Irish Genealogy

Genealogy resources for researching your Irish ancestors.

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On 13 April, 1922, there was a fire in Dublin and many of Ireland's records were destroyed. The Four Courts was a repository of Irish public records, state, domestic, manorial records, wills, and ecclesiastical records. This has made research in Ireland more difficult. The good news is some were saved and some records can also be found at the local levels.

Irish Genealogy books by County
Each individual book acts as a hands on guide to finding your family, with actual records and contacts.

GENUKI: Ireland
A "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. The information that is provided in GENUKI relates to primary historical material.

Annals of the Four Masters
A free searchable online database consisting of contemporary and historical texts from many areas, including literature and the other arts.

Burkes Peerage and Gentry
A subscription based service with databases on the Uk and Ireland's titled and landed families. Some good (free) articles on Irish genealogy research, history and maps.

A source for Irish Gaelic Nobility, Heraldry and Genealogy

THE IreAtlas
Irish Townland Database: if you know the name of a town that your ancestors came from but cannot find it on a map, this resource will help locate it!

Ireland's History in Maps
Maps and History of Early Irish territories, clans, tribes and placenames.

The National Archives of Ireland
Original Irish records and manuscripts. A searchable database of available records and a list of genealogical researchers.

Irish Cemetery Inscriptions
Cemetery inscriptions of Ireland by county.

The Wild Geese Today
"The Epic History and Heritage of the Irish"




"People will not look forward to posterity
who never look backward to their ancestors."
Edmund Burke


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