1536 - 1932
Irish Record Collection 1536-1932
One of the largest collections of Irish records available is being released online by https://www.familyrelatives.com//. This forms part of a programme to add more than 10 million new records by the end of this year.
The new sources will contain, Indexes to Irish Wills 1536-1857 (5 Volumes), Irish Genealogical Guide, Quaker Records Dublin Abstracts of Wills, Alumni Dublinense 1593-1846, Ireland Topographical Dictionary, Land Records Ireland, Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, 1660-1815, Irish Names and Surnames, MacDonald's Directory - 5 counties and the Medical Register for Ireland 2 Volumes. The records contain amongst other material, surnames, year, location and county.
An extract from the Irish Genealogical Guide - Copies & Abstracts of Irish Wills describes why these records are so useful to family historians and came to exist. "Wills being of paramount importance for the study of family and social history, the act of vandalism by which the buildings of the Four Courts, Dublin, were destroyed on the 30th June, 1922, has proved to be a serious set-back to genealogical research, as all the original wills deposited therein at the time were burned; many other documents of national importance met a similar fate.
We are very pleased to present the Irish collection online, it has always been our intention to add Irish records to the existing Familyrelatives.com data as these rare records are invaluable to family historians and assist in their research, a spokesman for the site added.
IRISH RECORDS COLLECTION
Indexes to Irish Wills 1536-1857 (5 Volumes), this dataset is a five-volume series of indexes to Irish wills. Each entry lists the individual's name, address, and the year the will was settled in probate.
Irish Genealogical Guide, copies and Abstracts of Irish Wills covers the period from 1445 to 1834. Each entry lists the individual's name, address, reference and the year the will was settled in probate.
Quaker Records Dublin Abstracts of Wills
A register of the Students, Graduates, Professors and Provosts of Trinity College, in the University of Dublin.
Amongst other material includes schools, school alumni, the individual's name, father's name, trade, profession, or rank, age, birthplace, and the year they were awarded their degree. Includes Alumni from Ireland and abroad.
The Royal School, Armagh
The Register will prove invaluable in researching your family history as the material includes the individual's name, place or date of birth, father's name, rank, profession or trade, the year they were at the school, educational qualification and career. This may include additional information on their military ranks with the dates of promotion and the date and place of death. Includes students and pupils from Ireland and abroad.
Ireland Topographical Dictionary
Return of Owners Land Ireland 1876
MacDonald's Trade Directory 1927 for the counties of Antrim, Tipperary, Armagh, Belfast, Londonderry and Kerry. Business and trade directories providing useful social history information on trade names and occupations, names, addresses as well as information on schools in the locality.
Irish Names and Surnames, a fascinating collection of Irish names and surnames, the records include the Gaelic names of men and women from English to Irish and Irish to English and Clan names with useful and historical descriptions and the origins of a name. A treat for budding onomatologists.
Medical Register for Ireland 2 Volumes. The records contain the surname, address and location, year and qualifications followed by the Medical Schools from which the Members qualified.
Irish Passenger Lists 1846-1851, Passengers who arrived at the Port of New York during the Irish famine are already available for free online.
Index to Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536 - 1810
"Amongst the various sources of information open to the genealogist, it is generally admitted that Wills occupy the most important place...it is often possible to obtain particulars of three or four generations of a family besides a general insight into the extent of civilization and social position of our ancestors." Sir Arthur Vicars
All of the Prerogative Wills of Ireland were destroyed by a fire in the Dublin courthouse in 1922, but before that Sir William Betham had created an index and took notes of the genealogical data in the wills from 1536 to 1800. In 1897 Sir Arthur Vicars completed the index to Betham's records.