Useful websites

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Tracing your ancestors

Tracing your Irish ancestors is never easy especially with the loss of the 19th Century Census records. Here are some websites that may help you trace your ancestors.

Irish National Archives The Irish national archives hold genealogical records including wills, transportation records and school records. Visitors to the centre can obtain free advice from members of the Association of professional genealogists of Ireland.Ireland's National Archives

Association of Professional Genealogists of Ireland The APGI professionals will undertake a genealogical search for a fee.Genealogists of Ireland

The Irish National Library The Irish National Library provides advice on genealogical searches. The library holds estate, land and Catholic parish records.Ireland's National Library

The Irish General Register The GRO in Ireland holds birth, death and marriage records from 1864 to 1921.GRO Ireland

Northern Ireland Public Records Contains many important records for Ulster. Northern Ireland Records

Irish Church Records

Irish Church records Records for Irish baptisms, marriage and burial records for Cork, Dublin, Carlow and Kerry. Ireland's Church Records

Other Church records Dioceses other than Cork, Carlow, Kerry and Dublin can be found atOther Church Records in Ireland


Irish Registry of deeds The registry of deeds in Ireland contains information on property transactions from 1708.Ireland's Land Registry