There are myriad online resources to help with genealogy research in Ireland, Canada and the United States. What is harder to come by are lectures that focus on researching in the United States and Canada with the aim of getting back to Ireland. Luckily, Familysearch have some resources available in that category. Their website is primarily known for the billions of free records from all over the world. However, less well explored sections of the website include the Family History Research Wiki and the Learning Center.
The learning center has a number of interesting lectures that are specifically aimed at those who are trying to find where their ancestor(s) came from in Ireland.
- Ireland Beginning Research Series Immigration Part 1: Strategies (21 mins, slides and handout)
- Ireland Beginning Research Series Immigration Part 2: Famine and Post Famine Sources (31 mins, slides and handout)
- Ireland Beginning Research Series Immigration Part 3: Ulster and Scots Irish Sources (27 mins, slides and handout)
- Ireland Emigration (1 hour 28 mins, slides)
- Irish Emigration to North America: Before, During, and After the Famine (47 mins, handout and slides)