How do I search for Irish historical records?
You can find information on searching Ireland’s Civil Registration records from:
General Register Office for Northern Ireland
or General Register Office for Eire
You may also find the following websites useful. Some are freely searchable and others operate commercially, and so charge a fee to access their records.
- free to search, but you need to subscribe in order to view the digital images. To view the collection of Irish records, click on Ireland under Browse by location.
- includes contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world which have substantial collections of manuscripts noted under the indexes to the National Register of Archives.
– the website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A vast amount of parish registers have been indexed in its International Genealogical Index (IGI) for the United Kingdom and other countries. This site is a very good starting point for pre-1837 records but it should not be a substitute for looking up the original parish record.
GenUKI - UK & Ireland Genealogy
– the one-stop shop for all of your genealogical needs.
Irish Genealogical Research Society
The North of Ireland Family History Society
Republic of Ireland
Irish Family History Society
Genealogical Society of Ireland