Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Bit of the Irish

If you, like myself and many others, suspect that you have a little or a lot of Irish ancestry, than this is the month to research it. is offering free records from Ireland until midnight on March 17th.

There are many other resources available.

The Family History Library Catalog now has many books and genealogy references digitized.
I went to the site and searched for the surname MacDonald, a name in my tree. 795 matching
publications were returned. Some of the publications offered an online viewing saying "To view a digital version of this article click here" and offered page  images such as this 

while others forwarded me to World Cat to search for a library to borrow or view the texts. It is certainly worth while to spend some time at Family Search to see what is available.

Using the same name MacDonald, I went to the Ellis Island Website . My search returned 3834 results!20 million people passed through  Ellis Island  between 1892-1924 The website has ship manifests, ship images and passenger lists. 

The National Library of Ireland is another resource which is not to be overlooked.

Enjoy the journey of searching for your Irish ancestors!
Thank you for stopping by!
The Glamorous Genealogist


  1. Thanks for the mention of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. We started in 1936 with a remit to help compensate for the records lost in 1922 and to encourage the study of Irish genealogy. We have been collecting resources for more than 78 years now.

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