On June 30 1922, during the Irish Civil War, the Public Records Office of Ireland, located at the historic Four Courts in Dublin, was severely damaged by fire resulting in the loss of a huge number of records.
But all is not lost! Irish family history is not only one of the most perplexing to research it also one of the most rewarding. There are so many fascinating stories to be told from the records that survive and that’s why millions continue to search for their Irish ancestors.
Click on each of the links opposite to read up on how Irish genealogy differs from other countries, the best ways of getting started on your Irish family tree and the millions of records at your fingertips for piecing together your ancestor’s story.
Get started on your Irish family history today by searching our Birth, Marriage and Death records.