Ireland Research Tips and Strategies

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

1864 to Present[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Research Tips[edit | edit source]