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Basic Sources for Genealogical Research

There are five basic sources for genealogical research in Ireland, and they will get you back two hundred years.

For the majority of Irish people that is as far back as they will be able to go.

The five records are :

Census Returns

Civil Registration

Parish Registers

Primary Valuation of Tenements

Tithe Composition and Applotment Books

Major Repositories in Ireland

National Library of Ireland

This repository, its location, opening times, accessibility etc., and the genealogical records therein are considered elsewhere, and may be liked to from the homepage of this site.

National Archives of Ireland

This repository, its location, opening times, accessibility etc., and the genealogical records therein are considered elsewhere, and may be liked to from the homepage of this site.

Public Records Office

This repository, its location, opening times, accessibility etc., and the genealogical records therein are considered elsewhere, and may be liked to from the homepage of this site.

Office of the Registrar-General, Dublin

This repository, its location, opening times, accessibility etc., and the genealogical records therein are considered elsewhere, and may be liked to from the homepage of this site.

Office of the Registrar-General, Belfast

This repository, its location, opening times, accessibility etc., and the genealogical records therein are considered elsewhere, and may be liked to from the homepage of this site.

Good luck

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