An Idiot's Guide To Tracing Ancestors

Glin Historical Society


23 Nov 2011

by Paddy Waldron

WWW version:


  • Where do I start?
  • Cahara House
  • The Sleemans
  • The Fitzgeralds
  • The Pegums
  • Where do I finish?
  • Where do I start?


    Google is great for more unusual names or combinations of names, like "quin sleeman"; but Google, by accident or design, does not harvest many genealogy sites.


    Limerick City Council website (Jacqui Hayes)
    Local Studies
    Limerick City Council website (Mike Maguire)
    Limerick City Council website (Brian Hodkinson)
    City Councillors 1841-2009
    Limerick City Council website
    Chronicle Obituaries by year
    Limerick City Council website
    Alphabetical listings of obituaries
    Limerick City Council website
    Mount St Lawrence 1855-2008
    Limerick City Council website
    Limerick City Trades Register 1769-1925
    Limerick City Trades Register - Advanced Search
    Magazine of Magazines
    Digitisation Project: The Magazine of Magazines, 18th Century Limerick Publication
    Mark Humphrys' family tree
    Notable Mayors in Limerick's History
    Pay-per-view online Irish ancestral Birth, Death and Marriage records for Co. Limerick. Genealogy research center - Limerick Genealogy


    1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland
    Irish Genealogy --- Irish Civil Registration Indexes --- Ireland Births and Baptisms --- Ireland Marriages --- Ireland Deaths
    Griffiths Valuation (askaboutireland - free)
    Griffiths Valuation (Irish Origins - subscription)
    Griffiths Valuation (Find My Past - subscription; also includes Landed Estates Court Rentals)
    Townland index (SeanRuad RIP)
    IreAtlas Townland Search Form
    Lewis, Samuel: Topographical Dictionary of Ireland
    Architects Dictionary
    Online newspaper archives


    England and Wales BMD indexes I
    England & Wales GRO
    Certificate Ordering Service
    1901 Census of England and Wales Online
    1911 Census of England and Wales
    CWGC :: Search
    London Gazette


    Ellis Island
    Ellis Island II
    California Death Records


    Birth Death and Marriage Records - Australia
    Web Sites for Genealogists
    NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

    World - free

    IGI search --- Free Family History and Genealogy Records

    World - subscription

    Cahara House

    The Sleemans

    The Fitzgeralds

    The Pegums

    Where do I finish?