Ireland Genealogy

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.