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'''County Cork''' (Irish: '''Contae Chorcaí''') is a county in [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]]. It is located in the province of Munster. The county town is the city of Cork.
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Guide to '''County Cork ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
  
'''County Cork''' is located along the southern coast in the province of '''Munster'''. It is the largest county, encompassing 2880 square miles. The distance from Youghal to Crow Head is 102 miles, greatest length in the county. The name Cork comes from the Gaelic word '''Corcaigh''', meaning "marsh". The major towns are Bandon, Cohb, Cork, Fermoy, Kinsale, Mallow, Skibbereen, and Youghal.  
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'''County Cork''' is located along the southern coast in the province of '''Munster'''. It is the largest county, encompassing 2880 square miles. The distance from Youghal to Crow Head is 102 miles, greatest length in the county. The name Cork comes from the Gaelic word '''Corcaigh''', meaning "marsh". The major towns are Bandon, Cobh, Cork, Fermoy, Kinsale, Mallow, Skibbereen, and Youghal.  
  
 
In the sixth century, a monastery and school were established in the City of Cork. Later in the ninth century, the Norse Vikings raided and settled in Cork. The Normans invaded the area in the twelfth century and became part of the kingdom of Desmond. Several rebellions from English rule occurred from the late sixteenth into the mid-seventeenth century.  
 
In the sixth century, a monastery and school were established in the City of Cork. Later in the ninth century, the Norse Vikings raided and settled in Cork. The Normans invaded the area in the twelfth century and became part of the kingdom of Desmond. Several rebellions from English rule occurred from the late sixteenth into the mid-seventeenth century.  
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== General County Research Information ==
 
== General County Research Information ==
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*'''County Cork''' (Irish: '''Contae Chorcaí''') is a county in [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]]. It is located in the province of Munster. The county town is the city of Cork.
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*Further information about County Cork is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/COR/index.html GenUKI] site and this FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  
*Further information about County Cork is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/COR/index.html GenUKI] site and this FamilySearch Research Wiki.
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*There is an amazingly detailed [http://map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html interactive map] from [http://www.osi.ie/ Ordnance Survey Ireland] that covers not only Cork, but the whole of Ireland. You can zoom in to see extremely fine detail. The map provides historic map overlays (see the check-boxes provided on the map page) that clearly show the townlands, roads, towns, homes, fields, estates, etc. Some churches and cemeteries are included.&nbsp; Several overlays are provided.<br>
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== Census ==
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*'''1901''' - {{RecordSearch|1626180|Ireland Census, 1901}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2854327|Ireland Census, 1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*There is an amazingly detailed [http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,580856,568466,3,9 interactive map] from [http://www.osi.ie/ Ordnance Survey Ireland] that covers not only Cork, but the whole of Ireland. You can zoom in to see extremely fine detail. The map provides [http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,580856,568466,2,7 historic map] overlays (see the check-boxes provided on the map page) that clearly show the townlands, roads, towns, homes, fields, estates, etc. Some churches and cemeteries are included.&nbsp; Several overlays are provided.<br>
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== Church Records ==
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*'''1623-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3460239|Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage License Bonds Indexes, 1623-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1701-1845''' - {{RecordSearch|3499248|Ireland, Catholic Qualification & Convert Rolls, 1701-1845}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
 
== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information ==
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== Civil Registration ==
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*'''1845-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2659409|Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1845-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1408347|Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Directories ==
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|3523521|Ireland, Thom's Irish Almanac, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, images available on FindMyPast
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*'''1884''' - {{RecordSearch|3520239|Ireland, Thom's Irish Almanac & Official Directory 1884}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Land and Property ==
 
== Land and Property ==
  
*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1831 - 1856''' - {{RecordSearch|2329951|Ireland, Valuation Office Books, 1831-1856}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Military ==
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*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3511725|Ireland, Memorial Record: World War I, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==Probate Records ==
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*'''1595-1858''' - {{RecordSearch|3460908|Ireland, Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes, 1595-1858}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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== School Records ==
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*'''1849-1858''' - {{RecordSearch|3736263|Ireland, Registers of Queen's Colleges, 1849-1858}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images

Latest revision as of 16:25, 29 January 2021

County Cork Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
County Cork Record Types
Ireland Record Types
Ireland Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to County Cork ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

History[edit | edit source]

County Cork is located along the southern coast in the province of Munster. It is the largest county, encompassing 2880 square miles. The distance from Youghal to Crow Head is 102 miles, greatest length in the county. The name Cork comes from the Gaelic word Corcaigh, meaning "marsh". The major towns are Bandon, Cobh, Cork, Fermoy, Kinsale, Mallow, Skibbereen, and Youghal.

In the sixth century, a monastery and school were established in the City of Cork. Later in the ninth century, the Norse Vikings raided and settled in Cork. The Normans invaded the area in the twelfth century and became part of the kingdom of Desmond. Several rebellions from English rule occurred from the late sixteenth into the mid-seventeenth century.

The populace of Cork suffered extreme hardship during the Great Famine. Dates for the famine vary, but include the years 1845 to 1850, give or take. Cork's population dropped more than 25% between 1841 and 1851, of which about 150,000 died and 50,000 emigrated.

In 1821, the population was 730,444. It increased to 854,118 in 1841, but then began to decrease to 361,877 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 489,286. In 1871, 91.5% of the population were Roman Catholic with 7.1% of the Church of Ireland, 0.3% Presbyterians and 0.5% Methodists. In 1926, 94.3% were Roman Catholic with 4.9% Church of Ireland.

General County Research Information[edit | edit source]

  • County Cork (Irish: Contae Chorcaí) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster. The county town is the city of Cork.
  • Further information about County Cork is available at the GenUKI site and this FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  • There is an amazingly detailed interactive map from Ordnance Survey Ireland that covers not only Cork, but the whole of Ireland. You can zoom in to see extremely fine detail. The map provides historic map overlays (see the check-boxes provided on the map page) that clearly show the townlands, roads, towns, homes, fields, estates, etc. Some churches and cemeteries are included.  Several overlays are provided.

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]