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Genealogy:

The Local Studies library provides assistance and advice on family history matters; please email us at localstudieslibrary@corkcoco.ie with your query. With advance booking we can assist you with family history when you visit in person. Please phone (021-4546499) or email in advance.

 

1901 and 1911 Census: this site is managed by the National Archives. It contains household returns for the 1901 and 1911 census of Ireland.

Irish Genealogy: this site is managed by the Department of Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. It contains church records for the Diocese of Cork and Ross and countrywide civil registration details.

Roots Ireland: this site is managed by the Irish Family History Foundation. It contains church records for the Diocese of Cloyne, amongst other records for outside County Cork.

Walking in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors was compiled by Cork County Library’s Local Studies staff and is a beginner’s guide to tracing ancestors in County Cork.

Newspapers and Journals:

Irish Times Digital Archive: contains exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards. This database can be accessed at any branch library.

Irish Newspaper Archive: this is the largest digital archive of Irish newspapers in the world, giving access to over 40 titles and millions of newspaper articles spanning 300 years of Irish history. This database can be accessed at any branch library.

Local Studies Library Newspaper Holdings: this is the listing of the newspapers held on microfilm and in hardcopy in the Local Studies library.

JSTOR: this is a not-for-profit digital archive that provides full-text access to scholarly articles from a wide range of academic journals and other trusted sources. This database can be accessed at any branch library.

Place names and Locations:

Griffith’s Valuation: access is via the Ask About Ireland website. The primary valuation was the first full-scale valuation of property in Ireland. It was overseen by Richard Griffith and published between 1847 and 1864. The valuation provides the name of the head of the household.

Tithe ApplotmentBooks: this site is managed by the National Archives. The books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland. They provide the name of the head of the household.

OSI – historic maps: this site is via Ordinance Survey Ireland. Historic 6” maps (published 1841 for Cork) and 25” maps (published 1901 for Cork) maps can be viewed online.  

 

 

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