This Irish Genealogy site offers the Irish descendant (from New York, Canada, UK, Australia...) the chance to trace their Irish family tree and search for their surname origins and the records of their Irish ancestor's birth, marriage or death.
Kyle J. Betit is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author residing
in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kyle specializes in Irish and immigration research.
Kyle Betit is Research Director of ProGenealogists, Inc., in Salt Lake City
and the author of the Irish Genealogy Pages at
The ever-expanding Internet now offers many excellent web sites for Irish
genealogy research, whether you are doing research in Ireland records, or
searching for the Irish origins of your immigrant ancestor. There are on-line
records, indexes, reference material, addresses, repository descriptions,
special-interest mailing lists and other material to help you with your
Irish research. It’s important to realize that many important sources are
still only available in good old manuscript or printed book form.
This article is meant to give you a taste of some of the sites you can use
for your Irish research, in particular some general sites with regularly
updated links that will help you keep current on “what’s out there”. The
following are some important Internet sites for accessing Irish genealogical
material and for keeping current about information available on the Internet.
These sites are excellent starting places for Irish and Irish immigrant
"Ireland and Northern Ireland" page is an extensive catalog of Irish genealogy
and related sites, some including brief descriptions. Categories are: General
Resource Sites, History & Culture, How To, Heritage Centres, Libraries &
Archives, Mailing Lists & Newsgroups, Maps & Gazetteers, Newspapers, People
& Families, Research Services, Publications, Queries & Surname Lists, Records,
and Societies & Groups.
Includes articles on Irish genealogy written by professionals, descriptions
of major sources and archives, databases of Church of Ireland records at
the RCBL and of Freeholders, Freemen, and Voting Records available at various
Links to Irish Library Catalogs, Book Stores and Publishers, Online Newspapers,
Periodicals and Journals, Emigration and Passenger Lists, Family and Clan
Associations, Databases and Search Engines, Professional Researchers and
Site contains links to specific Irish surnames, townlands and counties,
and resources. There are pages about getting started in Irish genealogy,
researching in Ireland and other countries. Articles from The Septs journal
have been uploaded. Also includes index to genealogical articles in Irish
Extensive reference material for Irish genealogy. Place names searchable
countrywide or by city or county. "Browse" section gives general overview
of some Irish records, and you can browse through listings and descriptions
of the records. You may map the distribution of one or two surnames in Griffith’s
Primary Valuation. Subscription site, but some material free.
Detailed description of the BIFHS research collection housed at the Los
Angeles LDS Family History Center. Irish record sources and research guides
are discussed. FHL microfilm numbers are given for many sources. The site
explains how to use an LDS Family History Center to do Irish research. There
are links to other British Isles resources.
Kyle J. Betit is Research Director of the professional
genealogy research firm ProGenealogists, Inc., in Salt Lake City. He is
a widely recognized speaker, author, and educator in the field of Irish
Genealogy. He is co-author with Dwight A. Radford of A Genealogist’s Guide
to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors (Betterway Books, 2001). He makes frequent
trips to Ireland to conduct research for clients. You may contact Kyle
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit his Irish Web Pages at