• Update to the Civil Records

    We are pleased to advise that an additional 2 years of records of births, marriages and deaths have been added to the www.irishgenealogy.ie website.  The marriage Index data along with additional images has also been updated for the years 1864-1869 inclusive. The years covered by the release of the historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths after this update are;

    Births:1864 to 1918

    Marriages:1864* to 1943civil records 450x180px

    Deaths:1878* to 1968

  • Minister Humphreys congratulates www.irishgenealogy.ie team on winning ‘Promoting Ireland Overseas Award’ at the Ireland eGovernment Awards

     Pictured: Minister Simon Harris TD, Tadhg O’Shea of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht AffairsThe Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has congratulated the team in her Department which oversees the genealogy website www.irishgenealogy.ie after it was awarded the "Promoting Ireland Overseas Award" at the Ireland eGovernment Awards.

  • Minister Humphreys launches online genealogy toolkit for schools to help students discover their family history

    Minister Humphreys launches online genealogy toolkit for schools to help students discover their family historyThe Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, launched an online genealogy toolkit for schools, aimed at encouraging students to trace their roots and explore their family tree.

    The 2016 Family History website has been created by the National Archives as a legacy project under the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. Minister Humphreys met with students in Muckross College in Donnybrook, who had been trialling the website, to launch the online resource

  • Welcome to Family Research 2016

    2016 Family History home2016 Family History is a new, free Irish genealogy education website, brought to you by the National Archives and IrishGenealogy.ie. The site is aimed primarily at secondary school students, but can be used by anyone with Irish ancestors to learn how to use the multiplicity of online sources now available for family history.

    The site is still being tested, and will be formally launched in January 2017. Enter here.

  • Historic Civil Records now available to view on www.irishgenealogy.ie:

    historic civil recordsToday, Heather Humphreys T.D. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Leo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Social Protection officially launched the historic records of Births over 100 years ago, Marriages over 75 years ago and Deaths over 50 years ago of the General Register Office (GRO).

    Further details on what records are now available can be found here.

  • Welcome to www.irishgenealogy.ie

    churchrecordswww.irishgenealogy.ie is a website that allows users the opportunity to search a wide range of record sources in their search of their Irish Ancestry. The website is home to the on-line historic Indexes of the Civil Registers (GRO) of Births, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Deaths and to Church Records of Baptism, Marriage and Burial from a number of counties.

    The website also operates as a search portal that allows users to search the following record sources as well:

    • 1901/1911 Census records and pre-1901 survivals
    • Census Search Forms from 1841/1851
    • Tithe Applotments
    • Soldier’s Wills
    • Griffith’s Valuations
    • Ireland - Australia Transportation database
    • Military Archives
    • Ellis Island
    • National Photographic Archive from the National Library of Ireland
    • We hope that you enjoy its many features and design.

    www.irishgenealogy.ie is a website operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

  • Church records available online @ www.irishgenealogy.ie

    This website holds a large searchable volume of pre 20th Century Church records of Baptism, Marriage and Burial that in many instances pre-date the Civil Registration. These include:

    Transcripts of the baptism and marriage records of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kerry to c. 1900, All Roman Catholic baptism, marriage and burial registers for Dublin City, All surviving Church of Ireland baptism, marriage and burial registers for Dublin City,... To search these records directly, please click here.

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  • Further Church Records for Cork and Dublin added to website.

    A further 29,738 Church records of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials have been added to the website www.irishgenealogy.ie These records include 17,667 Roman Catholic Church records from Bandon (Cork and Ross RC), 11,411 Roman Catholic Church Records from Iveleary (Cork and Ross RC) and 660 Church of Ireland Records from St. Michaels (Dublin COI). All of these records also have an accompanying image.

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Welcome from the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

I am very pleased to welcome you to irishgenealogy.ie the website dedicated to helping you search for family history records for past generations. The website is now home to the historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths of the General Register Office. These records join the Indexes to the historic records of Births, Marriages and Deaths that were already available on the website.