Ireland Record Selection Table

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The table below can help you decide which type of Irish records to search. Similar types of records in the country to which your ancestor immigrated may provide the information you need.Column 1 lists the types of information you may need.Column 2 lists the sections of this outline that discuss the records that are most likely to have the information you need.Column 3 lists other sections that may be useful.The section headings used in columns 2 and 3 are the same headings as those used in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog.Records containing previous research (biography, genealogy, history, nobility, periodicals, and societies) may be helpful for most types of information. These have not been repeatedly listed unless they are especially helpful for the information you need.
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The table below can help you decide which type of Irish records to search. Similar types of records in the country to which your ancestor immigrated may provide the information you need.  
  
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"Step 1. '''In column 1''' select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?
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Step 2. '''In column 2''' find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
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:&gt; Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library. <br><br>
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Step 3. '''In column 3''' find additional record types that may be useful. <br>
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:&gt; Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful.<br><br>
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need'''
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| '''1. If You Need'''  
| align="left" | 2. Look First In
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| '''2. Look First In'''
| align="left" | 3. Then Search
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| '''3. Then Search'''
 
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| align="left" | Age
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| Age  
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Civil Registration
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| Census, Church Records, Civil Registration  
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Military Records
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| Cemeteries, Military Records
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| Birth date  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration
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| Church Records, Civil Registration  
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Military Records, Newspapers, Occupations
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| Cemeteries, Military Records, Newspapers, Occupations
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace
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| Birthplace  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration
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| Church Records, Civil Registration  
| align="left" | Census, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations
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| Census, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations
 
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| align="left" | Boundaries of parishes, districts, and counties
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| Boundaries of parishes, districts, and counties  
| align="left" | Gazetteers
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| Gazetteers  
| align="left" | History, Maps
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| History, Maps
 
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| align="left" | Coats of arms
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| Coats of arms  
| align="left" | Heraldry
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| Heraldry  
| align="left" | <br>
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| <br>
 
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| align="left" | Death
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| Death  
| align="left" | Cemeteries, Church Records, Civil Registration, Newspapers
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| Cemeteries, Church Records, Civil Registration, Newspapers  
| align="left" | Court Records, Probate Records, Land and Property
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| Court Records, Probate Records, Land and Property
 
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| align="left" | Historical background
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| Historical background  
| align="left" | Genealogy, History
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| Genealogy, History  
| align="left" | Church History
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| Church History
 
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| align="left" | Emigration date
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| Emigration date  
| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration
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| Emigration and Immigration  
| align="left" | Church Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| Church Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
 
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| align="left" | Language helps
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| Language helps  
| align="left" | Language and Languages
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| Language and Languages  
| align="left" | <br>
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| <br>
 
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| align="left" | Living relatives
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| Living relatives  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Directories
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| Civil Registration, Directories  
| align="left" | Newspapers, Periodicals, Societies
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| Newspapers, Periodicals, Societies
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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| Maiden name  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration
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| Church Records, Civil Registration  
| align="left" | Newspapers
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| Newspapers
 
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| align="left" | Marriage
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| Marriage  
| align="left" | Church Records, Civil Registration
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| Church Records, Civil Registration  
| align="left" | Biography, Genealogy, Newspapers, Nobility
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| Biography, Genealogy, Newspapers, Nobility
 
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| align="left" | Occupation
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| Occupation  
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Directories, Occupations, Probate Records
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| Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Directories, Occupations, Probate Records  
| align="left" | Court Records; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.
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| Court Records; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.
 
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| align="left" | Parents, children, and other family members
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| Parents, children, and other family members  
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Probate Records
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| Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Probate Records  
| align="left" | Land and Property; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.; Schools
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| Land and Property; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.; Schools
 
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| align="left" | Physical description
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| Physical description  
| align="left" | Court Records, Military Records
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| Court Records, Military Records  
| align="left" | Biography, Newspapers, Occupations
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| Biography, Newspapers, Occupations
 
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| align="left" | Place-finding aids
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| Place-finding aids  
| align="left" | Gazetteers, Maps
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| Gazetteers, Maps  
| align="left" | Directories, History, Land and Property, Periodicals, Taxation
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| Directories, History, Land and Property, Periodicals, Taxation
 
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| align="left" | Places of residence
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| Places of residence  
| align="left" | Census, Church Records, Directories
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| Census, Church Records, Directories  
| align="left" | Land and Property, Names (Personal)
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| Land and Property, Names (Personal)
 
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| align="left" | Place of residence when you know only the county
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| Place of residence when you know only the county  
| align="left" | Civil Registration, Directories, Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation
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| Civil Registration, Directories, Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation  
| align="left" | Church Records
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| Church Records
 
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| align="left" | Previous research (compiled genealogy)
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| Previous research (compiled genealogy)  
| align="left" | Biography, Genealogy, Societies
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| Biography, Genealogy, Societies  
| align="left" | Nobility, Periodicals
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| Nobility, Periodicals
 
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| align="left" | Record-finding aids
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| Record-finding aids  
| align="left" | Archives and Libraries, Genealogy
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| Archives and Libraries, Genealogy  
| align="left" | Periodicals, Societies
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| Periodicals, Societies
 
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| align="left" | Religion
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| Religion  
| align="left" | Biography, Church Records, Civil Registration
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| Biography, Church Records, Civil Registration  
| align="left" | Census, Cemeteries, Genealogy, History
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| Census, Cemeteries, Genealogy, History
 
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| align="left" | Understanding names
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| Understanding names  
| align="left" | Names (Personal)
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| Names (Personal)
 
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Revision as of 13:47, 2 January 2012

The table below can help you decide which type of Irish records to search. Similar types of records in the country to which your ancestor immigrated may provide the information you need.

"Step 1. In column 1 select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?

Step 2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

> Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.

Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.

> Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

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1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Census, Church Records, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Military Records
Birth date Church Records, Civil Registration Cemeteries, Military Records, Newspapers, Occupations
Birthplace Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Newspapers, Military Records, Occupations
Boundaries of parishes, districts, and counties Gazetteers History, Maps
Coats of arms Heraldry
Death Cemeteries, Church Records, Civil Registration, Newspapers Court Records, Probate Records, Land and Property
Historical background Genealogy, History Church History
Emigration date Emigration and Immigration Church Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
Language helps Language and Languages
Living relatives Civil Registration, Directories Newspapers, Periodicals, Societies
Maiden name Church Records, Civil Registration Newspapers
Marriage Church Records, Civil Registration Biography, Genealogy, Newspapers, Nobility
Occupation Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Directories, Occupations, Probate Records Court Records; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.
Parents, children, and other family members Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Probate Records Land and Property; Poorhouses, Poor Law, Etc.; Schools
Physical description Court Records, Military Records Biography, Newspapers, Occupations
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps Directories, History, Land and Property, Periodicals, Taxation
Places of residence Census, Church Records, Directories Land and Property, Names (Personal)
Place of residence when you know only the county Civil Registration, Directories, Land and Property, Probate Records, Taxation Church Records
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Biography, Genealogy, Societies Nobility, Periodicals
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Genealogy Periodicals, Societies
Religion Biography, Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Cemeteries, Genealogy, History
Understanding names Names (Personal)