Useful Links

The links below include the main sources for Irish genealogical research. The list is by no means exhaustive. We will be updating it regularly. Many other links for Irish genealogy can also be found on the website of CIGO – the Council of Irish Genealogical organisations.

Main national repositories

National Archives of Ireland
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Dublin City Archives
Land Registry and Registry of Deeds
See also Registry of Deeds Index Project (volunteer site)
Valuation Office
National Library of Ireland

Main church resources

Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland
Representative Church Body Library (Church of Ireland)
RootsIreland – church records for most counties of Ireland (pay site) – selected civil and church records (free government-run site)
Irish Jewish Roots
Methodist Historical Society of Ireland
Roman Catholic Parish Register List (NLI)
Unitarian Church of Ireland

Civil Registration (Vital Records) of birth, marriage and death:

General Register Office, Ireland
General Register Office, Northern Ireland
Irish Civil Registration records and indexes (free government provided site)
Irish Civil Registration Indexes (LDS), 1845-1958 (free site)
Irish Civil Registration Indexes (Ancestry), 1845-1958 (pay site)
Irish Civil Registration Indexes, ( 1845-1958 (pay site)


British Newspaper Archive (pay site)
Griffith’s Valuation – includes search facilities for various databases (free government provided site)
Irish Times Ancestors (pay site)
Documenting Ireland: Parliament people and Migration
Includes Irish Emigration Database and Enhanced Parliamentary Papers Ireland (EPPI)
Irish Military Archives
Emerald Ancestors (pay site)
AncestryIreland (Ulster Historical Foundation) (pay site)
Irish Newspaper Archive (pay site)
FindMyPast Ireland (pay site)
Down Survey of Ireland (17th-century)
Ireland Genealogy Projects

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