Links to Online Genealogy Resources

The McClelland Library offers two types of access for searching online resources to support family history research. Subscription Online Resources are only available inside the library.  The Additional Online Resources are freely available and may be accessed from any location.


Discover Your Family’s Story

Find My Past

Discover Your Ancestors

Irish Newspaper Archive

Various Historical Newspapers

American Ancestors

New England Records

The Irish Times

Historical & Current Editions

Fold 3

United States Military Records

Irish Ancestors

John Grenham’s

Places and Surnames

Roots Ireland

Irish Family History Foundation

With Research Assistance

Ancestry Ireland

Ulster Historical Foundation

With Research Assistance

Family Search

Affiliate Library level access to digitized records


Census of Ireland
Full census registers for 1901 and 1911, with fragments for 1821 – 1851

General Register Office of Ireland
Order all Republic of Ireland birth, marriage and death certificates; Northern Ireland up to 1922

Genealogy links and instructional material for Ireland and the UK

Griffith’s Primary Valuation
Tax valuation records and maps at Ask About Ireland

History from Headstones
Gravestone transcriptions for Northern Ireland

IreAtlas Townland Database
List of jurisdictional place names for Irish townlands

Ireland Catholic Parish Records at the National Library of Ireland
Original church registers for Catholic baptisms, marriages and burials, indexed by parish

Ireland Gen Web
Volunteer website of links and indexes for all Irish counties

Ireland Reaching Out
Message board to connect worldwide descendants of Irish emigrants to people in Ireland

Irish Church Parish Records
Transcribed parish records for selected counties with links to original church registers

Irish Civil Registration Records
Index and original images of Ireland’s official government records of births, marriages and deaths, beginning in 1845 for non-Catholic marriages and 1864 for all other records.

Irish Genealogy Toolkit
“How-to” guide for researching Irish family history

Irish Graveyards
Irish gravestone inscriptions and photos

Irish Origenes
Uses DNA to pinpoint Irish surnames, clans and castles on searchable maps of Ireland

Registry of Deeds Index
Index of memorial books at the Dublin Registry of Deeds office

Tithe Applotment Books
Church of Ireland tax records for all Irish citizens from 1823 – 1837


General Register Office of Northern Ireland
Order all Northern Ireland birth, marriage and death certificates

PRONI – Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
Archive of Northern Ireland records with some searchable databases


Free UK Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations
Index of civil registrations of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

Free UK Census Records
Transcribed 1841 – 1891 census records for Scotland, England and Wales

Free UK Parish Registers
Transcriptions of parish registers for baptisms, marriages and burials for England and Wales

National Records of Scotland
Order birth, marriage and death certificates for Scotland

National Library of Scotland
Guide to Scottish family research and many digitized maps

Scotland’s People
Scottish census, will, tax and parish records, along with birth, marriage and death certificates

Scottish Archive Network
Passenger lists from Scottish Highlands and Islands from 1852 to 1857


AZ Vital Records
Searchable database of original Arizona birth and death certificates

Castle Garden Immigration Center
New York immigration records from 1855 to 1890

Ellis Island Foundation
New York immigration records from 1892 to 1954

World’s largest collection of genealogical and historical records

Roots Web
User-submitted transcribed records, family trees, and message boards

U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Searchable database of Federal land conveyance records, 1820 – present

U.S. Gen Web
Volunteer website of links and indexes for all U.S. states

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. federal government archive with various online databases


Irish Genealogical Society International
Genealogical society, library and research facility in Minnesota

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)
Irish genealogical and historical research society in Massachusetts