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Our Irish records – including new Easter Rising papers – can help you trace your family back to the 1600s. Search now for free.

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How does it work?

We can help you spot your ancestors in our millions of records, and guide you through the story of your family's past. Here's how you get started.

  • 1. Create your family tree

    Simply start your tree by entering your name. Then enter the details of any ancestors that you know.

  • 2. Look for Hints

    You'll start to see shaky leaves in your tree. That means we think we've found your ancestors – click to take a look.

  • 3. Search the records

    Use the details you find to search our records – and take the time to absorb the stories from our nation's past.

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Klare Tootell

“Family is family”

“I discovered that it doesn't matter how far back you go, family is family. I may have started out with the bare bones of name, date, place, but the more you delve, suddenly those bones are fleshed out and you're dealing with a living, breathing human being.”

Klare Tootell
Ancestry member for 10 years

Our records

We have more than 55 million family history records, dedicated to Ireland. These range from more recent birth, marriage and death records, to new parish records dating right back to the 1600s. And if your family travelled overseas, there's even more to explore, with 16 billion global records.

Our key Irish collections include:

  • Civil Registration Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1845-1958
  • NEW Catholic Parish Records, 1655-1915
  • NEW Easter Rising Records
  • 1901 & 1911 Census Indexes (with the National Archives of Ireland)
  • Irish Passenger Lists, 1803-1871


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