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Welcome to our new Irish Genealogy section!! Irish Family? Have an Irish Heritage? Want to investigate your Irish Background and need to find some Irish Genealogical resources? You've come to the right place! We'll soon have a directory of genealogical resources to trace your family tree, and find your family roots back to dear old Ireland. Your ancestors may have been potato farmers, rebel clansmen, musicians, storytellers... - who knows? At the moment, this page is designed to give you the basic start up informational resources that you need to start tracing your Irish ancestry. We'll soon have our new directory up and running, and you'll soon be able to post your family tree!

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This report is compiled to help you get started in tracing your Irish family roots. The report includes details of the types of records that need to be researched and how to go about researching them, contact points for securing further information, using the National Library of Ireland, a listing of Heritage Centres in Ireland and a schedule of individuals and organisations that can assist your research. The report is emailed in .rtf format (suitable for MS Word and other word processors) and in .txt format (suitable for almost all word processors) so that you can get started on your investigation immediately. At only US$9 it represents tremendous value. You can get it from the order form by clicking here.




The National Archives
The National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone + 353 (1) 407-2300
Fax + 353 (1) 407-2333
Email mail@nationalarchives.ie
Reading Room hours 10.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday

The National Archives were badly damaged around the time of independance in 1922, for reasons which are hotly debated even today. When researching in the national archives, make sure to follow the proper protocols, and declare your intent to use any electronic equipment beforehand. Photocopying is frowned upon, unless you make prior arrangements, and you should even leave your walkman & cellphone outside..!! The archives are also to be considered copyrighted, and cannot be published without permission. And Remember kids, don't colour in the pictures. :)
The archives are spread over a number of locations in Dublin, including the reading rooms at Bishop Street, the Four Courts, Dublin Castle, and this goes for census-type archives, as well as general government archives. Military Archives are kept at Cathal Brigha Barracks in Rathmines, Dublin, although I wouldn't go there in a trenchcoat and dark glasses.

In fact, if the National Archives were a niteclub... uh... never mind.

Search deportees to (e.g.) Australia here ( Try typing in your surname )
Note for Australians: The Irish government gave microfilm/microfiche versions of these archives to the Australian government in 1988, so you may be able to search them there.

Note for everyone:

Check the reference numbers of the national school archives before you go

Click to visit The National Archives Website

 

Cobh

formerly known as Queenstown ( Located about 7 miles from Cork City )

Cobh was the single largest point of emigration or deportation to the USA, and Australia. Cobh has built a heritage centre, reliving it's history in exhibition, from the pain of emigration, the famous disasters like the Titanic which sailed from there on it's fateful voyage. Victims of the WWI Lusitania ship which was torpedoed in 1915, off the coast of County Cork, were buried here as well.
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Irish Family History Foundation
The Irish Family History Foundation
An Indispensible resource for anyone seeking information on Irish Roots. Excellent.

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Families of Co. Clare, Ireland

Families of Co. Clare, Ireland

Families of Co. Clare, Ireland

by Michael C. O'Laughlin (Hardcover - March 1999)
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Families of County Kerry, Ireland : Over Three Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation (O'Laughlin, Michael C. Book of

Families of County Kerry, Ireland : Over Three Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation (O'Laughlin, Michael C. Book of

Families of County Kerry, Ireland : Over Three Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation (O'Laughlin, Michael C. Book of

by Michael C. O'Laughlin (Hardcover - March 1999)
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Families of County Cork, Ireland : From the Earliest Times to the 20th Century: Irish Family Surnames With Lo Cations & Origins: Including English, sc

Families of County Cork, Ireland : From the Earliest Times to the 20th Century: Irish Family Surnames With Lo Cations & Origins: Including English, sc

Families of County Cork, Ireland : From the Earliest Times to the 20th Century: Irish Family Surnames With Lo Cations & Origins: Including English, sc

by Michael C. O'Laughlin (Hardcover - March 1999)
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O'Baby : The Irish Baby Name Book

O'Baby : The Irish Baby Name Book

O'Baby : The Irish Baby Name Book

by Geoffrey Johnson (Mass Market Paperback - April 1999)
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Irish Relatives and Friends From "Information Wanted" Ads in the Irish-American, 1850-1871

Irish Relatives and Friends From "Information Wanted" Ads in the Irish-American, 1850-1871

Irish Relatives and Friends From "Information Wanted" Ads in the Irish-American, 1850-1871

by Laura M. DeGrazia (Compiler), Diane Fitzpatrick Haberstroh (Compiler) (Hardcover - March 2001)
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The Dictionary of Irish Family Names

The Dictionary of Irish Family Names

The Dictionary of Irish Family Names

by Ida Grehan (Paperback)
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The Little Book of Irish Clans

The Little Book of Irish Clans

The Little Book of Irish Clans

by John Grenham (Hardcover - January 1995)
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Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many

Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many

Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many

by John O'Donovan (School & Library Binding - January 1990)
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Irish Families : Their Names, Arms, and Origins

Irish Families : Their Names, Arms, and Origins

Irish Families : Their Names, Arms, and Origins

by Edward MacLysaght (Hardcover - July 1998)
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Irish Names

Irish Names

Irish Names

by Donnchadh O Corrain, et al (Paperback)
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Clans and Families of Ireland : The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families

Clans and Families of Ireland : The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families

Clans and Families of Ireland : The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families

by John Grenham (Hardcover - March 1994)
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Irish Family Histories

Irish Family Histories

Irish Family Histories

by Ida Grehan, Desmond Fitzgerald (Hardcover - February 2001)
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Irish Records : Sources for Family and Local History

Irish Records : Sources for Family and Local History

Irish Records : Sources for Family and Local History

by James G. Ryan (Hardcover)
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More Irish Families

More Irish Families

More Irish Families

by Edward MacLysaght
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Favorite Irish Names for Children : The Top 200

Favorite Irish Names for Children : The Top 200

Favorite Irish Names for Children : The Top 200

by Laurence Flanagan (Paperback - March 1993)
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The Families of County Limerick Ireland : Over One Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation (Book of Irish Families Gre

The Families of County Limerick Ireland : Over One Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation (Book of Irish Families Gre

The Families of County Limerick Ireland : Over One Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation (Book of Irish Families Gre

by Michael C. O'Laughlin (Hardcover - March 1999)
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The Book of Irish Families : Great & Small (O'Laughlin, Michael C. Book of Irish Families, Great & Small, V. 1.)

The Book of Irish Families : Great & Small (O'Laughlin, Michael C. Book of Irish Families, Great & Small, V. 1.)

The Book of Irish Families : Great & Small (O'Laughlin, Michael C. Book of Irish Families, Great & Small, V. 1.)

by Michael C. O'Laughlin, Irish Genealogical Foundation (Illustrator) (Hardcover - November 1997)
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An Index of Hereditary English, Scottish, and Irish Titles of Honour

An Index of Hereditary English, Scottish, and Irish Titles of Honour

An Index of Hereditary English, Scottish, and Irish Titles of Honour

by Edward Solly (Paperback - April 1999)
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Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland

Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland

Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland

by Michael C. O'Laughlin (Hardcover - April 1999)
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The Famine Immigrants Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New

The Famine Immigrants Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New

The Famine Immigrants Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New

by Ira Glazier (Editor)
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Tracing Irish Ancestors

Tracing Irish Ancestors

Tracing Irish Ancestors

by Simon Fowler (Paperback - May 2001)
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A Student's Guide to Irish American Genealogy (Oryx American Family Tree Series)

A Student's Guide to Irish American Genealogy (Oryx American Family Tree Series)

A Student's Guide to Irish American Genealogy (Oryx American Family Tree Series)

by Erin McKenna, Charles T. Galbraith (Hardcover)
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In Search of Your British and Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish, & Irish Ancestors

In Search of Your British and Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish, & Irish Ancestors

In Search of Your British and Irish Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your English, Welsh, Scottish, & Irish Ancestors

by Angus Baxter
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Irish Book of Arms Genealogy Heraldry

Irish Book of Arms Genealogy Heraldry

Irish Book of Arms Genealogy Heraldry

by Michael C. O'Laughlin (Hardcover)
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The Book of Scottish/Irish Family Names

The Book of Scottish/Irish Family Names

The Book of Scottish/Irish Family Names

by Robert Bell
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Irish Book of Arms Poster: Genealogy

Irish Book of Arms Poster: Genealogy

Irish Book of Arms Poster: Genealogy

by Michael C. O'Laughlin (Map)
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Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records,

Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records,

Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A Guide to the Genealogical Records,

by Margaret Dickson Falley (Hardcover)
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Digging for Irish Roots : How to Search for Your Ancestors

Digging for Irish Roots : How to Search for Your Ancestors

Digging for Irish Roots : How to Search for Your Ancestors

by Don Cahalan (Hardcover - July 2002)
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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors 2nd edition

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors 2nd edition

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors 2nd edition

by John Grenham (Paperback - 2000)
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The Uncounted Irish in Canada and the United States

The Uncounted Irish in Canada and the United States

The Uncounted Irish in Canada and the United States

by Margaret E. Fitzgerald, Joseph A. King (Hardcover - July 1990)
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The Wandering Irish in Europe : Their Influence from the Dark Ages to Modern Times

The Wandering Irish in Europe : Their Influence from the Dark Ages to Modern Times

The Wandering Irish in Europe : Their Influence from the Dark Ages to Modern Times

by Matthew J. Culligan, Peter Cherici (Paperback - March 1999)
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Irish Roots Guide

Irish Roots Guide

Irish Roots Guide

by Tony McCarthy (Paperback - November 1997)
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A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors : How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage

A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors : How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage

A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors : How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage

by Dwight A. Radford, Kyle J. Betit (Paperback - March 2001)
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Irish families in Australia and New Zealand, 1788-1978

Irish families in Australia and New Zealand, 1788-1978

Irish families in Australia and New Zealand, 1788-1978

by Hubert William Coffey
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The Book of Irish Names : First, Family and Place Names

The Book of Irish Names : First, Family and Place Names

The Book of Irish Names : First, Family and Place Names

by Ronan Coghlan, et al
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Complete Book for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Complete Book for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Complete Book for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors


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Irish Family Names (Collins Pocket Reference)

Irish Family Names (Collins Pocket Reference)

Irish Family Names (Collins Pocket Reference)

(Paperback - November 1998)
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