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Irish Heritage

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Ancestry Library
A genealogical and historical research tool that provides access to city directories, U.S. Federal Census records between 1790 and 1930, immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. It includes resources for Buffalo & Erie County historical records.  For use at any library.  Virtual Tour

HeritageQuest Online 
U.S. Federal census records from 1790-1930, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, and genealogical and local history serials from the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). It includes resources for Buffalo & Erie County historical information. Virtual Tour



Irish American Journey 
Irish American Journey advances Irish American culture, Irish American heritage, and greater understanding of the Irish American experience through the lens of Irish immigration and Irish American history.  In addition to a wealth of historical data, this site provides country wide directories of Irish cultural societies, entertainment groups, genealogical organizations, and heritage based learning institutions.

Irish Central
Irish Central is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world.


Community and Local Links

Buffalo Irish Center
The Buffalo Irish Center is home to over a dozen non-profit Irish-American organizations, each promoting a different aspect of its culture.  Information about local educational opportunties and a calendar of upcoming events are provided along with links to all of the Irish Center's resident organizations.

History of Irish Americans in Buffalo NY
This site provides a detailed historical account of the growth of Irish Culture in Western New York. 


Library Materials

Click on the following topics for a quick search in the Library's Catalog.

History of Ireland 
Irish-American History
Irish Art 
Irish Cooking 
Irish Literature
Irish Music
Irish Poetry