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Irish Family History: Ashes to Archives
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.
- What’s different about Irish genealogyLosing so many records makes Irish family history more challenging but all is not lost.
- What was lost? Exactly what was lost in 1922? And, more importantly, what survived?
- I want to know more! Get detailed information on all of the Irish records available on findmypast
- Irish Births, Marriages & DeathsLearn about birth, marriage and death records in Ireland
- Our Irish records A quick guide to the Irish records on findmypast
- First steps in family history Follow our tips and get started on your family history on findmypast.