It’s also a great community of people, who are happy to share interesting stories, top tips and their experiences of tracing their family tree.
This cemetery holds the burial records for 1.5 million people.
If you’re one of the incredible 35 million people in the United States who claim Irish ancestry, the good news is that genealogy in Ireland is pretty straightforward.
Millions of people have moved overseas from Ireland over the centuries: EPIC Ireland celebrates their achievements.
This genealogy website run by the Irish government brings together church and civil records in one handy online, searchable, and free archive.
It also maintains a wide range of searchable online records including census records of 19.
The GRO registers all civil birth, adoption, death, marriage and civil partnerships in the Republic of Ireland.
All public records from Northern Ireland are stored at PRONI, so there’s a huge range of material (online and printed) including church registers, landed estates records, court records and wills, dating from 1600 to the present day. GRONI registers all civil birth, adoption, death, marriage and civil partnerships in Northern Ireland.
You can access these records online and search the computerised indexes in the public search room.
Local experts meet with those seeking their roots as they come to Ireland, helping them build relationships and discover their ancestry.
Established in 1936, the Irish Genealogical Research Society aims to promote and encourage the study of Irish genealogy through the collection of books and manuscripts.
At its Dublin office, you can search its collection of registers and buy photocopies of records. The library offers a free walk-in advisory service for those looking to trace their family history, as well as genealogy workshops and talks.