22 Irish Genealogical Sources
Sources for County Cork Family Data
Bandon Area Church of Ireland Parish Records
See "A Handlist of Church of Ireland Parish Registers in the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin"
compiled by the RCBL in 2002.
1901 Census returns of Ireland
Location: Public Record Office, Dublin
1864 to date Civil records of birth, marriage and death
Location: Office of the Registrar General, Customs House, Dublin
1802 to date Roman Catholic Church registers
Data: Baptism Childís name; parentís and sponsorís names; motherís
maiden name; address;& date
Wedding: names of bride, groom & witnesses & date
Location: Parish Church
Pre 1880 Church registers records of baptism and marriage on microfilm
Location; National Library, Dublin
Parish Register Extracts by Grove White (Mainly for Co. Cork)
Location: Public Records Office, Dublin
1848-64 Primary Valuation of Tenements by Sir Richard Griffith
Data: occupantís names, address, acreage & value
Locations: Dublin Genealogical Office; Public Records Office & National Library of Ireland
1846 Directory of Ireland by Slater Names residents of small towns
Location; National Library of Ireland
1823-37 Tithe Composition Applotment Book
Data: Names of tenants with land by parish except townlands and cities. Gives location,
acreage, valuation & tithe.
County Index for Cork
Data Surnames & locations
Location: Public Records Office Dublin
1787 Cork & Southern Towns Directory
Location: National Library of Ireland, Dublin
1766 Religious Census for Cork Diocese by Tennison Groves
1761 Militia Lists - County Cork M608
Location: Genealogical Office Dublin
1739-32 Land Index Volumes for County Cork Vol.s # 5,8,9,12,26 &100
Location: Registry of Deeds Dublin
1708-87 Irish Manuscripts Commission , Abstracts of Wills
ed. by P.B. Eustace
Location: Registry of Deeds, Dublin
1663 Hearth Money Rolls
Data: Names, number of hearths & amount of tax.
Listed by county; barony; parish; & townland
1654-56 Down Survey - Civil Survey of 1654-56
Data Ownership changes of 17th century land settlement
Location: Quit Rent Office & Public Records Office Dublin
1623-45 Marriage License Bonds Index tp Cork & Ross
1548-1856 Pre 1858 Wills of Diocesan Consistorial Court
Location: Under the local bishop. Wills for the less well off.
1548-1857 Index to Diocesan Wills for Cork & Ross
Location: Public records office Dublin
A Guide to Copies of Irish Wills by Wallace Clare
Location: Irish Libraries
Journal for the Association of the Memorials of the Dead
Location: Genealogical Office.
Some of the foregoing information is on various web sites.
See www.censusfinder.com/ireland.htm for 62 links to Cork &
County Cork census, directories, valuations and records.
Ireland Topographical Divisions
Townland. The smallest administrative division in Ireland.
There are 64,000. Size based on the quality of the land.
Civil Parish. A division of the state for census & valuation purposes.
There are 2447.
Eccleastical Parish before 1802. The unit of local church administration.
Barony Division based on old Gaelic & family holdings. There are about 325.
Poor Law Union. A division of the country wherein the taxpayers were financially responsible for the poor. They comprised multiples of townlands within an average of 10 miles.