British Isles DNA by County
Finding Places in Ireland
Maps, Gazetteers, and Ordnance Survey Memoirs
Bartholomew, John. Philip's Handy Atlas of the Counties of Ireland, 1881, is on film 0912415.
Census of Ireland, 1871: Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns of Ireland. Shows the civil parish, city, and county in which a townland is located. On fiche 6020345 - 6020353.
General Alphabetical Index to Townland & Towns, Parishes, & Baronies of Ireland (Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851). Commonly called the Townland Index.
General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns of Ireland for the 1901 census includes electoral divisions and 1901 census schedule reference numbers. It is on film 0865092.
Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (2 vols.) Published in 1837.
Lewis, Samuel. Atlas to the Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is a book of county maps on film 0496477.
Mitchell, Brian. A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland contains county maps showing civil parishes, baronies, and poor law unions.
Parish Maps of Ireland shows all parish boundaries.
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (10 vols.) was published in 1844. It is similar to Lewis's Topographical Dictionary, but it also contains statistical information from the 1831 and 1841 censuses. The gazetteer is on microfiche 6020358 - 6060382. Shows civil parish, barony, and county for each location.
Ordnance Survey Memoirs
were written in the 1830s to accompany the Ordnance Survey Maps. They contain
detailed information about parishes, including "the landscape and situation,
buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and
livelihood of the parishes." Some parishes have very in-depth coverage listing
such details as the names of people who emigrated or the names of people buried
in the churchyard. The Memoirs cover the northern half of Ireland and are
essential for understanding life in the years immediately preceding the Great
Famine. See the table of
Ordnance Survey Memoirs
for a list of volumes and the parishes included. The entire series of Ordnance
Survey Memoirs was recently indexed in the Ordnance Survey Memoirs: Index of
People and Places (2002).
Irish County Maps Showing the Location of Churches are in four volumes, one for each of Ireland's four provinces. They are county maps that show the locations of Church of Ireland (E), Roman Catholic (R), and Presbyterian (P) Churches. There are also tables stating the dates of commencement of records. These maps are on microfiche:
For an online map see County Map of Ireland and Northern Ireland.