Helpful Links

Web sites

Irish government sponsored genealogy site – www.irishgenealogy.ie – offers free access to many birth, marriage and death records. A good place to start.

The National Archives of Ireland‘s online resources include the 1901 and 1911 censuses, wills, RIC records, other military records, valuation books etc. You can also visit them in Dublin.

Roots Ireland is a subscription site containing data from 34 county genealogy centres.

Findmypast Ireland and Findmypast UK is a subscription website. It holds more Irish records than any other site. They offer a free trial.

Ancestry is a subscription website with worldwide records. It is good for research on Irish emigration. They often offer free trials and free access for limited periods.

Irish Newspaper Archive is a subscription website offering the largest digital archive of Irish newspapers in the world

The British Newspaper Archive is a subscription site that also offers a large digital archive of Irish as well as British newspapers.

John Grenham’s web site offers good resources for family history.

www.atavus.org

This is a fantastic resource for those searching for their Fermanagh family history. There are over 400 databases. It also includes material from other counties. They are freely available. Thanks to Vynette Sage for the all hard work in transcribing the vast majority of these Fermanagh databases. Thanks also to George Armstrong. Thanks to David Johnston for facilitating the searching of these databases.

Northern Ireland genweb project – Fermanagh

The WorldGenWeb Project was created in 1996 by Dale Schneider in an effort to answer the ever growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors. The Northern IrelandGenWeb Project has been online since early 1998. It is free to access and is run by volunteers.

www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation

An important link for Fermanagh family historians is the Griffiths Valuation website. As well as family name and place name searches, you can also look at maps where your ancestors lived. Not easy to interpret, but through comparison with modern maps you are able to look at the location of your ancestors.

www.proni.gov.uk

PRONI has a great website. Their e-catalogue is excellent. You can visit their extensive record offices in Belfast to access records. The staff are very helpful.

www.rootsireland.ie

Access to the Roots Ireland paysite has improved significantly with a new subscription system. Instead of paying €5 per record, you can access records for a daily or monthly subscription. Civil Birth and Marriage records are available for Fermanagh up until 1920, as well as a significant number of Fermanagh Graveyards. The Advanced Search facility allows you to add the father’s and mother’s first names and surnames and this helps with your searching.

General Record Office Ireland – applications can be made for hardcopy certificates not available on line.

General Records Office Northern Ireland – part of PRONI (See above)

Family search – Search this site before visiting the public records offices in Belfast and Dublin

Bill MacAfee’s local and family history web site. Excellent portal to various databasese and it’s free.

GENUKI (Fermanagh) provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.

DustyDocs

A useful database of all kinds of resources on Fermanagh.

Emigration records

Dippam is an online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland, and its migration experience from the 17th to the 20th century.

Ellis Island, USA

Mellon Centre for Migration studies, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Emigration from Ireland to North America. You can visit them (30 miles from Enniskillen).

Maps

Irish townlands with good detail on Fermanagh.

Griffith Valuation maps

Baronies of Fermanagh

Google maps

Organisations

North of Ireland Family History Society

Northern Ireland Public Libraries have an extensive local archive in their Enniskillen Branch

Fermanagh County Museum

National Library of Ireland

Genealogical Society of Ireland

Ulster Historical Foundation

Linenhall Library, Belfast – Ireland’s oldest and largest private lending library with archives dating back to the 18th century. Membership only.

Fermanagh churches (incomplete) and church records:-

Catholic

Methodist

Church of Ireland

Presbyterian

IGP now has a lot of Fermanagh records, particularly church records. Thanks to George Armstrong, who has been transcribing a lot of these databases.

Advice

The Townland: How to use in genealogy

Irish Birth records (Civil)

Lewis’ Topographical Records: Fermanagh

Miscellaneous

Bog, turf – the making of it. Photographs

Books About Co. Fermanagh

Catholic Qualificaton Rolls, Co. Fermanagh

Church Wardens, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

County Fermanagh by F. J. Cole

Emigration and Education Statistics, 1931, Co. Fermanagh

Fermanagh Muster Rolls, 1630

Hangings, Co. Fermanagh, 1641

Inquisitions, Co. Fermanagh

Latter Days Saints Library Film-Fiche Reference Numbers

Official Authorities, 1834, Co. Fermanagh

Seanchas Ardmhaca