Ireland Genealogy

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Historic Ireland (pre-1922)
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Guide to Ireland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Today the island of Ireland is divided into two countries: (1) the Republic of Ireland, also known as Éire and (2) Northern Ireland, one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom (together with England, Scotland, and Wales). Prior to 1922 the island of Ireland was one country. The language most widely spoken is English.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Ireland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ireland research.

Ireland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ireland research.

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Ireland Clickable Map

The map below shows the whole of Ireland. The six counties of Northern Ireland are divided from the rest by a heavy black line.

County CorkCounty KerryCounty LimerickCounty WaterfordCounty WexfordCounty KilkennyCounty CarlowCounty WicklowCounty DublinCounty KildareCounty LaoisCounty TipperaryCounty ClareCounty GalwayCounty OffalyCounty WestmeathCounty MeathCounty LouthCounty MayoCounty RoscommonCounty SligoCounty LongfordCounty CavanCounty LeitrimCounty FermanaghCounty MonaghanCounty ArmaghCounty DownCounty Antrim, Ireland GenealogyCounty DerryCounty TyroneCounty DonegalIreland image map.png


Click on a county to locate more information about resources in that county.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


  • GENUKI Ireland links to resources.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ireland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.