Marie Daly led an excellent presentation on Irish research on the FamilySearch website, familysearch.org. Currently there are eight databases available for online research at familysearch.org:
- Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
- Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898
- Ireland, Deaths, 1864-1870
- Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1854-1958
- Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920
- Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885
- Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924
- Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1814-1855
In addition to these robust online resources there are also a range of microfilm selections available through the Family History Library catalog, including:
- General Valuation Revision Lists
- Civil Registration Records
- Church Records
- Betham’s Will Abstracts
Other Irish records in the FHL catalog include deeds, school records, probate abstracts, freeholder’s lists, estate papers, and genealogical and heraldic records. For additional information Marie suggests consulting a wiki by Evva Benson, "Lesser Known Irish Sources at the Family History Library," located on the FamilySearch.org website at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Lesser_Known_Irish_Sources_at_the_Family_History_Library.
Microfilms can be ordered through the familysearch.org website and delivered to a family history center for viewing. The cost to borrow a film for three months (short-term) is $7.50.
Christopher Kline, author of the book Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero, gave a fascinating and rousing presentation on the life and career of Irish hero and boxing legend John L. Sullivan, a native of Boston. For additional information about Christopher Kline and ordering information for his book please visit http://www.christopherklein.com/Home_Page.html and http://strongboybook.com.
For additional information about TIARA and upcoming events please visit the TIARA website at http://tiara.ie. For additional information about NEHGS please visit their website at http://www.americanancestors.org.