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Ireland Record Finder

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Historic Ireland (pre-1922)
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Northern Ireland (post-1922)
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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Census, Church Records, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Military Records
Birth date Church Records, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Military Records, Newspapers, Occupations
Birthplace Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Gazetteers History, Maps
Death information Cemeteries, Church Records, Civil Registration, Newspapers Court Records, Probate Records, Land and Property
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Church Records,Naturalization and Citizenship
Historical background Genealogy, History Church History
Language helps Language and Languages
Living relatives Civil Registration, Directories Newspapers, Periodicals, Societies
Maiden name Church Records, Civil Registration Newspapers
Marriage information Church Records, Civil Registration Biography, Genealogy, Newspapers, Nobility
Naming customs Names (Personal)
Noble families Heraldry, Nobility
Occupation Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Directories, Occupations, Probate Records Court Records; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.
Parents, children, and other family members Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Probate Records Land and Property; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.; Schools
Physical description Court Records, Military Records Biography, Newspapers, Occupations
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps Directories, History, Land and Property, Periodicals, Taxation
Places of residence Census, Church Records, Directories Land and Property, Names (Personal)
Place of residence when you know only the county Civil Registration, Directories, Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation Church Records
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Biography, Genealogy, Societies Nobility, Periodicals
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Periodicals, Societies
Religion Biography, Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Cemeteries, Genealogy, History
Social activities Social Life and Customs, History Societies