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Guide to '''Ireland ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
 
==Country Information==
Today the island of '''Ireland ''' is divided into two countries: (1) the '''Republic of Ireland''', also known as '''Éire''' and (2) '''[[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]''', one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England Genealogy|England]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]], and [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]]). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
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Today the island of '''Ireland ''' is divided into two countries: (1) the '''Republic of Ireland''', also known as '''Éire''' or '''Poblacht na hÉireann''' and (2) '''[[Northern Ireland Genealogy|Northern Ireland]]''', one of the four constituent countries of the [[United Kingdom]] (together with [[England Genealogy|England]], [[Scotland Genealogy|Scotland]], and [[Wales Genealogy|Wales]]). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref> In the Republic of Ireland, the Irish Gaelic language has official status; in Northern Ireland it has some official recognition along with Ulster Scots.
  
==Getting Started ==
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==Counties==
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The Ireland counties listed below are based on historic boundaries pre-1974. The records dating before 1974 are located within the information found in the historic counties. This practice is best for genealogy, since most research is from before this date. Modern countries, especially in Northern Ireland, are different. In the Republic, administrative changes made to the counties were mostly reverted in 2014.
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<h3>Getting Started with Ireland Research</h3>
 
<h3>Getting Started with Ireland Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.
 
Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.
*[[Ireland Research Guidance|How to find Birth information]]
 
*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1619-1863|How to find Marriage information]]
 
*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|How to find Death/Burial information]]
 
*[[Ireland Emigration and Immigration|Immigration Help]]
 
*[[Ireland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 
  
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*[[GuidedResearch:Ireland|Guided Research]]
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*[[Ireland How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Birth 1619-1863|How to find Birth information]]
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Marriage 1619-1863|How to find Marriage information]]
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*[[Ireland Research Guidance: Death 1619-1863|How to find Death/Burial information]]
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*[[Ireland Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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<h3>Ireland Research Tools</h3>
 
<h3>Ireland Research Tools</h3>
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.
*[http://monaghan.rootsireland.ie/ '''RootsIreland'''] posted 32,000 baptism records for County Monaghan.
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*[http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]- Digitized Irish census records, 1901 and 1911.
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*[http://www.rootsireland.ie/ RootsIreland] ($)
*[http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/genealog.htm Clare Library] - transcriptions of Tithe Applotment Books, gravestone inscriptions with photographs
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*[http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland]
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61039 Ancestry.com] has indexed the [http://www.nli.ie National Library of Ireland's] collection of online Roman Catholic parish registers, over 25 million records.
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*[https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ IrishGenealogy.ie] - vital records
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*[https://www.johngrenham.com/ John Grenham's website] - places, records and surnames
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl GENUKI] - UK/Ireland gazetteer
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|<span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span>
 
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==Ireland Clickable Map==
 
==Ireland Clickable Map==
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*[[County Antrim|Antrim]] §  
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'''Northern Ireland Counties (Post-1922)'''<br>
*[[County Kerry|Kerry]]  
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*[[County Monaghan|Monaghan]]
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    <li>[[County Antrim, Ireland Genealogy|Antrim, Northern Ireland]] §</li>
*[[County Armagh|Armagh]] §  
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    <li>[[County Armagh, Ireland Genealogy|Armagh, Northern Ireland]] §</li>
*[[County Kildare|Kildare]]
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    <li>[[County Down, Ireland Genealogy|Down, Northern Ireland]] § </li>
*[[County Offaly|Offaly (''Kings'')]]
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    <li>[[County Fermanagh, Ireland Genealogy|Fermanagh, Northern Ireland]] §</li>
*[[County Carlow|Carlow]]  
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    <li>[[County Londonderry, Ireland Genealogy|Londonderry (''Derry''), Northern Ireland]] §</li>
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    <li>[[County Tyrone, Ireland Genealogy|Tyrone, Northern Ireland]] §</li>
*[[County Kilkenny|Kilkenny]]  
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*[[County Roscommon|Roscommon]]
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    '''Republic of Ireland Counties'''<br>
*[[County Cavan|Cavan]]  
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*[[County Laois|Laois (''Queens'')]]  
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    <li>[[County Carlow, Ireland Genealogy|Carlow]]</li>
*[[County Sligo|Sligo]]
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    <li>[[County Cavan, Ireland Genealogy|Cavan]]</li>
*[[County Clare|Clare]]  
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    <li>[[County Clare, Ireland Genealogy|Clare]]</li>
*[[County Leitrim|Leitrim]]  
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    <li>[[County Cork, Ireland Genealogy|Cork]]</li>
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    <li>[[County Donegal, Ireland Genealogy|Donegal]]</li>
*[[County Tipperary|Tipperary]]
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    <li>[[County Dublin, Ireland Genealogy|Dublin]]</li>
*[[County Cork|Cork]]  
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    <li>[[County Galway, Ireland Genealogy|Galway]]</li>
*[[County Limerick|Limerick]]  
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    <li>[[County Kerry, Ireland Genealogy|Kerry]]</li>
*[[County Tyrone|Tyrone]] §
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    <li>[[County Kildare, Ireland Genealogy|Kildare]]</li>
*[[County Donegal|Donegal]]  
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    <li>[[County Kilkenny, Ireland Genealogy|Kilkenny]]</li>
*[[County Londonderry|Londonderry / Derry]] §
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    <li>[[County Laois, Ireland Genealogy|Laois (''Queens'')]]</li>
*[[County Waterford|Waterford]]
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    <li>[[County Leitrim, Ireland Genealogy|Leitrim]]</li>
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    <li>[[County Limerick, Ireland Genealogy|Limerick]]</li>
*[[County Down|Down]] §
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    <li>[[County Longford, Ireland Genealogy|Longford]]</li>
*[[County Longford|Longford]]  
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    <li>[[County Louth, Ireland Genealogy|Louth]]</li>
*[[County Westmeath|Westmeath]]
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    <li>[[County Mayo, Ireland Genealogy|Mayo]]</li>
*[[County Dublin|Dublin]]  
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    <li>[[County Meath, Ireland Genealogy|Meath]]</li>
*[[County Louth|Louth]]  
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    <li>[[County Monaghan, Ireland Genealogy|Monaghan]]</li>
*[[County Wexford|Wexford]]
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    <li>[[County Offaly, Ireland Genealogy|Offaly (''Kings'')]]</li>
*[[County Fermanagh|Fermanagh]] §
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    <li>[[County Roscommon, Ireland Genealogy|Roscommon]]</li>
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    <li>[[County Sligo, Ireland Genealogy|Sligo]]</li>
*[[County Mayo|Mayo]]  
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    <li>[[County Tipperary, Ireland Genealogy|Tipperary]]</li>
*[[County Wicklow|Wicklow]]
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    <li>[[County Waterford, Ireland Genealogy|Waterford]]</li>
*[[County Galway|Galway]]  
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    <li>[[County Westmeath, Ireland Genealogy|Westmeath]]</li>
*[[County Meath|Meath]]  
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    <li>[[County Wexford, Ireland Genealogy|Wexford]]</li>
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    <li>[[County Wicklow, Ireland Genealogy|Wicklow]]</li>
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
  
==FamilySearch Resources==
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
 
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=ireland Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 Historical Records]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084 Historical Records]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=ireland Family History Center locator map]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=ireland Family History Center locator map]
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===Research Tutorials===
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/44 '''Getting Started in Irish Genealogy''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/108 '''Ireland Emigration''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/204 '''Irish Emigration to North America: Before, During, and After the Famine'''] - Parts 1 and 2
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/103 '''Ireland Beginning Research Series''']
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**Immigration Part 1: Strategies
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**Immigration Part 2: Famine and Post Famine Sources
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**Immigration Part 3: Ulster and Scots Irish Sources
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**Church Records
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**Civil Registration
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/110 '''Ireland Civil Registration''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/787 '''Finding Ancestry in Ireland Civil Registration Records''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/185 '''Ireland Presbyterian Church Records''']
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/ireland-catholic-church-records-part-2 '''Ireland Catholic Church Records''']
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lessons/tracing-irish-roman-catholic-ancestry '''Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/518 '''More Irish than the Irish Themselves: The Hiberno-Norman Families'''] - Parts 1 and 2
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/789 '''The Scots-irish: Plantation and Settlement of Ulster in the 17th Century''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/562 '''British Resources on FamilySearch.org'''] - Parts 1 and 2
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/505 '''British Resources on Findmypast''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/lesson/786 '''Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry''']
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=127 '''The Three Cs of Irish Research: Civil Registration, Church Records, and Census'''] ($)
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=45 '''Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall: Irish Estate Records'''] ($)
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*[http://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=208 '''Some Lesser Known Irish Resources'''] ($)
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==Websites==
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl GENUKI] Ireland links to resources.
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*[https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ Irish Genealogy.ie]
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Latest revision as of 16:00, 19 March 2021

Guide to Ireland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Ireland Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Historic Ireland
(pre-1922)
and Republic of Ireland
Wiki Topics
Record Types
Cultural Groups
Ireland Background
Ireland Research Resources
Northern Ireland (post-1922)
Wiki Topics
Record Types

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Today the island of Ireland is divided into two countries: (1) the Republic of Ireland, also known as Éire or Poblacht na hÉireann and (2) Northern Ireland, one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland, and Wales). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.[1] In the Republic of Ireland, the Irish Gaelic language has official status; in Northern Ireland it has some official recognition along with Ulster Scots.

Counties[edit | edit source]

The Ireland counties listed below are based on historic boundaries pre-1974. The records dating before 1974 are located within the information found in the historic counties. This practice is best for genealogy, since most research is from before this date. Modern countries, especially in Northern Ireland, are different. In the Republic, administrative changes made to the counties were mostly reverted in 2014.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Ireland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.

Ireland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.

Ask the
Community

Ireland Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.

County CorkCounty KerryCounty LimerickCounty WaterfordCounty WexfordCounty KilkennyCounty CarlowCounty WicklowCounty DublinCounty KildareCounty LaoisCounty TipperaryCounty ClareCounty GalwayCounty OffalyCounty WestmeathCounty MeathCounty LouthCounty MayoCounty RoscommonCounty SligoCounty LongfordCounty CavanCounty LeitrimCounty FermanaghCounty MonaghanCounty ArmaghCounty DownCounty Antrim, Ireland GenealogyCounty DerryCounty TyroneCounty DonegalIreland image map.png


Counties[edit | edit source]

Click on a county to locate more information about resources in that county.

Northern Ireland Counties (Post-1922)

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Research Tutorials[edit | edit source]

Note: Microsoft browser may be required for viewing tutorials.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland, accessed 24 March 2016.