Help & Advice

To begin, read our getting started section which is an overview of the main aspects of family history. It will make it easier for people new to family history to start researching quickly and more effectively. It covers a range of topics including where and how to start, what information certificates can provide, where to get more help and a checklist to help you keep on track.

We’ve also put together a guide to Irish family history. This Introduction to Irish Genealogy takes you through the different types of records available and addresses the uniqueness of Irish family history research, providing further context on what’s available.

Once you start researching read our Using the Irish records section. This explores the different records we offer and what you can expect to find out when you search them.

Our Frequently asked questions (FAQs) section will help you answer those commonly asked questions. It is neatly broken down into categories to make it easy for you to find the information you’re looking for.

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