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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.

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)

 

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