How we can help

As family historians ourselves, and specialists in Ireland, we know that researching your family history is a rewarding and challenging process. There are so many ways in which findmypast Ireland will help you to get the most out of your research.

Covering the whole island of Ireland

findmypast Ireland's records cover the whole island of Ireland: north to south, east to west.

Millions of historical records to help you learn about your past...and yourself

You can view around 10 million historical records which hold invaluable details about your Irish ancestors on findmypast Ireland. Here's a brief list of some of our key records and how you'll benefit from using them:

  • Find out about the events that shaped your ancestors' lives: search our birth, marriage and death records
  • See where your ancestors lived: our comprehensive set of census substitutes fill the gaps left by the absence of Irish censuses pre-1901
  • Get more detail: exclusive access to the Landed Estates Court records gives you useful details about tenants residing on estates all over Ireland, including maps and drawings of locations
  • Find out where your ancestors worked: our comprehensive national, provincial, local and professional directories will let you see if they were professors or publicans.
  • Find the jailbirds in your family tree: exclusive access to over 3.5 million names in the Irish Prison Registers
  • Learn about your military ancestors' experiences of war: our military & rebellion records collection contains detailed information about the Irish who fought in the 1798 Rebellion, World War I and the 1916 Easter Rising
  • Chart your ancestors' voyages: use our migration records to find out about the foreign lands your family moved to, travelled to or worked in

Discovering this information paints a vivid picture of your past. Learning about the choices your ancestors made can give you a sense of how you came to be the person you are today.

Coming soon - more records and new tools to make discovering your family history easier

The rare records we are providing at launch are just the start of the story. Over the coming months, as well as adding millions of new records, we'll be adding exciting new tools to help you grow your family story further. We look forward to helping you make a fantastic voyage of discovery.