WHAT GRAVEYARD RECORDS ARE ONLINE?
Two types of graveyard records exist, cemetery burial records and headstone transcripts.
1. Cemetery records: By far the biggest online collection comprises the records of Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin, about 1.5 million records dating from 1828 available at the pay-per-view site www.glasnevintrust.ie. For North County Dublin see Buried in Fingal – a free, searchable database of burials in Fingal provided by Fingal County Council https://buried.fingal.ie/. Burial registers for Co. Kerry are free at www.kerrylaburials.ie. Limerick city burial records (for Mount St. Lawrence) are free at www.limerickcity.ie/Archives/. For areas in and around Cork city, see www.corkarchives.ie. For Belfast, see www.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialrecords.
2. Headstones: These have been transcribed, published and digitised in many places. For a guide to Dublin city and county transcripts see www.dublincity.ie/library/blog/new-database-site-now-available. For the 6 counties of Northern Ireland, the pay-per-view site www.historyfromheadstones.com has an almost complete set, without images. For other areas, the main resources are: