World Links

Here are a few World links and resources to help with your genealogy research. The sites will include such countries as Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and others

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World Links

Europe

Ireland

Irish Genealogy
This site has the church records (birth, marriage, and some death) from County Kerry, County Cork, County Carlow, and County Dublin. It also has the Historic Ireland Civil Records. Like anything it takes time to understand the Historical Index on the Civil Records but they can be and have been very helpful.

Irish Ancestors
This website will help the Irish Researcher get a better picture of the Counties, Catholic Parishes, Civil Parishes, towns, and villages. You also have access to the addresses in Ireland to request records on your ancestors, especially the births and marriages after 1864 and many other links that could be helpful in your search.

The Griffiths Valuation, 1848-1864
Ireland’s Valuation office conducted its first survey of property ownership in Ireland from 1848 to 1864. This survey became known as “Griffiths Valuation” after Richard Griffith who was the director of the office at that time. The survey was used to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. Griffith’s Valuation can be used as an excellent census substitute for the years after the Great Famine as censuses prior to 1901 were destroyed.

The Tithe Applotment books, 1823-1837
Tithes were a tax on agricultural produce which was payable by the occupiers of agricultural land. They were the main source of income for the parish clergy of the Church of Ireland (the largest Protestant church and the church established by law). However, in many parishes a large part of the tithes were ‘appropriate’, which meant that they were payable to a bishop, cathedral chapter or other ecclesiastical recipient, or were ‘impropriate’, which generally meant that they were payable to a local landowner. The parishes used in the Tithe Applotment Books are civil or Church of Ireland parishes, which often differ in name and territory from Catholic parishes.

United Kingdom (England)

United Kingdom
Ancestry.UK (again is a pay for access site) is just like the American version but it has subtle differences, the variety of membership options is what is different. Ancestry UK deals with records from the 1500’s to modern times using parish records, images, and photos. The website has many videos, articles, blog posts, and tips, as well as vast FAQ section. It has many tools to access its large database of information to help you with your search for English ancestors.

Oceania

Australia

Ancestry Australia
Ancestry.AU as you might expect (again is a pay for access site) is just like the American version, but it is more focused on Australian lineages and history, but also allows full access to the UK archives. The site offers a range of very useful collaborative tools which allows and provides you in-depth search options and access to rare documents and to perform basic searches to locate documents easily. As with all Ancestry websites it provides automatic hints for more information to you as you build your family history.