Mapping Irish Locations Online – Pamela Guye Holland

March 17th, 2019 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Mapping Irish Locations Online

SESSION: T223, DATE & TIME: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, 9 May 2019

Pamela Guye Holland

Finding Irish records can be confusing because of the many jurisdictions. Using maps to visualize the jurisdictions makes it easy to zero in on where to look for records.

This lecture will present a variety of maps and strategies on where and how to search. Loaded with examples, this talk is for anyone who is struggling to find records in Ireland. Even if you have not identified an Irish place of origin for your ancestor, this lecture will provide tools that may help in your future research.

In this session, we will:

  • Work with place names and discover what they could be referring to
  • Cover the differences between civil and church parishes and how to find the records created in them
  • Look at maps created soon after the famine and then see what this area looks like today
  • Try some surname mapping to see how localized surnames can help in your research

BIO: Pamela Guye Holland, a professional genealogist, specializes in Irish and genetic genealogy. She lectures, serves on various boards, works for NEHGS, and takes private clients. She can be found at