Starting out

Researching family history in Cork


      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
      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.



List of useful websites

•  Trace you family History at the Cork County Library

•  Family Search

•  Grifith's valuation

•  Irish Genealogy

•  List of DEDs i.e. District Electoral divisions

•  Irish Roots Magazine

•  Printable Family Trees

•  1901 and 1911 Censi

•  Piggots Directory

•  24 hour Genealogist

•  Births deaths and marriages Ireland

•  Irish ancestors on the Irish times website

•  Irish Death Notices

•  Free Books online

•  Irish Family history Foundation

•  Cork Lirbraies

•  Ancestry

•  Unitarian church records

•  Commonwealth war graves commission

•  Births deaths and marriages for Ireland

•   The Irish Family History Society

•   The association of Irish Genealogist in Ireland

•   Uk and Irish Genealogy

•   Find my past

•  Irishtimes ancestor pages


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