Ireland Research Tips and Strategies

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Research Tips and Strategies


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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