Monday 25 January 2016

Irish Directory Database continues to find new sources

The Irish Directory Database has been updated with links to an additional 150 online directories, bringing the total to 1,024.

These directories are scattered across the web. Some are held within commercial sites, so can be viewed only with a subscription, but many are available without charge on the websites of archives, libraries and other online repositories.

Some are available for purchase on CD, others for download.

The Irish Directory Database, which launched in May 2014 with 550 links, is a collaboration between Shane Wilson, a family historian based in Dublin, and Joe Buggy, a ProGenealogist based at Ancestry's Dublin office and publisher of the Townland of Origin blog. It is hosted on Shane's excellent website,, which is full of wonderful free resources for the genealogist.