Leinster is one of the Provinces of Ireland. It lies in the east of Ireland and comprises the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow. The population of Leinster is 2,501,208 according to the 2006 census, making it the most populous province in the country. The traditional flag of Leinster features a golden harp on a green background.
This page is being used at the moment ONLY for posting messages on the Leinster Message Board for people who know that there ancestors are (or were) based in Leinster, but do not know what county or parish they came from. If you know what county or parish your ancestors came from, please JOIN that parish and post your message on their message board - you'll get a quicker and more informed response that way.
The more information that you have about your ancestors, the better the response you should receive. Try to post as much information as possible:
- if they were married (and to whom)
- children's names
- descendants' names
- any thing else you can think of
When your query has gathered enough information for you to decide what county your ancestors came from, we can then more your query to that county's message board (and eventually to the message board of the parish from which your ancestors came).
This will be an exciting journey for (and us).
Message Boards for Counties in Leinster
Resources for Leinster include:
Carlow County Library - http://www.carlowlibraries.ie/
Carlow Genealogy Project - http://irishgenealogical.org/research/heritage-centers/county-carlow/carlow-genealogy-project
Dublin - National Archives of Ireland - http://www.nationalarchives.ie/
Dublin - National Library of Ireland - http://www.nli.ie/
Dublin County Library - http://www.southdublinlibraries.ie/
Dublin Heritage Group - http://www.dublinheritage.ie/
Dublin - Dun Laoghaire Burough Historical Society - http://www.dunlaoghairehistorical.com/
Kilkenny County Library - http://kilkennylibrary.kilkenny.ie/eng/
Kilkenny Archaeological Society - http://www.kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/
Kildare Heritage & Genealogy Company - http://www.kildare.ie/heritage/kildare-heritage-genealogy.asp
Kildare County Library - http://kildare.ie/library/index.html
Laois County Library - http://www.laois.ie/LeisureandCulture/Libraries/
Longford County Library - http://www.longfordlibrary.ie/
Louth County Library - http://www.louthcoco.ie/en/Services/Library/
Meath County Library - http://www.meath.ie/Community/Libraries/
Offaly - Irish Midlands Ancestry - http://www.irishmidlandsancestry.com/
Offaly County Library - http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Libraries/
Offaly Historical Society - http://www.offalyhistory.com/
Westmeath County Library - http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/tourismartsrecreation/libraryservice/
Wexford County Library - http://www.wexford.ie/wex/Departments/Library/
Wicklow County Library -http://www.wicklow.ie/apps/wicklowbeta/Libraries/Overview.aspx
The Certificate of Irish Heritage is a unique and personalized document that provides official recognition by the Irish Government of your Irish heritage.