My collection of digitized historic maps for Ireland and Dublin viewable in Google map format, and other Irish Family History resources, including a revised and improved townland database, scans and extracts from a number of directories, a database of Catholic and Church of Ireland parishes as they were during the mid 1830s, Catholic and civil parish links for over 1,000 parishes, and map coordinates to over to 2,000 churches and chapels etc. All free to access....

I can do lookups of various Dublin directories, including Thom's from 1848 onward, Pettigrew & Oulton, Treble Almanac/Wilson's directory etc , finding locations in Dublin city address and directions or coordinates to townlands and old Churches etc. contact me me with the details of your request - I'm on twitter @shanew147 or contacted by email (see below).

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Latest articles and updates...

  16 April 2021

How do they do it ? – Scanning Maps  

Process used to scan a Historic Map and make available in a browsable format online. The map used in this example is a large ~ 78 x 82cm (30.5″ x 32″) map of Dublin City and Environs from Thom’s Directory … Continue reading

  1 April 2021

Introduction ‘Guide to the County of Wicklow’ Rev. G.N. Wright 1822  

by the Rev G.N. Wright, illustrated after the designs of George Petrie esq., printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Pasternoster Row, London 1822 see page images and index to contents below – and also the map from this guide The county … Continue reading

  15 March 2020

Description of Roebuck from F.E. Ball’s ‘History of Dublin’  

Description and history of the townland of Roebuck from the entry for the Parish of Taney in “A History of the County of Dublin” Part 2 by Francis Elrington Ball, published 1903. (part of a test of new scanning system) … Continue reading

  11 February 2020

Extracts from Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1810 – Rathdown  

Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Nicholas Carlisle, published 1810 BOOTER’S-TOWN, in the Barony of Half Rathdown, Co. of DUBLIN, and Province of Leinster. It is 3 1/4 m. S. E. from Dublin. It is a pleasant village, situate on the … Continue reading

  26 January 2020

Image Browse & Search Tools  

(updated January 2020) Use the Census Image browse tool to locate certain missing pages for the 1901 and 1911 census on the NAI website.  See the article for notes on how to use the tool, includes a link to John Grenham’s … Continue reading

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