genealogy
New York Family History
Albany and Eastern New York
North Eastern New York
Long Island Genealogy
Buffalo Western New York

The Irish were born to rule, and they're the honestest people in the world.

George Washington Plunkett, Tammany Hall politician.

Hope Farm Press & Bookshop
Willow Bend Books

American Irish Historical Society
Genealogical and Biographical Society
New York Historical Society
Association of Professional Genealogists NYMC

LDS Family History Centers
LDS Family History Library

Local Catholic Church History
New York Irish History Roundtable
Ethnic History
Five Points Site
Columbia University
Irish In New York City
Brooklyn Daily Eagle OnLine

Irish America net
Irish Genealogical Society Int'l
Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin
Irish Anscestral Research Association
New England Historic Genealogical Society


Irish Voice
Irish Northern Aid
Irish America

Irish Tourist Board
Irish Tourist Board (USA)
Aer Lingus
Met Eireann
Irish Rail
U.S. Embassy Ireland


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