Starting out

Researching family history in Cork

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      1. Write down all the information that you have in an ordered fashion eg group sheets, family tree maker or a word processor
      2. Check out the 1901 and 1911 censi
      3. Search online with roots chat and ancestry.co.uk
      4. Record all references with dates, saves you repeating research.
      5. Make a logical to do list, letters to write, people to visit, places to visit.
      6. Check out online sources through Cindy's list.
      7. Research the history of the era you might get an insite of how your relative lived, adds flesh to the narrative.
      8. Most important of all write it up in a fashion that enables persons coming after you to be able to understand it.
      9. Pass it on.

      Places to Visit

  1. County Library - Newspapers, local Directories
  2. City Library - newspapers, local directories
  3. Boole Library (Limited access)
  4. LDS Family History Centres.

 

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List of useful websites

•  Trace you family History at the Cork County Library
http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/web/Cork%20County%20Council/Departments/Library%20%26%20Arts%20Service/Trace%20Your%20Ancestors

•  Family Search 
https://www.familysearch.org/

•  Grifith's valuation
 http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml

•  Irish Genealogy
 http://www.irishgenealogy.ie

•  List of DEDs i.e. District Electoral divisions

 http://www.corkpastandpresent.ie/genealogy/corkcitydeds/

•  Irish Roots Magazine
 http://www.irishrootsmedia.com/

•  Printable Family Trees http://www.obituarieshelp.org/free_printable_blank_family_tree.html

•  1901 and 1911 Censi 

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

•  Piggots Directory http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mturner/cork/cork_city_pigot_merch.htm

•  24 hour Genealogist 
http://24-7genealogist.com/how-it-works

•  Births deaths and marriages Ireland 
http://www.groireland.ie/ 
http://www.birthsdeathsmarriages.ie/

•  Irish ancestors on the Irish times website 
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/

•  Irish Death Notices 
http://www.rip.ie/

•  Free Books online 
http://freeirishgenebooks.blogspot.com/

•  Irish Family history Foundation 
http://www.rootsireland.ie/

•  Cork Lirbraies 
http://www.corkcitylibraries.ie/

•  Ancestry 
http://www.ancestry.com/

•  Unitarian church records
http://www.unitarianchurchcork.org/BaptismRecords.html

•  Commonwealth war graves commission 
http://www.cwgc.org

•  Births deaths and marriages for Ireland 
http://www.birthsdeathsmarriages.ie/

•   The Irish Family History Society 
www.ifhs.ie/

•   The association of Irish Genealogist in Ireland
www.apgi.ie

•   Uk and Irish Genealogy 
www.genuki.org

•   Find my past 
www.findmypast.ie

•  Irishtimes ancestor pages 
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/

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