The National Archives holds many of the records which are relevant to Irish genealogy and local history. Although it cannot undertake research on behalf of members of the public, everyone is welcome to visit and explore the sources we hold on family and local history.
The following pages are intended as a guide to the sources held in the National Archives for members of the public who are beginning a search on the history of their family. We recommend that you consult this information prior to a visit to the National Archives, as it will help familiarise you with our genealogical sources and also enable the staff in the Reading Room to assist with any queries which you may have.
Members of the public can also avail of our in-house Genealogy Service which offers a free, short personal consultation service by professional genealogists to visitors to the National Archives who are researching their family tree.