Ginni Swanton's Web Site

County Cork
Genealogy Information and Records

1832 Emigrants to Canada Handbook

1766 Census - Diocese of Cloyne--Excerpts

1851 Census for Kilcrumper, Kilworth, Leitrim, and Macroney - Excerpts
Surnames include Barrett, Blake, Burke, Callaghan, Carroll, Casey, Casheran, Colbert, Condon, Connelly, Coughlan, Cronin, Daly, Fitzgerald, Hanlon, Harding, Howe, Hutchinson, Keleher, Leahy, Lyons, Magner, Mahony, Mangan, McCarthy, McCraith, Mulcahy, Mullins, O'Brien, Prendergast, Pigott, Rial, Roche, Ryall, Sullivan, Sweeny, Toohill, Twomy, Walsh

Ballineen District Deaths

Baptisms from Enniskeane, Murragh, and Templemartin Catholic Parish Records
218 baptismal records for various surnames, sorted by surname. Includes baptismal sponsors.

Beamish Information
Excerpts from the Beamish Family History book, photocopied at Cork County Library

Biographies and Photos
Surnames include Abbott, Acheson, Ahern, Allan, Forde, Franks, French, Fuller, Hodder, Hodges, Hodnett, Hodson, Hogan,  Sweetnam,  Tichborne, Wolfe, Webb, Wilson, Winder, Windle

Casey Collection Entries for Swanton
Marriages for the surnames Wolfe, Ford(e) and Swanton for the years 1716-1844.

City Directory for County Cork,1875-76
Note: This does not include Cork City. I don't have a copy of this directory. This directory, and others, can be found at the Cork County Library on Farranlea Road in Cork City. The information I have includes only the areas listed here:

Ballyclough, Ballycotton, Ballydehob Ballyfear, Ballyhooly, Ballymacoda, Ballineen,  Ballyvourney, Baltimore, Ballincurrig,  Bandon, Banteer, Bantry, Bear Island, Begooly, Buttevant (partial), Cape Clear, Carrigaline, Carrignavar, Charleville (partial), Desertserges, Dungourney, Dunkettle, Dunmanway, Durrus, Enniskean, Eyeries, Farran, Kiskeam, Leap , Liscarroll, Mitchelstown, Monkstown, Newtown-Shandrum and Dromina (partial), Ovens, Passage West and Glenbrook, Rathcormac, Ringaskiddy, Riverstown, Shanballymore, Skibbereen, Templemartin, Timoleague, Union Hall (partial)

Confirmation Records for Enniskeane, Desertserges, and Kinneigh

County Cork Map
Detailed antique map of County Cork

County Cork Newspaper Articles
Includes petty sessions, obituaries, advertisements and more

County Cork Postcards
Ballydehob, Bantry House, Castletownshend, Glengariff, Map of West Cork, West Cork scenery

Deaths from Enniskeane Parish Records

Deaths from Ballineen District

Family Group Sheet Form

Gravestones from Midleton, County Cork
Photographs of almost 500 gravestones from the Roman Catholic cemetery in Midleton, East Cork, and from a nearby older cemetery (name unknown), indexed by surname.

Gravestones from Castletown and Kinneigh, County Cork
I photographed all the gravestones in these cemeteries, both Catholic and COI. There are close to 300 of them, indexed by surname.

Gravestones from Various Cemeteries in West Cork
Photographs of about 270 gravestones from various cemeteries, including Ballydehob, Skibbereen, Schull, Abbeystrowry, Aghyohil, Enniskeane, Farranthomas, and Durrus For additional information on cemetaries in Cork, click here

Gravestones from Old Murragh Cemetery and Ahiohill Cemetery
Some of these stones are very old, dating back to the 1700's. However, some are extremely hard to read.

Griffith's Valuation Details
These are the actual Griffith's Valuation records, which I scanned, for the County Cork parishes of Abbeymahon (Lislevane), Ballymodan, Ballymoney, Brinny, Desert, Desertserges, Durrus, Garranakinnefeake, Kilbrogan, Killowen, and Kilmocomoge

The History of Bandon
by George Bennett, Esq., B. A.
All 373 pages of the original 1862 book.

Index to Irish Wills
Dioceses of Cork and Ross

Irish Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Describes the information you can expect to find on these records

Irish Catholic Records in County Cork
Baptisms and marriages for Aghada, Ballydehob, Ballymodan, Cork City, Dunmanway, Enniskeane, Kilbrogan, Midleton, Murragh, Skibbereen, and Templemartin. Includes various surnames, with an emphasis on Swantons and Bradfields. Includes godparents' names.

Irish Naming Traditions
A guideline to how names may be passed down in a family

Land Owners in Ireland 1876
Return of Owners of Land of One Acre and Upwards in County Cork

LDS Film Numbers for the 1901 Ireland Census, County Cork

Letter from Edward Conner, Petty Sessions Clerk, Ballineen, 1862 to his sister
A great view into the history of the times

Maps of Ballydehob/Schull, Bandon, and Boulteen, Ballineen, Enniskeane and Clonakilty area of County Cork. These maps are from the Discovery Series. These maps, and maps of other locations in Ireland, are available for purchase at Elstead Maps. Their web site address is

Marriages from Enniskeane Parish Records

Murragh and Templemartin Parish Histories

Photos from My Trip to Ireland in April 2001

Swantons in the 1900 New York Census

Swanton Catholic Parish Records
Dating back to 1811, these records include all Swanton marriages and baptisms, as well as any records that had a Swanton as a sponsor or witness. Parishes include Ballydehob, Bandon, Enniskeane, Dunmanway, Midleton, Bantry and others

Townland Descriptions
Detailed descriptions of the townlands in the Cork parishes of Brinny, Desert, Desertserges, Killowen, Kilmurry, Kinneigh, Templemartin