Resources

All resources are available at the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Library at Boston College. Each citation lists a location.


Printed texts

Baxter, Angus. In Search of Your British & Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish Ancestors. Toronto: Macmillan Canada, 2000. (O’Neill Library: CS414.B38 2000)

Begley, Donal F. Irish Genealogy: a Record Finder. Dublin: Heraldic Artists, 1981. (O’Neill Library: Reference CS483.I74; O’Neill Library: CS483.I74)

Falley, Margaret Dickson. Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records, Methods, and Sources in Ireland. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2009. (O’Neill Library: CS483.F32 2009)

Grenham, John. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors: the Complete Guide. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2012. (O’Neill Library: Reference CS483.G74 2012)

General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland. Dublin: H.M.S.O., 1851; Reprinted: Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984. (O’Neill Library: Reference DA979.G46 1984)

Harris, Ruth-Ann, Jacobs, Donald M., O’Keeffe, eds. The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989-. (O’Neill Library: F73.9.I6 S43 1989) Pages xxx-xxxv of volume one of Missing Friends offers the following section, “How to continue the search,” as well as a bibliography.

Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland: Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate, Market and Post Towns, Parishes and Villages with Historical and Statistical Descriptions. London: 1837; Reprinted: Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984. (O’Neill Library: DA979.L48 1984)

Mitchell, Brian. A Guide to Irish Parish Registers. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2009. (O’Neill Library: CD1118.5.A1 M58 2009)

Mitchell, Brian. A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2002. (O’Neill Library: Reference G1831.F7 M5 2002)

O’Neill, Robert Keating. Irish Libraries: Archives, Museums and Genealogical Centres. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2007. (O’Neill Library: Reference Z792.5.A1 O54)

Ryan, James G. Irish Records: Sources for Family & Local History. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Pub., 1997 (O’Neill Library: Reference CS483.R826x 1997)


Multimedia resources

Videorecording: Out of Ireland: Story of Irish Emigration to America, an American Focus production; directed by Paul Wagner; produced by Ellen Casey Wagner, Paul Wagner. Alexandria, VA. PBS Video, 1995. (O’Neill Media Center Stacks: JV7711.U6 O97x 1995)

Videorecording: Five Points, American Social History Project; written by Josh Brown; art directors, Josh Brown and Kate Pfordresher. New York: American Social History Productions, Inc.; Wyckoff, N.J.: American Social History Project Film Library [distributor], 1987. (O’Neill Media Center Stacks: E184.I6 F59x 1987)

Microform: Inner City Trust (Northern Ireland). Townland Maps. Derry, Northern Ireland: Inner City Trust, 1989. (O’Neill Library: Microfiche G1830.I5 1989)


Web sites

Research Guide for Irish Genealogy (Boston College Libraries)

National Archives of Ireland

New England Ancestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

Ellis Island

The Irish Ancestral Research Association