Irish Name/Genealogy Sites
Names of Ireland: This site features author Frank McCourt pronouncing
each of the names listed!
Irish Roots This site features a brief history of Ireland, as well
as resources for researching ancestors.
101 This is another good site for Irish genealogy. this site includes
not only information and databases on Irish families, but it also features
interesting and helpful articles about tracing your ancestors. Be sure
to check out
Is Koen an Irish Name? . This article does a really good job of
explaining the intricacies of Irish name anglicizations.
www.Genealogy.ie is a good resource for finding out about your
ancestors and other topics of historical interest. They also have personalized
items you can buy online as well as a bulletin board.
The On-Line Irish Names Research Directory is a good place to research
the meaning of your surname, and help you trace your ancestors.
The Fianna RootsWeb Has information about the name and history
of the many different Irish families. They also have a page of links
for finding information about
Irish surnames and clans.
Irish Clans and Names is a good forum for finding meanings and
origins of your Irish surname.
The Doyle and McDowell Page This is an invaluable resource for
anyone with the last name Doyle or McDowell. Even if you weren't blessed
with the surname Doyle, you'll find their Irish
links page very useful for Irish stuff in general, and their Irish
Clan Links Page useful for genealogical resources.
- Send someone the
Patrick's Day e-cards: Send your friends and family a leprechaun
A Bit O' Blarney This site has all sorts of Irish gift ideas, ranging
from jewelry to rosary beads to toys. They also have some free things
to download as well as a number of links to different Irish pages. There
are also a number of resources for Irish dancing and a mailing list
you can join!
Focal an Lae ("word of the Day") This site offers articles on the
Irish language that are fun as well as interesting. Perfect for all
of you who write to me asking how to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in
Irish! Includes the Word of the Day in Irish--a relatively painless
way to build up your Irish vocabulary.
The Irish Times is one of Ireland's top newspapers. This site features
the daily paper as well as archives from he past year. There is also
links to a lot of other stuff, plus a live view of Dublin.
Genuki.org has general information about Ireland. This site includes
some genealogy links as well.
Catholic Online has a list of
saints and angels which is searchable by saint's name, feast day,
etc. There is also a page devoted to the major
Irish saints. This list includes saints' associated places, and
RootsWeb.com Is a great all-encompassing site to help you track
down your ancestors.
Social Security Death Index This is an interactive feature that
lets you search a database of resident aliens and US citizens.
Surname Web Lets you look up your ancestors by last name.
hosts family trees-- you can make your own and then see if it connects
to anyone else's.
This site has a lot of stuff that you have to pay for. However, they
have a good list of links to other sites. If you are a real die-hard
and don't mind forking over the cash for services, this is probably
one of the best sites at which to do it.
Records - Find death records for lost loved ones, cemetery information,
obituaries and more all online.
Names in general:
the Name has a very good database of names, with origins and meanings.
Many true name connoisseurs hang out on their bulletin board as well.
The BabyZone This is a good source for ideas for names. They also
have the best list of the most popular names in the USA for 1998.
is another good resource for baby names on the Web. They have the
best baby names bulletin board around as well.
Unusual, Unique and Creative Names Here is out other baby--a site
devoted to finding the perfect unusual name. It gives names lists, tips
on unusual spellings and other modern naming trends. It also has some
fun interactive features!
The Baby Place This site has a number of links to baby names pages,
as well as a ton of links to other baby related sites.