Ireland Records Not Destroyed

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Many of the genealogical records housed in the record office on 4 Courts, Dublin, were destroyed during the Irish Civil War in 1922. Records held in other places still exist. The following list is a summary of a few of the records available for genealogists.

Census Records

Partial 1821-1851; 1901-1911
Note: the 1861-1891 censuses were destroyed by the government before 1922.

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths starting in 1845

Probate records

Indexes only for pre-1858 wills probated in district courts
Probate registry wills starting in 1858

Registry of Deeds

Indexes and memorials starting in 1708

Church Records

Church of Ireland (Anglican): a few transcripts
Catholic Church: from late-1700s
Presbyterian Church
Quaker (Society of Friends) Church
Methodist Church records
Jewish Synagogue records


Griffith’s Valuation, 1848-1864
Tithe Applotment, 1823-1838
Old Age Pension Records
Richard Hayes’ Manuscripts Sources for the History of Irish Civilisation

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