Saturday, 30 October 2010
Researching Family History in Ireland
Any genealogist who has tried to research their ancestry in Ireland will realise it is not always easy and often encounter many problems in finding online information.
A free and useful searchable site for Ireland for the 1901 and 1911 census with access to the original returns can be found here:
Another very useful free online site to visit is the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland based in Belfast. The PRONI website has online digitised archives fully searchable.
When you find an entry you are interested in, you can then view a digital image of the original document. The following are currently available:
A project is nearly complete to index and digitise 1858 - c1900 wills from the District Probate Registries of Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry.
PRONI can be found here: http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives.htm