Below are links to websites you may find useful. Most are general genealogical sites but I have also included county/parish-specific sites that I have found particularly helpful in my own research. Note that charges apply for certain information provided by some of the websites listed.


Family tree research site providing access to genealogical information worldwide, including census data. Message Board facility.

Ask About Ireland - Griffiths Valuation

Griffiths Valuation data (1848-1864) from Ask About Ireland website operated by Library Council of Ireland.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Register of members of Commonwealth forces killed in the two world wars.

Down Survey (map page)

Interactive maps based on Down Survey (1655 and 1656) showing information on land ownership by townland before and after the Cromwellian conquest

Ellis Island Foundation

Ellis Island passenger records (1892 to 1924).


Online birth, marriage, death, census, church and other indexes from genealogy website of  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Transcribed civil registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales from 1837 to 1983 (all records may not yet be transcribed).

General Register Office of Ireland

Provides information on how to apply for copies of civil birth, marriage and death certificates in Ireland. Most records date from 1864. Note that it possible to purchase uncertified photocopies of entries in the registers for a much smaller fee than that for a certified copy.

Kerry Burials

Joe Maher’s extensive photographic collection of headstones in Co. Kerry graveyards. 

IreAtlas Townland Database

Database of all Irish townlands, towns and parishes as used for the 1851 census of Ireland. Very useful for deciphering placenames on birth, marriage and death certificates.

Irish Ancestors

Irish Times genealogy service providing information on surnames, placenames, parishes, genealogy record repositories, etc.

Irish Genealogy

Irish government website making available Catholic church records for counties Dublin and Kerry and diocese of Cork and Ross, and Church of Ireland records for counties Carlow and Dublin. Also available are Catholic civil records of births, marriages and deaths from 1864 and non-Catholic marriages from 1845. Images are available for most records.

Irish Family History Foundation/Roots Ireland

Instructions on how to commission family history searches from county-based heritage centres which have access to census returns, parish records, etc. Some centres provide online access to church and census records.

Irish Newspaper Archives

Searchable archives of many national and provincial newspapers.


Wide-ranging information on Leitrim and Roscommon genealogy. 


History, photos, up-to-date news and other information relating to parish of Moyvane (formerly Newtownsandes), Co. Kerry. Guestbook useful for making enquiries.

National Archives of Ireland (censuses)

Images of 1901 and 1911 census returns from Ireland’s national archive repository.

National Library of Ireland (parish registers)

Images of registers held by the library of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880.


Information on people and history of Newtownsandes (now Moyvane) and surrounding parishes in Co. Kerry.

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