It is well known that research into Irish family history is not always easy. Some valuable records have been lost, others start too late for your purposes and those you can find are difficult to read. Don't worry! Here we hope to share some advice and show you that family history research is enjoyable and worthwhile, and most importantly not at all as difficult as you might think. 

Latin Lesson

Most parish registers consist of baptismal and marriage records. These were recorded in either Latin or English. In this page you will find a  short list of some common Latin terms and their English equivalent.

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Marriage Record, Cork, Ireland

Genealogy Advice

The tips below are designed to offer you some basic advice in the search for your Irish ancestors. If you are coming to Ireland as part of your vacation and you intend doing some research, the following tips will be useful.

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Religious Organisations

Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland Parishes are administered by Dioceses.  Every Diocese now has its own website and you can click on the links below to find out more about the Church-led initiatives in your Parish.

 

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Parish Survey

Document the emigrants who left your community and trace their living descendents all over the world today.

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