Author Topic: LOUTH RESOURCES & LINKS  (Read 31858 times)

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
LOUTH RESOURCES & LINKS
« on: Friday 10 July 09 15:04 BST (UK) »
Resources and Links in this Section organised by the following categories:

  Census Records & Census Substitutes
  Church Records & Graveyards
  Land Records & Maps
  Directories
  Places
  People & Families
  Libraries, Museums & History Groups
  Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations
  Misc. Information & Photos

Fantastic site with too many Co. Louth records to list in Resources
Irish Genealogical Project- Louth- lots of links NEW

If anyone can supply other links that will help other Rootschatters please reply with the details in a new topic, a link as well as an explanation as to contents please, or let the Leinster Moderator know by PM. The contents of your topic will then be edited into to the relevant category topic and your original posting will be deleted.  (This may result in you receiving a "deleted" notification e-mail but will keep this thread tidy and easy to use)
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Re: LOUTH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 July 09 15:05 BST (UK) »
Church Records & Graveyards
General history of various denominations in regard to records
Co. Louth Memorial Inscription sources- name index here
Kane Old Graveyard
Inscriptions- Ballymascanlon, Bridge-A-Crin, Castletown, Faughart Old, Kane Old, Kilcurry, St. Nicholas Old, Urney.
Collon Old Cemetery
Old St. Mary's, Ardee    (Broken Link 9/11/11)
Dromin Cemetery inscriptions with index  (New Link Oct 10)
Stragrennan Graveyard (Drogheda area)   (Link Updated 17/10/11)

Church of Ireland:
Collon Parish burials 1791-1823
St Marys  Church Of Ireland in Ardee     (New Link 9/11/11)
St. Mary's, Ardee (photo)
St. Peter's, Drogheda

Roman Catholic:
Catholic churches & family history website      (Broken Link 9/11/11)
Dundalk burials 1790-1802
Haggardstown burials 1868-1900- taken from Dundalk Democrat newspaper
Haggardstown- 1900 subscribers, Sacred Heart altar

Churches in Co. Louth (photos) - unfortunately photos not labelled

Ireland's Gravestone Index- pay site but search is free and can be quite useful (although there are some errors with people being listed twice in wrong parishes)

Memorial Inscriptions for Co. Louth Cemeteries on IGP here
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Re: LOUTH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 July 09 15:06 BST (UK) »
Land Records & Maps
Townlands, Parishes, etc.
Counties are made up of parishes and parishes are made up of a group of townlands. If you are doing any research in Ireland these divisions become extremely important.
For further information:
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/records/land/townland.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townland
http://www.ancestryireland.com/database.php?filename=townlands
To find townlands, parishes, etc. in Ireland: www.thecore.com/seanruad
(change default setting from exact match to find part of a word)

1837 Lewis' Topographical Dictionary

1864 map of Dundalk

Griffith's Valuation (search by place or name):
http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml

Dual Maps- display two maps side-by-side for single location (Google Maps + Microsoft Virtual Earth Maps).
Multimap
Google Maps
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Re: LOUTH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 July 09 15:07 BST (UK) »
Places

Place Names in Co. Louth
Towns & registration districts, Co. Louth

Ardee & Collon Parishes
1907 Blackrock postcard
old Co. Louth pictures
A History of Drogheda (published 1844)
Greenore history
Greenore Hotel
Omeath
Smarmore Castle
Dundalk Barracks

"The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland."
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Re: LOUTH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 July 09 15:07 BST (UK) »
People & Families

Surnames, Haggardstown

Co. Louth Assizes 1775-1810- names, dates, crimes, etc. with links to other convict records

The Returned Army- a list, ongoing, of 2,400 County Louth servicemen who returned from the Great War 1914-1918.  NEW 11/10
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 44,065
    • View Profile
Re: LOUTH RESOURCES & LINKS
« Reply #8 on: Friday 10 July 09 15:08 BST (UK) »
Schools, Workhouses, Institutions, Occupations

Ballapousta National School

Workhouses- Ardee, Drogheda, Dundalk (left side of page - Workhouse Locations, Irish Poor Law Unions, Louth)
1842 Dundalk Workhouse story about the Montgomery children

St. Joseph's Orphanage, Dundalk mentioned here
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.