Do you have Irish ancestry? With millions of Irish people who have emigrated abroad, it is estimated that 70-80 million people worldwide claim some Irish descent. If you are trying to learn more about your Irish ancestors, Irish genealogy projects on Geni are a fantastic way to collaborate and connect with others who are also researching their Irish roots. These genealogy projects are the perfect place to seek advice, meet others researching their Irish ancestors, and work together towards the common goal of unraveling your Irish heritage.
Have you been working on tracing your Irish branches? Check out these Irish genealogy related projects on Geni!
Irish Portal Project
A good place to start is the Irish Portal, which serves as the master project for individuals interested in Irish genealogy. Here you can find many resources for Irish genealogy and meet other people tracing their Irish ancestors. Be sure to check out the Related Projects section at the right of the page to see all of the related Irish genealogy projects on Geni.
Irish DNA Project
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? Check out the Irish DNA project to find others with Irish ancestry who have also taken a DNA test. The project provides an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records and possibly find other people who are related.
Irish Diaspora Project
Did your ancestors emigrate from Ireland? Today an estimated 80 million people around the world claim some Irish descent. The U.S. census states that about 33 million people in the U.S. claim Irish ancestry. The number was seven times more than the population of Ireland. If your Irish ancestors immigrated to other parts of the world, you’ll want to check out the Irish Diaspora project to learn more about Irish emigration or connect with others who are also researching their immigrant ancestors.
Notables in Irish History Project
Projects can also hold a fantastic collection of profiles organized by various topics. If you have an interest in seeing how you are connected to notable figures in Irish history, explore the list of profiles in the project to see how you’re related. Or you can join the project to help build out the family trees of these famous Irish faces from the past and present. Once they are connected to the World Family Tree, you will be able to see how you are related to them, too!
If you can’t find a project that matches your interest, you can start one yourself! Simply go to the Genealogy Projects page and click “Start a New Project” to begin.