Included on this website are a collection of digitized maps of
Dublin and Ireland, viewable in Google map format, a revised and improved townland
database, scans and extracts from a number of directories, a list of the surnames
I am researching, a guide to the important, and unique, system of land divisions of
Ireland (townlands etc), a brief introduction to Irish records and a
brief guide to Irish records. The revised menu system, is located to the left, and
the various sub-sections indicated with the grey background e.g. 'Historic Maps',
'Irish Records' etc. Click on these to expand each section and show the links
to the pages available in each category.
All free to access....
For the latest news of Irish Genealogy and general history see :
Also see the article list to the right of this screen and the links page.
I can carry out lookups of various Dublin directories, mainly Thoms from 1848 onward.
At least some of the following details are usually required to start a search - name,
occupation or trade, street name, and date range. I can also check by specific
address over a time range.
The directories concentrate on Dublin city, and include street listings for many of the
streets in the city, and slightly less detailed listings for towns in Co. Dublin. Note
that certain occupations like labourers are often not listed, and minor streets or those with
just tenements or cottages are often not detailed - e.g. "Darleys Court - 10 houses in ruins and tenements".
Post your lookup request either as a reply to my
Dublin Directories lookup
thread on the Genealogy Section
of Boards.ie, or post a new thread on that board with
Dublin Directory lookup in the subject
or post a brief message to twitter @shanew147
Latest articles and updates...
21 February 2014
The mystery of a 1920s photo of Rose Decker’s visit from the USA to her Irish relatives was solved with input from researchers in diverse locations including Dublin, Brooklyn and Cork, and her ancestor Tom is now planning to visit … Continue reading
16 December 2013
1935 Street Index
Added scans of the Map Index from the 1935 Dublin map. See the following link : Dublin Map Index 1935
11 December 2013
Dublin Map from 1935
Added a c1935 Geographia map of Dublin in Google map format, which covers the city, suburbs and parts of the county. see Dublin City Maps and 1935 Dublin Map
4 December 2013
Annals of Dublin
Searchable transcripts of the Annals of Dublin extracted from Thom’s Directories. These may be browsed by page, century and decade, or searched by keyword, and are a type of bullet point history listed towards the back of the directories. Similar … Continue reading
18 November 2013
Update – Philips Atlas of c1907
Added new scans of maps from Philips Administrative Atlas of Ireland c1907, in Google Map format. see : Administrative Atlas of Ireland Edit : Update completed, four Ireland maps, plus 32 county maps (21st Nov.)
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