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