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If you have a URL of a site that is no longer on the web, and no longer cached by Google, try Internet Archives Wayback Machine, an archive of over 10 billion web pages beginning in 1996. Included on this site, for example, are many of the pages from IrishMcGoff.com, Michelle McGoff-McCann's now inactive website. Links to some, but not all, of the pages listed on the primary page for Irish.McGoff.com will work in Wayback Machine. Many, but not all, of the secondary links from interior pages will bring up a page from the archives. Although the pages stored are but a shadow of the original website, there is much valuable information on McGoughs here.

For example, the link to Edward McGough's valuable website Clan McGough is dead. The site contained a transcript of McGough Family, Research obtained from Reverend E. M. Sharp, Retired, Methodist Pastor of First Methodist Church, Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1945 (the link is dead). To go to this source, go to WaybackMachine; in the the Take Me Back box enter: http://www.clan-mcgough.com/history.htm; and, in the calendar, click on the blue circle around August 10, 2009.

Links to Sites for Irish Research and Other Information, published by The Irish Ancestral Research Association, is unusually comprehensive. Other sites worth checking are: The Ireland List Roll Call Pages and Ireland List Links Page.

 

McGough Name or Genealogy:

McGeough, What's in a Name, by Ann McGeough Harney. Tips on using the Internet in searching for ancestors. Much historical and geographic information on McGeoughs and McGoughs in county Monaghan.

The McGough Family Page by Carol E. Scott. A history of the county Down family of Robert McGough, a Presbyterian family that emigrated in 1773 from Newry, Ireland, to Charleston, South Carolina; on to Mecklenburg county, North Carolina; and then to South Carolina, Georgia, and westward.

McGoughs Who Moved to Texas by Brandie Via.

Ancestors of Betty Sue Freeman—Generation No. 3 (and 4, 5, 6, and 7), gives a good summary of a branch of descendants of the family of the Presbyterian Robert McGough who was born in County Down, Ireland, about 1725.

Our McGeough Ancestors by Chuck Washburn.

Sarah L. Marshall McGough (1827–1904)

McGough Message Board on Ancestry.com.

Firstmom's Genealogy Resources & Records by Kathy Huish. See especially All Surnames in Family Tree with several links to McGoughs in Pennsylvania.

The McGough/Marinko Family Home Page (especially McGoughs in Cambria county, Pennsylvania).

Relatives of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, part the Dowling Family Genealogy web site, lists many McGoughs and their relatives.

from....Ballykelly and beyond by Brian J. Duffy of Kentucky. Ballakelly is a townland on the border of county Louth and county Monaghan, Ireland. Ballakelly forms the southern tip of the civil parish of Inishkeen (Catholic parish of Inniskeen). On the web page entitled McGeough/McGough is the record of the baptism of Edward McGough in 1864 from the parish records of Inishkeen. One of the sponsors was Arthur McGough. The site also contains a record of the baptism of Edward's brother, James McGough, in 1870; and the marriage of Edward McGough (son of Andrew McGough) and Rose Madden on July 18, 1890, in the parish of Louth.

McGough Family Genealogy Forum and McGeough Family Genealogy Forum at Gen Forum.

RootsWeb Site Search—McGough

McGough Surname and Family Lists (on RootsWeb)

McGough Genealogy Queries on CousinConnect.com.

O'Mary Genealogy Homepage lists several Alabama McGoughs under its surname index.

McConville Baptisms, Creggan Parish (county Armagh) lists several McGeoughs, and a McGeogh, as sponsors, especially in the townlands of Tullydonnell and Teer.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild— Passengers and Captains—McG-McY. (Also check Mc-McF and M-Ma. If there is a space in McGough, that is, Mc Gough, the name is indexed under Mc-McF. M', Mac, and Mag are under M-Ma.)

 

General Genealogy

The US GenWeb Project.

USGenweb Archives Search.

Cyndi's List

Cyndi's List has a site on Land Records, Deeds, Homesteads, Etc., in the United States.

FamilySearch, Internet Genealogy Service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

American Family Immigration History Center—Ellis Island. Indexes passengers and crews of ships that entered the Port of New York through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. The index includes United States citizens as well as immigrants.

CastleGarden.org offers free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

Social Security Death Index at Ancestry.com

Web Sites for Genealogists—2008 edition by Cora Num. See especially: Ireland.

Genealogy Research Resources © 2011 onlinesocialworkdegree.org.

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records—A Genealogy Guide. A directory of US online death indexes listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records.

RootsWeb.com, supported by Ancestry.com—links to many genealogical resources.

ROOTS-L Resources: United States Resources.

RootsWeb World Connect—a compendium of GEDCOMS.

Linkpendium—a directory to genealogical and other resources on the Web.

Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory—"professional worldwide humanities and social sciences mega portal."

Repositories of Primary Sources. A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar—maintained by the University of Idaho.

Genealogy Blog Finder

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness—volunteers who will do legwork in the area where they live.

The Genealogy Page of the United States National Archives and Records Administration.

NARA—Genealogy—Passport Applications

NARA—Search the Archival Research Catalogue (There are 10 entries under McGough.)

Ancestry.com Free Databases.

Italian Genealogical Group includes in its databases a searchable New York City Death Index and New York City Grooms Index. Both indexes list many McGoughs.

Sites with Genealogical Source Material— by Alan Tupman.

Migrations. In addition to a family name search, check the "Location Search" for place of origin or destination.

Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA

Land Patents Records, Bureau of Land Management—Eastern States, General Land Office, commonly referred to as the GLO reports.

Search Mil.com. US military information.

Geographic Names Information System of the USGS contains information about two million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States, including cemeteries.

Cemetery Records Online. Can be searched by surname.

Olive Tree Genealogy

GeneaNet, a genealogical database network.

City Directories and Newspapers—information about and links to many city directories and newspaper archives

Making of America—Cornell University Library. Part of a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The other part is published on the web by the University of Michigan.

American Memory Collection in the Library of Congress.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter—"A newsletter for genealogy consumers, packed with straight talk, hold the sugar coating—whether the vendors like it or not!"

Genfindit—a commercial service that offers to supply English, Scottish, Irish, Australian and New Zealand genealogy records and to provide family history research

Genealogy Knowledge Base—includes definitions of old occupations and old-world diseases.

Genealogy Tips on Diseases, Medical Terms, Epidemics.

Family Tree Templates—family tree templates available in PDF form. These free forms can be used to create your own personal family tree.

Searching for your Genealogical Records on WhoIsHostingThis.com lists several additional links about genealogy and how to begin the search for family histories.

 

Libraries

WorldCat—world's largest library network.

Allen County Public Library—especially the Fred J. Reynolds Historical Genealogy Department, which contains more than 300,000 printed volumes and 314,000 items of microfilm and microfiche.

Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE

DAR Library—a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications.

Family History Library Catalog

Godfrey Memorial Library. Among many tools available by subscription is Heritage Quest's searchable US censuses (searchable by first name, age, etc.).

Library of Congress—especially the Online Catalog and the American Memory Collection.

Library Ireland—"a free information resource on Irish antiquities, biography, genealogy, history (general, local and social), literature, and much more besides."

Libweb—Library Servers via WWW

Seattle Public Library Catalogue

University of Washington Libraries Catalogue

 

Maps

The Tiger Map Server Browser of the US Census Bureau is a marvelous resource, and permits creating detailed maps of any area in the United States, including street names of some cities.

To find maps with the boundaries and locations of counties in any state, go to the US Census Bureau's State & County QuickFacts, click on the state, and when statistics are displayed, click on view map above the search box at the upper left.

US Cities Gazetteer—Data for 42,500 Cities, Towns & ZIP Codes.

IrelandsDirectory contains many interactive maps of towns and villages throughout Ireland.

David Rumsey Map Collection. Over 12,600 maps online—focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America. There are many maps of Ireland from the 1700s and 1800s, and a zoom-in capability.

Ireland's Historical Mapping Archive by Ordnance Survey Ireland offers a fee-based search of a comprehensive collection of maps of Ireland from 1829 to 1913.

For many more links to websites with maps and other geographic information on Ireland, see the website of The Irish Ancestral Research Association.

Multi-map has detailed maps of both Ireland and Great Britain.

Get-a-map offers a free mapping service of the UK, including Northern Ireland, from Ordnance Survey.

The American FactFinder Reference Maps of the US Census Bureau allows zooming in on any street address in the US.

For a broad overview with innumerable links, see: Kanetix.ca Travel Guide to Cartographic Resources — with links to the next two sites.

Map History / History of Cartography—THE Gateway to the Subject. "All the worthwhile information about early maps can be found here, directly or indirectly. On the 100 'pages' of this carefully organised site you will find comment and guidance, and many, many links—selected for relevance and quality." This is a superior site maintained by Tony Campbell, Map Librarian (retired), British Library, London, and includes more than a dozen links to the maps of Ireland..

Tom's Big Chest of Old Irish Maps - including the Irish Maps of Samuel Lewis around 1839, including county Monaghan.

The Home Rule Map of Ireland, published in 1893, is detailed, zoomable, and fun to use. The map will be found by entering Irish in the search feature of the American Memory Collection of The Library of Congress. Other maps in this collection of twelve maps of Ireland include Baptista Boazio's Irlandiĉ c. 1606 and Partie septentr, le du royaume d'Irlande, ou sont la province d'Ulster, et partie des prov.ces [sic] de Leinster, et Connaugh, a fascinating map by Nicholas Sanson from 1665.

Map of Ireland c. 1500

Civil Parishes in Northern Ireland by PRONI.

Civil Parishes of Ulster by the Ulster Historical Society.

Ulster Ancestry—Maps of Ulster. Free on-line versions of Ulster maps for Antrim, Armagh, Donegal, Down Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone.

Microsoft Expedia Map on Monaghan GenWeb. This is a detailed map from about the 1890s. Click on county Monaghan or the area in which you are interested. The time it takes to download is worth it.

Ireland's History in Maps

Historical Maps in the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas Library.

Map Links

Maps of Ireland

Map of Ireland

Map of Ireland (2001)

Map of the Old Irish Provinces and Counties

Map Center of Ancestry.com

The Megalith Map, a resource for finding any stone circle or row in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

From Ireland by Dr. Jane Lyons. Links to information on genealogy, counties of Ireland, maps, Irish history, Irish music, and Irish Poetry.

Post Roman Celtic Britain—Early Independent Britannia AD 400 by P. L. Kessler. (Contains several valuable maps.)

Post-Roman Celtic Britain —The Island of Britain AD 450–600. This page includes a map showing the six provinces of Ireland and their location in relationship to Dal Riada, Strathclyde, and other early kingdoms of Scotland and England.

Counties and Provinces of Ireland.

Russell Library at Maynooth College has a map collection that includes a complete bound set of 6" Ordnance Survey maps of Ireland, 1833-1845; and a complete set of 1" Ordnance Survey maps of Ireland (1903) with E.S.B. lines and Catholic parish boundaries added in the late 1940s.

The Leitrim-Roscommon Map Collection

Historic Urban Plans, Inc. Urban cartography from around the world at reasonable prices.

For more links to US Maps and Atlases, the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas Library and Maps and Atlases, part of a large collection of United States Government Information published by the University Libraries of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and. For world-wide links, see Historical Maps published by the University of Michigan Map Library; and Oden's Bookmarks—The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping, published by Utrecht University.

MAPCO : Map And Plan Collection Online—emphasizes London and the UK.

Ásk about Ireland has put Griffith’s Valuation on the Internet in a form that allows a family name search or a place name search, and links responses to the original printed page of Griffith’s Valuation reports and to maps showing the location of the tract that has been valued.

 

Irish Genealogy

Irish Ancestors published by The Irish Times. There are searchable listings for McGeogh, McGeough, McGoff, McGough, and Mag Eochadha, among other forms of the name. A distribution of the names for each county of Ireland is given, usually from Griffith's Valuation.

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). (Their Links to Other Sites contains references to valuable archives, libraries, and special collections, many of which are not listed here.) [See also the section on Irish History and Archeology, below.]

Freeholders' Records Site—PRONI

Northern Ireland Online Genealogy Centre "aims to provide a single gateway to genealogical sources for those researching their family history in Northern Ireland."

Irish Roots

Irish Roots Cafe — Mike O'Loughlin — Irish Genealogical Foundation

Web Sites for Genealogists—2008 edition by Cora Num. See especially: Ireland.

Irish Family History Foundation—Online Genealogy Databases for Ireland. "This site contains the largest collection of Parish records for the island of Ireland that are searchable online."

Irish Flax Growers, 1796

Census of Ireland 1901/1911—National Archives of Ireland. All 32 counties of Ireland are now word-searchable on this site.

Registration Districts of Ireland—An Alphabetical List of the Registration Districts of Ireland with Details of Counties, Sub-districts, and Adjacent Districts by Michael J. Thompson.

Digitization of Irish 1901 and 1911 census records. The National Archives of Ireland has established a research partnership with Library and Archives Canada to facilitate digitization, indexing and contextualisation of the 1901 and 1911 census records of Ireland.

Ireland Census Records—Links to Irish Census Records Online.

Griffiths Valuation 1848–1864.

Ásk about Ireland has put Griffith’s Valuation on the Internet in a form that allows a family name search or a place name search, and links responses to the original printed page of Griffith’s Valuation reports and to maps showing the location of the tract that has been valued.

From Ireland by Dr. Jane Lyons. Links to information on genealogy, counties of Ireland, maps, Irish history, Irish music, and Irish Poetry.

Irish Research on the Internet on Rootsweb.

Ireland Genealogy Project

ulsterheritage.com - all things ulster (includes a DNA project)

Irish Family Research.

Emerald Ancestors.

Sloinnte Gaelacha in Ultaibh—contains an alphabetical list of most of the Gaelic surnames found in Ulster with their Irish origins..

Irish Family History—Specific Irish Genealogy Sites

Fianna—Guide to Irish Genealogy.

British Library Net—Family history resources (a guide to the best resources available for both the United Kingdom and overseas, including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).

National Archives of Ireland

Cindy's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet—Ireland and Northern Ireland.

GENUKI, UK and Ireland Genealogy.

Celt Corpus of Electronic Texts, includes an English translation and the original Irish-language text of most of the Annals of the Four Masters; the Annals of Ulster; and the Annals of Loch Cé, the Annála Connacht, the Annals of Inisfallen, and the Irish-language text of the Annals of Tigernach. See List of Published Texts for links to Irish resources.

Eneclann—"a Trinity College Dublin campus company providing a range of professional services in the historical, heritage, archive and records management sectors."

Irish Genealogical Research Society—"a learned Society and was established in 1936 in the Office of the York Herald, London."

Chronological Synchronisation of the Irish Annals by D. P. Mc Carthy, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College.

Ulster Historical Foundation—Links

McLaughlin of Dún na nGall. John D. McLaughlin of St. Louis has put together a cornucopia of Irish genealogies, including The O'Clery Book of Genealogies, the Laud 610 Genealogies and Tribal Histories, the Keating Genealogies, and O'Dugan's Topographical Poems (The Topographical Poems of John O'Dubhagain and Giolla Na Naomh O'Duidhrin, edited by John O'Donovan, 1862).

Irish Heritage DNA Project

Firstmom's Genealogy Resources—Ireland

Boston College—Information Wanted—A Database of Advertisements for Irish Immigrants Published in the Boston Pilot (There are five McGoughs in the database.)

Irish Genealogy Sites on WebRing.

Irish Origins—"the most authentic source for Irish genealogy information online, featuring the definitive version of Griffith's Primary Valuation of Ireland records and maps, the most important Irish genealogy research source prior to the 20th century, as well as the one-of-a-kind Irish Wills Index (1484-1858), the 1851 Dublin City Census, Irish Royal Garrison Artillery Records, and our new Irish Origins Library, all accessible via a free Irish name search."

Irish Ancestors—Links

Irish Abroad. Under genealogy, there is a searchable version of O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees. (You must be an Irish Circle member to search this database.)

Irish Heritage & Genealogy Links.

Library of Congress Subject: "Ireland--Genealogy"

Sources for Research in Irish Genealogy compiled by Judith P. Reid.

Centre for Irish Genealogical and Historical Studies

Irish Genealogical Society, Int'l (IGSI)

Shaw's Dublin City Directory 1850.

Culture, Landmarks, Legends & Tales from The Irish Colonies by Wallace McKeehan. Irish in Mexico and Texas in the 19th century.)

Monaghan County Directory for 1862 (from Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for the Year 1862).

 

Irish Archives and Libraries

Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). (Their Links to Other Sites contains references to valuable archives, libraries, and special collections, many of which are not listed here.)

Freeholders' Records—a PRONI web page with searchable copies of about 5,500 sheets from pre-1840 Registers and Poll Books, with an index of names linked to the high-quality digitized images. McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs are on the lists.

National Archives of Ireland, especially their genealogy section, which contains a list of genealogical researchers.

National Library of Ireland

Irish Script on Screen (ISOS)—a project of the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. "The object of ISOS is to create digital images of Irish manuscripts, and to make these images—together with relevant commentary—accessible on a WWW site." Many manuscripts in the Irish language are available.

Land Registry and Registry of Deeds, Dublin.

General Register Office, Dublin.

Boole Library, University College Cork, especially Special Collections.

James Hardiman Library of the National University of Ireland, Galway, especially Special Collections.

Library Ireland—"a free information resource on Irish antiquities, biography, genealogy, history (general, local and social), literature, and much more besides."

Linen Hall Library.

Marsh's Library, Dublin. (The first public library in Ireland celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2001. The library contains over 25,000 books relating to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The full library catalogue may be searched on the website.)

Trinity College Library (Several McGoughs and McGeoughs will be found in the author index of the Online Catalogue.)

 

Irish History, Archeology, and Literature

Ireland's History in Maps

Celt Corpus of Electronic Texts, includes an English translation and the original Irish-language text of most of the Annals of the Four Masters; the Annals of Ulster; and the Annals of Loch Cé, the Annála Connacht, the Annals of Inisfallen, and the Irish-language text of the Annals of Tigernach. See List of Published Texts for links to their ever growing list of valuable Irish resources.

The History of Ireland by Geoffrey Keating has been published in English by the Celt Corpus of Electronic Texts.

Keating's History of Ireland, with footnotes, is also available on the web: The history of Ireland, from the earliest period to the English invasion by Geoffrey Keating; transcribed from the original Gaelic, and copiously annotated, by John O'Mahony. Author: Keating, Geoffrey, 1570?-1644? On Making of America Books.

Celtic Resources & Links on the website Caer Australis includes valuable links to Celtic websites of community, historical and cultural focus, and a number of electronic books; including separate sections with listings of links to Celtic gods and goddesses; Celtic feasts and days; Celtic folklore, myths, and legends; Celtic history and traditions; and Celtic kings and heroes.

From Ireland by Dr. Jane Lyons. Links to information on genealogy, counties of Ireland, maps, Irish history, Irish music, and Irish Poetry.

McLaughlin of Donegal. John D. McLaughlin of St. Louis has put together a cornucopia of Irish genealogies, including the first part of The O'Clery Book of Genealogies (with more coming), the Laud 610 Genealogies and Tribal Histories, the Keating Genealogies, and O'Dugan's Topographical Poems (The Topographical Poems of John O'Dubhagain and Giolla Na Naomh O'Duidhrin, edited by John O'Donovan, 1862).

A Brief History of Ireland (Fine Gael).

History of Ireland by webmaster@irelandstory.com (Wesley Johnston)

Chronicon, An Electronic History Journal, published by the department of History at the University College Cork.

Archaeological and Historical Journals

Irish Railway Record Society

Economy and Society in South Ulster in the Eighteenth Century by W. H. Crawford

Ulster Settlers in America by The Rev. Howard Cromie, M.A., B.D. Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.

Ireland in the New Century by Horace Plunkett (Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition).

Clogher Record 1953–1999 lists the contents of all issues. Another web page lists the contents since 1990.

The Irish Ancestral Research Association—Links to Sites for Irish Research and Other Information

Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin

Traynor's Web Page, especially the section on Ancient Irish Chiefs and Clans.

A Guide to Druidism — links to several good websites on Druidism.

Lough Fea Ireland (Shirley Family Association).

 

Irish Emigrants

A helpful online index of all Irish-named passengers who arrived in New York between 1846 and 1851 will be found at Irish Immigration Passenger Record Data: 1846–1851, part of the free Family History and Genealogy Research Databases.

Irish Passenger Lists Research Guide—Finding Ship Passenger & Immigration Records— Ireland to America ( a Bibliography of Books, CD-Roms, Microfilm & Online Records) by Joe Beine.

Ships & Passenger Lists on Cyndi's List.

McGough, McGeough and McGeogh Immigrants to the United States. (Go to this section for an introduction and general references.)

Irish Immigrants, 1820–1845

Famine Immigrants, 1846–1851

Irish Immigrants, 1852–1865

Irish Immigrants, 1866–1880

Irish Immigrants, 1881–1891

Irish Immigrants, 1892–1900

Microfilm Roll Numbers for USA Passenger Arrival Records (Many with NARA and FHL Catalog Numbers) compiled by Joe Beine. Where to Find LDS Family History Library (FHL) & National Archives (NARA) Microfilm Roll Numbers for USA Passenger Arrival Records

Passenger Arrival Lists for Miscellaneous Atlantic, Gulf Coast & Great Lakes Ports 1820–1873 (FHL & NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers with Links to Indexes) by Joe Beine.

Immigration Records (Ship Passenger Arrival Records and Land Border Entries)—NARA.

Access to Archival Databases (AAD)--Irish (Records for Passengers Who Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine, created, 1977 - 1989, documenting the period 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851), part of the website of the National Archives of the United States.

Tips for Searching NARA's Irish Famine Immigrants Database--Irish Immigrants to New York 1846-1851-- by Joe Beine.

American Family Immigration History Center—Ellis Island. Indexes passengers and crews of ships that entered the Port of New York through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. The index includes United States citizens as well as immigrants.

Check out: Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step by Stephen P. Morse.

CastleGarden.org offers free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

Irish Immigration, Emigration, Naturalization & Passenger Records. Family Research Group's links to various Irish records of immigration, emigration, naturalization, and passenger lists and sites.

Irish Passenger Lists.

Immigrant Servants Database (This project intends to identify all indentured servants who emigrated to America from 1607 through 1820.)

Immigration, Naturalization, Passenger Lists and Ships on Mary's Genealogy Treasures.

History of International Migration Site

Irish Centre for Migration Studies.

The 1718 Migration: The Scots-Irish Journey to the New World.

Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild— Passengers and Captains—McG-McY. (Also check Mc-McF and M-Ma. If there is a space in McGough, that is, Mc Gough, the name is indexed under Mc-McF. M', Mac, and Mag are under M-Ma.)

The Ships List.

Passenger Lists on the Internet.

What Passenger Lists Are Online?

Immigrants to Canada—Emigration Information of the Nineteenth Century has many links to other emigration sites.

New York Emigrant Savings Bank Project—on Ancestry.com, fee based. The bank was opened by Irish immigrants in 1850 for the use of Irish immigrants, but immigrants from many countries other than Ireland opened accounts there. The records are available on microfilm.

For photographs of old ships, go to The Mariner's Museum.

 

Irish Geography

There are many maps of Ireland above under the heading Maps.

For many more links to websites with maps and other geographic information on Ireland, see the website of The Irish Ancestral Research Association.

Irish Ancestors published by the Irish Times, under the link Placenames, indexes more than 65,000 placenames in Ireland.

Ásk about Ireland has put Griffith’s Valuation on the Internet in a form that allows a family name search or a place name search, and links responses to the original printed page of Griffith’s Valuation reports and to maps showing the location of the tract that has been valued.

Registration Districts of Ireland—An Alphabetical List of the Registration Districts of Ireland with Details of Counties, Sub-districts, and Adjacent Districts by Michael J. Thompson.

Library Ireland includes on the Internet the complete text of the original 1837 edition of A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis.

The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places, by Patrick Weston Joyce (Second Edition, Dublin, McGlashan & Gill, April 1870).

Irish Local Names Explained by P. W. Joyce.

Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland—especially Interactive River Water Quality Maps.

IreAtlas Townland Database. To create an alphabetical list of all the townlands in a county, or parts of a barony, civil parish, or poor law union, within the county, enter the name of the county and sub-unit in the dialogue box. The resulting list is searchable by segments of a name. Some alternate names for townlands are given.

Directory of Cities, Towns, and Regions in Ireland (part of Global Gazetteer) gives the latitude and longitude of 4265 towns and cities in Ireland, which are listed alphabetically. Altitude in meters and feet, distances to nearby places, and maps of many of the towns are also available. For towns and cities in the UK part of Ireland, go to World: United Kingdom.

Placename Search—Irish Ancestors. A searchable database. List a parish, and call up the placename in it.

The Locus Project. The aim of this project is to produce a new Historical Dictionary of Irish placenames and tribal names to replace Fr Edmund Hogan's Onomasticon Goedelicum. (In November 2002, available only into the letter c.) Good links to other sites.

Ulster Place-name Society. See especially List of Place-Names in the Exhibition.

Ulster Place-Name Society—Links

Placenames in Ireland—a searchable database

"What's in a Name?" St Peter's School's research on Irish Placenames. Defines common parts of names of places in Ireland.

Roman Catholic Parishes, 1836

 

Counties of Ireland

On pages of this website devoted to particular counties, there are many other links:

Armagh

Down (see also Newry, Donaghmore, Loughbrickland & Banbridge Web Site —Newry-Co. Down & Co. Armagh and Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea —Ballymageogh and Slievemageogh in County Down).

Louth

Meath

Monaghan

Tyrone

Sources for county Cavan are:

Townland map of the parish of Drumgoon, county Cavan. (The eastern boundary of the parish of Drumgoon is on the western boundary of the parish of Aghnamullen in county Monaghan.)

The parishes of the Diocese of Kilmore, county Cavan (which contains the parish of Drumgoon).

Civil parishes of county Cavan.

Map of the civil parishes of county Cavan published by the Ulster Historical Society.

Al Beagan's Genealogy Notes, Parish of Drumgoon, county Cavan.

Here are some additional sources for other counties:

County Leitrim.

The Leitrim-Roscommon Map Collection.

County Mayo Genealogy Links

 

Irish Mythology

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama

Dates in Irish Myth and Legend

Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race by Thomas Rolleston

 

Gaelic and Irish Language

Gaelic Languages Info

MacBain, An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language

The School Gealic Dictionary

IGGL1 DICT Gaeilge-English dictionary (Irish gaelic)

Gaelic Dictionaries Online

Interactive Irish Lessons

 

Irish Miscellanea

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama.

Celtic Art & Cultures on the website of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Celtica published by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (School of Celtic Studies).

Conrad Bladey's Irish Studies Pages

Irelandseye.com

 

Canada

Canadian Genealogy Centre—an integration of genealogical content from the former websites of the National Archives of Canada, the National Library of Canada, and the Canadian Genealogy Centre.

Tracing Family History: Canada Immigration and Citizenship Genealogy Guide — More than twenty links to online resources.

The 1881 census of Canada is reproduced on Family Search, the website of the Family History Library in Salt Lake city. The census is word searchable. On the home page of the website, click on Search Genealogy Records & Library—U.S., British, & Canadian Census Collections.

Automated Genealogy in its 1901 Census of Canada Indexing Project provides an index to every name enumerated in the 1901 Census of Canada with the personal data transcribed, links to images of the original census pages, and links to other records for individuals including: census records from other years, birth, marriage, death, and other records. No registration or payment is required to view the index.

Library and Archives Canada

Ancestry.ca on Ancestry.com

The Shamrock and the Maple Leaf— an exhibition of Irish-Canadian documentary heritage held by Library and Archives Canada.

Cyndi's List—Canada - General Canada Sites.

Cyndi's List—Canada - Census

Immigrants to Canada—Emigration Information of the Nineteenth Century

Immigrants to Canada—1851

Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario, National Archives of Canada.

Canadian Genealogy and History Links—Ontario.

inGeneas Canadian Roots—includes a searchable data base.

Ontario GenWeb

Archives of Ontario, Canada.

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid.

Lanark County Genealogical Society.

New Brunswick—Provincial Archives On-Line Research, part of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

The Island Register—Prince Edward Island's Premier Genealogy Home Page

Canadian County Atlas Digital Project.

Ship Information Database.

Prince Edward Island Census Data Search.

Repositories of Primary Sources—Western United States and Canada (University of Idaho).

Granny's Genealogy Garden

For a list of Canadian genealogical databases, go to: Counting Heads Around the World—The Genealogy of International Census Databases (Part II, Canada) by David Mattison, Access Services Archivist, British Columbia Archives.

Automated Genealogy—1901, 1906, and 1911 census indices of Canada (a work in progress).

 

Scotland

Scotland's People (official government source of genealogical data for Scotland—requires registration)

Scottish Record Offices and Archives on the Web—arranged alphabetically by county

British Library Net—Family history resources (a guide to the best resources available for both the United Kingdom and overseas).

National Library of Scotland—maps

Scots Origins

National Archives of Scotland

Scottish Archive Network

Clan Macrae Online, especially the Map of the Clans of Scotland.

Ayrshire Roots

Dalriada Celtic Heritage Trust (dedicated to the preservation of the Celtic cultures within the British Isles). See: Settlement on the Western Seaboard c. AD300-800: Dalriada and North Uist by Ewan J. Innes (1993).

Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society (links to other sites).

Scotland—History. Monthly articles from the Archives of Scottish Radiance.

Electric Scotland and The Family Tree.

The Scots from the Appletree Press title: The People of Ireland (currently out of print), on Irelandseye.com. An article in seven parts on emigration back and forth from Ireland to Scotland.

Interesting Links on the website of The Council of Scottish Clans and Associations.

U. S. Scots.

The Glasgow Story—Industrial Revolution: 1770s to 1830s. Includes a good article on Irish Immigration from 1750 to 1821.

Digital Archive—digital versions of Scottish historical records.

 

United Kingdom

British Library Net—Family history resources (a guide to the best resources available for both the United Kingdom and overseas).

General Register Office—official information on births, marriages, and deaths.

findmypast.com—a commercisal site with passenger lists of millions of emigrants and travellers leaving the UK for destinations worldwide.

Free BMD Search. "FreeBMD" stands for Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths. The FreeBMD Project's objective is to provide free Internet access to the Civil Registration index information for England and Wales. The Civil Registration system for recording births, marriages, and deaths in England and Wales has been in place since 1837 and is one of the most significant single resources for genealogical research back to Victorian times." A search of "standard" districts for McGough on April 26, 2001, returned 25 births between the beginning of June, 1838, and the end of December, 1898; 10 deaths in March of 1983 and September of 1885; and 113 marriages between the beginning of March, 1841, and the end of December, 1898. A search of McGeough unearths three names, marriages in March of 1869, December of 1878, and December of 1894. The lists are continually expanded.

Historical Directories (University of Leicester) —a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. Word searchable.

Debt of Honour Register of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists 37 McGoughs, 4 McGeoughs, and a Peter Page McGeoghie from Dundee, Scotland, who were members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars.

Genealogy Guide—UK.

Families in British India Society.

Public Record Office of the National Archives.

UK family history online

ARCHON is the principal information gateway for UK archivists and users of manuscript sources for British history. It is hosted and maintained by the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Under "Browse Archon " are lists of repositories in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland.

UK National Register of Archives (NRA) maintained by the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Search by a place name, such as "county Monaghan," is usually productive.

 

Washington State

Washington State Digital Archives—America’s first state government digital archives opened on October 4, 2004.

HistoryLink

Associated Catholic Cemeteries Search, a search engine with burial location information about Catholic cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

U. S. — Washington on Cyndi's List.

University of Washington Libraries

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society has a good list of research libraries, institutions, museums and research groups in the greater Puget Sound area.

 

Directories, Indexes and Finding Aids

Irish Family History Foundation—List of County Offices.

City Directories of the United States

Census Finder— A Directory of Free Census Records Online (includes county maps of each state)

 

Measurement Conversion

How Many?— A Dictionary of Units of Measurement © Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ancient Divisions of Land in Ireland

Birth Date Calculator

U.S. Weights and Measures

Conversion Factors

 

Latin

Beginners' Latin

Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid

 

More Lists of Links

Irish Research on the Internet on Rootsweb.

Geneanet—genealogical database network

Denerian's Genealogy & Family History Links

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records

Archives & Records Management in the Arts and Humanities collection of the Internet Public Library

Census Links

IrishNet

Irish & Celtic Resources on the Internet edited by Dennis Doyle

Top Genealogy Websites, published by Family Chronicle, lists 172 sites in the order rated by a survey of "experienced websurfers."

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Irish Ancestors

Directory of Irish Sites

Emerald Links.

Irish Sites Listing

Mina Rees Library Selected Web Sites—Irish Studies

 


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