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Our Genealogy Website

National Archives has developed a Genealogy website to facilitate access to digitised collections that are useful to family and local history research. Access to these records is free of charge.

All of these collections have been indexed and are searchable by name and location.

Further information on each collection is available in Sources for family & local history.

This portal provides access to:

  • Census Records, 1901 and 1911
  • Census survivals, 1821–1851
  • Census Search Forms, 1841–1851
  • Tithe Applotment Books, 1823–1837
  • Soldiers’ Wills, 1914–1917
  • Diocesan & Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes, 1623–1866
  • Catholic Qualification & Convert Rolls, 1700–1845
  • Valuation Office House, Field, Tenure & Quarto Books, 1824–1856
  • Shipping Agreements & Crew Lists, 1863–1921
  • Will Registers, 1858–1900
  • Calendars of Wills & Administrations, 1858–1922
  • Prerogative & Diocesan copies of some wills & indexes to others, 1596–1858

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Dáil Éireann Collections
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Annual release of State records, 2022
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1990 Annual Release of Government Archives
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