locdescid=5&desc=Local libraries (NI)#addresses/ Dublin City Council Digital Archive: As part of the United Kingdom, Irish records have historically been created and archived in Britain.
The UK National Archives have produced some guides to their archives
Many of these are to be found in the Irish Genealogy Project website Parish registers are the most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the commencement of the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages in 1864.
Ireland is well adapted to trade, on account of its numerous secure and commodious bays and harbours.The principal rivers are the Shannon, Bandon, Lee, Blackwater or Broadwater, Liffey, Boyne, Sure, Burrow, Slane, and Bann; lakes, lough Neagh, or the lake of Killarney, the most distingished for its beauties, lough Erne, and lough Corrib.The established religion is Protestant, though the majority of the people are Catholics." [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)] In 1922 the Republic of Ireland was created and six of the nine counties forming the province of Ulster (Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone) voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.Separate National Archives were formed for the Republic of Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland (NAI), and Northern Ireland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).show=keywords&keyword-letter=i&keyword=ireland#step-three and the Discovery catalogue can be used to search English and Welsh archive holdings Printed Archive listings include: O’Neill Robert K, From https:// Two types of graveyard records exist, cemetery burial records and headstone transcripts. Cemetery records: Typically a municipal cemetery owned and managed by the local authority. Headstones: These have been transcribed, published and digitised in many places.
These cemeteries are multi-denominational, although may have areas reserved for the various denominations. Lawrence) are free at https:// For areas in and around Cork city, see For a guide to Dublin city and county transcripts see
Records after 1922 are held in their respective offices.
It is also important to note that several church dioceses of all denominations have parishes on both sides of the border and some Ulster collections include records from Monaghan, Donegal and Cavan as Ulster counties pre 1922.
Proof of age was an essential part of the process of application for a pension.
Because civil registration of births did not begin in Ireland until 1864, applicants had no official documentation to prove their age.
The following websites provide guidance on which parish registers still exist General Information https:// PRONI: https:// Church The List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers : https:// Us/library/registers/Parish Registers Catholic Parish Registers at the National Library of Ireland: https://ie/ Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland: Methodist Historical Society of Ireland: Baptist Historical Society: Ireland, Society of Friends (Quaker) births https://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-records/ireland-society-of-friends-quaker-births?