Researching family history

Information on how to research your family history.

Our sources for family & local history

Sources available in the National Archives for family & local history research.

Free genealogy advisory service

Our free professional Genealogy Advisory Service is available Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00  (lunch closure 1pm-2pm).

1901 & 1911 Census

Our census website provides free access to digitised images of household returns & ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911.

Our genealogy website

Free access to digitised collections that are useful to family & local history research.

Genealogy resources

Information about genealogy organisations & publications.


Some answers to frequently asked questions.