Tracing your ancestry
It's estimated that as many as 6 million people living in Britain have at least one Irish grandparent. Find out how best to go about tracing your Irish ancestry by downloading the 'Tracing your ancestors in Ireland' booklet.
Download your research guide
Just found out you have Irish ancestry and want to learn more about your Irish roots? Why not download our fantastic new guide 'Tracing your ancestors in Ireland'. This guide will help you conduct your own research into your ancestoral jigsaw, as well as giving you some great contacts whilst in Ireland to help you get to the root of your family tree!
Ask a Local
Sometimes the best way to get to the bottom of your Irish ancestry is to travel to Ireland and discover it for yourself (with the added help of the locals!) We Irish are renowned for our hospitality and would be only too happy to help you find your Irish connections. Why not book a trip today to discover your Irish heritage and enjoy a holiday into the bargain!
Irish the world over
Embark on a wonderful voyage of self-discovery by uncovering your Irish ancestors and visiting the land they left behind.
The Major Repositories in Ireland
Discover where you can find information about your ancestors
Skibbereen Heritage Centre, in Skibbereen West Cork, features two main...
Kilkenny Archaeology Society operates from Rothe House in Kilkenny...
What else to explore
Search 1901 and 1911 census returns for free
Survey taken in Ireland between 1848 and 1864, with free search
Free search of Irish civil birth, marriage and death registers 1845-1958
Search for free 18 million births, marriages and deaths from civil and church registers
Use your DNA to rediscover your Irish Heritage