We have just published our 50th ‘small sources’ blog.   The original idea for these arose because  occasionally in our research projects for clients we come across lists of names that are too small for the big indexing companies to put on line.   Yet these lists could be vital to someone’s research.   So we publish them as blogs.   There are now over 5,000 individuals included.  They are mainly tenant farmers (with information on residence etc),  but also servants,  tradesmen,  labourers, schoolchildren,  paupers and flax-growers.  We have also added brand new baptismal and marriage records for  Gorey, Co. Wexford in the period 1783-1807.    So far, they are from 19 counties (the approximate locations of each are shown on the map above)  and  the time periods range from 1712 to 1856.   We would greatly appreciate hearing from any of you who have made a connection with a person on one of these lists.  So far only a few have done so.   Remember also that we offer a free one-hour consultation from one of our professional researchers to pursue further information in any of the sources listed.   Just  click here and tell us about the record of interest.   If you wish to do the research yourself,  we publish a series of acclaimed  ‘how-to’  guides on research in various counties.   See here, and also at the end of this blog,  for further information on our titles.

The blogs are listed below by county with a link to each.


Carlow Tenants of the Knight of Kerry 1856  (mainly CP of Dunleckney)      Click here
Labourers on Vigors Estate,    Burgage,  Co. Carlow 1793/4              Click here


Tenants of Farnham estate in Castlerahan, Cavan, 1717-85. Click here


Rental of O’Brien Estate, Newarket, Co. Clare 1738.  Click here


Labourers in Doneraile, Cork in 1839.  Click here.



Labourers in Muff, Co. Donegal in 1758 & 1759.       Click here
Register of Townawully School, Donegal 1849        Click here
Tenants in Kilderry, Co. Donegal 1750-70            Click here


Tenants of Quansbury Estate (Civil Parish of Kilquain, Galway) 1777-78.  Click here
Some tenants of Clanricarde Estate, Loughrea,  Co. Galway 1780        Click here
Rental of Kilconnell Barony, Galway 1840-50  Click here


Tarbert (Co. Kerry) schoolchildren 1809.       Click here
Kerry Petitioners, Castleisland area,  1828         Click here
Kerry Tenants of the Earl of Listowel 1755 (Around Listowel).      Click here

Tenants of Trant Estate, Dingle, Co. Kerry in 1791 Click here


Tenants in Kilteel, Co. Kildare 1825  Click here
Rental of Monasterevin and Fontstown, Kildare in 1772  Click here


Kilkenny Women Flax-spinners in 1827  (Civil parish of Fiddown).      Click here

King’s County   (Offaly)

Catholic men of Birr,  King’s Co.  (Offaly)  in 1834.  Click here
Tenants of Prittie Estate, Tipperary & Offaly 1826.  Click here


Tenants of Clements Estate in Mohill, Leitrim in 1800.  Click here
Tenants of Earl of Leitrim, Carrigallen CP, Leitrim 1829.  Click here
Tenants of Cloonclare and Killasnet Parishes in Leitrim 1829-36.    Click here


Labourers in Shanagolden area, Co. Limerick, 1808. Click here
Farmers in Castletown Parish, Co Limerick 1848/49. Click here
Flax Growers in Shanagolden, Limerick. 1808.  Click here
Rental of Cloncurry Estate in Limerick in 1818.  Click here


Tenants of Leslie Estate in Monaghan 1751/2.  Click here

Queen’s Co (Laois)

Labourers /Trades at Heywood, Queen’s Co (Laois) in 1794.  Click here


Labourers and Tradesmen at Kilronan, Roscommon in 1846.  Click here


Tenants of Prittie Estate, Tipperary & Offaly 1826.  (Civil parishes of Kilnaneave, Dolla and Ballynaclogh).   Click here
Tenants of Trant Estate, Dovea, Co. Tipperary 1837   (Civil Parish of Inch).                  Click here
Tipperary (Carrick-on-Suir) and Waterford (Rathgormuck)  tenants of Woulfe Mansfield estate.    Click here
Tenants in Pudding Lane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1816/17.  Click here
Residents of Ballyporeen Co. Tipperary 1840  (Civil parish of Templetenny).      Click here
Tenants on Barton Estate, Tipperary 1775-1805.  (Town of Fethard and  surrounding parishes)     Click here
Tenants of Lidwell estate (Civil Parishes of Inch and Holycross), Tipperary in 1829/30.              Click here
Tenants of Trant Estate, Dovea,  (Civil Parish of Inch),  Tipperary 1815-20.        Click here


Tenants of John’s Hill, Waterford City in 1831-40.  Click here
Tipperary & Waterford (Rathgormuck) tenants of Woulfe Mansfield Estate.  Click here
Waterford city Tradesmen in 1820s.  Click here
Labourers in Lismore, Waterford in 1850.  Click here
Residents of Tourin townland, Civil parish of Lismore and Mocollop, Waterford in 1841.  Click here


Workers and Suppliers on Wingfield Estate in the Civil Parish of Kilpipe 1856.   Click here
Tenants on Ram Estate, Gorey, Co. Wexford in 1826.  Click here
Labourers in Kilcavan Parish, Wexford 1850.  Click here
Poor list of  parish of Killinick, Co. Wexford,  1813-20.  Click here
New Wexford Baptism records 1783-1790 (Parishes of Kilanerin / Gorey).  Click here
Marriages in parishes of Killanerin and Gorey, Wexford  1800-1807.  Click here
Tenants in CP of St. Mary’s Newtownbarry, Wexford 1824.  Click here
Farmers getting Turnip Seed (Civil parishes of Newbawn, Horetown & Kilturk) Wexford 1847.  Click here


Workmen in Fitzwilliam Estate, Civil Parish of Carnew, Wicklow in  1796.  Click here

Other articles in our series on Irish Family Sources:

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Written by Jim Ryan
Dr Jim Ryan is a writer and publisher who has been active in Irish genealogy for the past 35 years. His books include: Irish Records- sources of family and local history; Tracing your Dublin Ancestors (Flyleaf Press 2009); Irish Church Records (Flyleaf 2001); Sources for Irish Family History (Flyleaf 2001), and Tracing your Sligo Ancestors (Flyleaf 2012). He writes blogs and articles for Ancestor Network and Irish Roots, and previously for In-Depth Genealogist, and Irish America. He has lectured extensively to genealogy conference and societies.