The people of Ireland have always had a passion for their land and traditions. Our Irish records help you meet these people — your ancestors — and learn more about the places and eras that shaped them.
You can now add your Irish ancestors to your trees with the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census Records from the National Archives of Ireland. They are the latest additions to our Web Search project and the only surviving full censuses of Ireland open to the public.
The transcriptions record facts like name, age, religion, occupation, marital status and place of birth. You’ll also find out whether your ancestor spoke Irish.
My goodness! We’ve just added the employee index from the Guinness Archive, you can find out if your ancestors played a part in Ireland's most iconic brewary. As well as confirmation of your relatives’ names and date of birth, you’ll learn about their career in the world famous St. James's Gate Brewery.
There are nearly two centuries’ worth of records here. And once you've located your relatives, you can visit the Guinness Archive website to make an appointment to view your relative's original record.
Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll, 1841, is essentially the world’s largest leaving card. However, it’s also a crucial and fascinating resource for pinpointing your Irish ancestors before the Great Famine.
This 412-metre roll of parchment was presented to the popular Lord Viscount Morpeth when he left his role as Chief Secretary for Ireland. It includes the names, signatures and often addresses of around 150,000 Irish citizens.
Birth, marriage and death records are the basic building blocks of anybody’s family tree. Construct your Irish lines quickly and easily with our Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, 1825-1978.
These 22 million records cover the period of the destroyed Irish censuses, so they can help you fill in frustrating gaps in your discoveries. Indexes from Northern Ireland are included up to 1922.
Although the official Church of Ireland was Anglican in the 18th and 19th centuries, most people refused to conform. This means Catholic records are your best bet for tracing early births, marriages and deaths.
Split into baptism, marriage and burial records, these comprehensive registers reveal names, dates, places and often other family members. And because they date back before the Great Famine, you’ll find many ancestors who later fled the country for new homes abroad.
Griffith’s Valuation is the most useful of the ‘census substitutes’ that fill the gap in 19th-century Irish research. It was created to work out how much tax the country’s inhabitants should be paying.
Sir Richard Griffith’s assessors worked out the value of all of Ireland’s privately owned property. The resulting records cover the vast majority of households, and while they don’t list every family member, they do let you pinpoint where your relatives were living.