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Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The Ireland Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for Ireland. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.




Guided Research

See the best online databases to start you in locating birth, marriage, and death information in Ireland.

Beginning Research

If you are just beginning to research your Irish ancestors, here are some helps to get you started. Choose an event to learn about in the life of your Irish ancestors:

Research Strategies

1864 to Present

Irish genealogical research from 1864 to the present should be relatively straightforward. The main sources used in this period are:

Other records that may be used:

Before 1864

Research in this period can be more challenging. The main source used is:

Other sources that may be used are:

  • Census Fragments (where they exist)
  • Civil Registration (for Protestant marriages 1845-1863)
  • Griffiths Registration
  • Tithe Records and other Land, Taxation registers
  • Cemeteries

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