Research In Ireland

The phrase 'The Luck of the Irish' was not coined by a genealogist! Family history research in Ireland is more difficult as many records were destroyed in a fire on 13th April 1922.

What records remain can be found at the Registrar General, 8-11 Lombard Street East, Dublin2. The registration of births and deaths commenced in 1864, and marriages in 1845.

Useful sources:, and; the latter has data drawn from the Society of Genealogists.

Since 1921, records for Northern Ireland are held at Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester street, Belfast BTT 4HL;

Other pages to help research can be found at Family History in England & Wales, and in Scotland.

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