The site is in the process of being upgraded to use the latest version of PHP. While this is in progress some pages may not display fully or function correctly.

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).

I'm currently looking for new work challenges - in an ideal world something that combined my IT skills with my experience in Family History research....contact me for further details.
My IT skills include extensive dababase work using Oracle (8 to 11), MySQL, MS SQL Server and MS Jet/Access, Data Migration, PHP Javascript/jQuery and Website design, Visual Basic, Networks, MS Exchange server and Office365, Symantac Backup Exec, some experience with AWS, also Mapping, coordinate conversion, Scanning, Image Processing and OCR etc.


For the latest news of Irish Genealogy and general history see :

Irish Genealogy News Claire Santry
John Grenham's Irish Roots Blog (johngrenham.com)


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Latest articles and updates...

  22 November 2018

Description of Churches, Hospitals and Bridges – Dublin 1827  

Description of the Churches, Hospitals & Bridges in Dublin City from¬†Leigh’s New Pocket Road-Book of Ireland 1827 for Dublin City Protestant Churches. Dublin is the see of an Archbishop, and is remarkable for possessing two Cathedrals. It has also nineteen … Continue reading

  13 November 2018

Using the Tithe Location Reference database  

The¬†Tithe Location Reference database was created to help try to work around a number of location errors included in the Tithe Applotment transcripts on the National Archives of Ireland website. There are a number different types of error, the most … Continue reading

  2 October 2018

Website Updates for Mobile  

Various updates and fixes to the mobile phone compatible section of the website and also added new pages to shows historic c1840 Catholic and Church of Ireland parish details and Church locations. Church markers show GPS & ITM coordinates, and … Continue reading

  27 September 2018

Map of Coastguard Stations by Port – c1845  

Added a new beta version of a Historic (c1845) Coastguard Station Map browse by port to my website, which uses OpenStreetMaps and leaflet. see : Maps of Coastguard Stations by port. a link to these maps has also been added … Continue reading

  24 August 2018

Historic Catholic Church and Chapel Maps  

As a work-around for recent removal of OSI Historic Map viewer, I’ve made a few changes to the Catholic Parish link system – hopefully temporary until a better solution can be found. 1. Find the parish of interest using the … Continue reading


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