Tracing your ancestors


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National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8 (01-4072300)

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 (01-6030200), browse/links is a county-by-county listing of online source materials, passenger lists and family sites categorises and cross-references online resources, with 175,000 links

Census records

County by county listings at;

Parish records offers a signposting database using records of 11 local heritage centres

Migration records

(mostly to North America and Australia) - the major site for ships' lists details New York arrivals records, 1892-1924 is an extensive but incomplete database of transportation records from Ireland to Australia up to 1868

Surname sites - the biggest provider of free genealogy pages

General repositories - many county libraries have online catalogues

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Centre, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 (01-8306899)

Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 (01-6744999),

The Genealogical Office, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 (01-6618811)

Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 (01-6707500),

Land Valuation Office, Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street, Dublin 1 (01-8171000),