Irish Manuscripts Commission

The Irish Manuscripts Commission has a number of old, interesting, out of print Irish manuscripts that are free and good for investigating early family history.

 

The Irish Manuscripts Commission has a lot of old Irish books online and free. These include the Calendar of Ormond  Deeds, The Book of Survey & Distribution and The Civil Survey and many other interesting books that could be useful for  genealogy in early periods. They plan to add more titles.

Free Irish Genealogy eBooks

A list of many free ebooks on Irish genealogy and family history. Easy to read online and copy. Mostly written in the 19th century but some earlier.

This site has a wonderful list of free eBooks for Irish family history.  They are not under copyright as they are old. Some gems here. Good reading on a rainy day.

There are nearly 350 eBooks listed at this site with links. Most are 19th century with some from the previous century.

On this site the eBooks are grouped under the following headings:

* History of Ireland* Local History* Guidebooks* Irish Diaspora – General* Irish Diaspora- North America* Family Histories* Disputed Inheritance Cases* Irish-American Family Histories* Irish-Canadian Family Histories* Irish Genealogy Sources

Some of the titles which look interesting are:

The History of Ireland 1844

Slaters Directory 1846

Irish Local Names Explained

The Irish In America

Irish Emigration to the United States

Biographical History of the American Irish In Chicago

The Irish in Australia

The Story of the Irish in Argentina

Irish Colonists in New York

***Varieties and Synonymes of Surnames and Christian Names in Ireland

Below are two pages from one book which relate to Fannings

index to prerogatve wills ireland p161 faninge
Index to Prerogative Wills Ireland Sir Arthur Vicars 1897 p161
index to prerogative wills of ireland Fannin p162
Index to Prerogative Wills Ireland Sir Arthur Edward Vicars 1897 p162

 

Civil and Catholic Parish Names Co Tipperary Ireland

This list of both Civil and Catholic parishes in Co Tipperary makes tracing Irish ancestors easier.

County Tipperary Roman Catholic Records at Rootsweb lists the Co Tipperary Civil Parish name and next to it the Roman Catholic  Parish name and when the parish began. This makes tracking ancestors in Co Tipperary a little easier.